Nikon launches full-frame D750

Full-frame DSLRs

Nikon D750
The new full-frame D750. Image: Nikon
Nikon has broadened its lineup of full-frame DSLR cameras with a new midrange model, the D750.

The camera will sit between the D610 – currently Nikon’s cheapest full-frame camera, reviewed here, – and the 36-megapixel D810.

The new camera offers the same, 24.3-megapixel resolution as the D610 but with, Nikon says, an improved sensor. The new chip should give better image quality than previous sensors, and especially, produce a cleaner image at higher ISOs. Nikon also says it has put improved autofocus in the camera, and up to 6.5fps continuous shooting for stills.

But, although the Nikon D750 has a similar resolution to the D600 and D610, it is closer to the D810 in its video features. The camera is capable of 50fps and 60fps recording, and sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100 to 51,200 is available in video mode.

Moreover, the Nikon D750 overcomes the lack of manual aperture in movie mode of the D600 and D610 and on earlier cameras such as the D7000. Instead, it offers control over shutter speed, aperture and audio levels during movie recording. The D750 gains the “power aperture” mode of the D810, which allows for almost stepless aperture adjustments during filming, even on lenses without an aperture ring.

The company also claims that the camera has reduced moiré and false colour, again compared with earlier Nikon DSLRs. The D750 has a clean HDMI output, and simultaneous recording internally and over HDMI.

The most obvious external change, though, is a swing out monitor, which can tilt up to 90 degrees and down to 75 degrees, although it is not fully reversible. The D750 also has built-in WiFi for camera control and uploading images.

The UK launch date for the D750 is 23 September, and it will cost £1799, body only, including VAT.