Nikon D750 £1600/$1800
Easy access to superb all-round perform ance
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.
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.