Nikon D750 £1600/$1800

Easy ac­cess to su­perb all-round per­form ance

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Im­age qual­ity is ex­cel­lent in all re­spects, with su­perb colour ac­cu­racy and vi­brant yet en­tirely nat­u­ral-look­ing re­sults

Whereas the D700 had a pro-style lay­out that was sim­i­lar to that of the D5 and D500, the newer D750 is much more like the D610 and D7200. That’s no bad thing for an upgrade cam­era, since the pro­vi­sion of scene modes and ef­fects on its more con­ven­tional shoot­ing mode dial will make up­graders feel at home. Even so, Nikon UK classes the D750 as a pro-grade cam­era, and it boasts fea­tures and a level of per­for­mance that gen­uinely live up to that billing.

Like the D610, it boasts a mag­ne­sium al­loy chas­sis with car­bon-fi­bre pan­els, but that’s where the sim­i­lar­ity ends; the D750 is new and im­proved in al­most ev­ery way. The im­age sen­sor rep­re­sents a com­plete re­design, the im­age pro­ces­sor is a whole gen­er­a­tion newer, aut­o­fo­cus is pro­vided by a re­vamped Mk II edi­tion of Nikon’s 51-point Multi-CAM 3500 sys­tem, with 11 points avail­able at f/8. The me­ter­ing sys­tem is also a gen­er­a­tion newer, and fea­tures a high­res­o­lu­tion mod­ule that’s based on 91k pix­els, com­pared with the D610’s 2k pix­els.

Ad­di­tional up­grades in­clude a big­ger memory buf­fer, a faster max­i­mum drive rate of 6.5fps and a greater sen­si­tiv­ity range stretch­ing to ISO12800 (or ex­panded to ISO51200). Han­dling, mean­while, is en­hanced by a tilt­ing screen that makes Live View cap­ture much eas­ier. The D750 also boasts built-in Wi-Fi that, sur­pris­ingly, is lack­ing in all of Nikon’s other FX bod­ies.

Per­for­mance

Aut­o­fo­cus, me­ter­ing and auto white bal­ance are highly ac­cu­rate and im­pres­sively con­sis­tent on a shot-to-shot ba­sis. Im­age qual­ity is ex­cel­lent in all re­spects, with su­perb colour ac­cu­racy and vi­brant yet en­tirely nat­u­ral-look­ing re­sults. Shots taken in low light at high ISOs are amaz­ingly low in im­age noise, and are hard to tell apart from sim­i­lar im­ages shot on the flag­ship D5.

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