Nikon D750 £1600/$1800
What’s good: Stunning image quality, even at high ISO settings; sophisticated yet simple handling. What’s bad: Lacks the ultra-high resolution of the D810, or the super-fast drive rate of the D500. Our verdict: It’s the best overall choice unless you have very specific shooting requirements. A bit like a high-performance estate car with four-wheel drive, the D750 is a multi-tasking marvel. It boasts great handling thanks to its intuitive control layout; immaculate image quality even at very high ISO settings; and a good turn of pace in continuous drive mode. It’s also great value for such an over-achieving full-frame camera, and is capable of shooting everything from portraiture to action photography.
For the ultimate performance in terms of super-fast continuous shooting and autofocus tracking for your sports and wildlife photography, the D5 is the most ‘professional’ choice. However, the D500 is much less expensive and includes most of the same high-end features, if you’re willing to stick with the DX format. Or if capturing fine detail and retaining it even in very large-format printing is top of your wish list, the D810 is your ultimate upgrade. Just don’t expect squeaky-clean image quality at high ISO settings.