Nikon D750 Hands-on Preview

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Nikon drew the biggest crowds at the Cologne Exhibition Centre, with many photokina attendees clamoring to get their hands on the new Nikon D750, the camera maker’s third full-framed DSLR of the year.

Nikon D750The Nikon D750 model is basically a D810 with the 610’s sensor, essentially putting it halfway between the D610 and 810. It’s just shades different from the D810 in a few other specifications, but also surpasses the higher-end camera in a handful of areas.

The D750 takes more rapid burst shots than the D810, shooting 6.5 images per second, compared to 5. It also features a new-and-improved AF system with 51 focus areas. Finally, users can adjust its 3.2-inch RGBW screen away from the camera’s back body and angle it according to its horizontal axis. Furthermore, Nikon 750 also has integrated Wi-Fi support and a battery that’ll last for 1,230 shots.

Stellar Design and AF

The Nikon D750 feels great in hand. For all that Nikon crammed inside, the device is exceptionally light and easy to work with. In terms of mass, shape, and design, the D750 is closer to the D610 than the mighty D810. That makes the D750 an extremely tempting buy, considering the main difference between the D810 and D750 boils down to 12 megapixels.

Nikon created poor lighting conditions at its photokina booth to demonstrate the power of the AF system. As Nikon representatives claim, its sensitivity reaches up to 3EV (even more than D810), and its 51 focus areas enable a fast focus on static and dynamic objects in conditions that would surely be problematic for many competing devices. A few minutes of testing left us reasonably impressed. The camera certainly comes across as versatile and reliable.

Nikon D750What’s even more enticing about the autofocus system is the so-called 3D focus tracking that focuses on the depth of the object as well as its contours, and enables a focus lock on specific areas within dynamic objects that can change distance, location, and their position. This raises the reliability of Nikon D750 to a brand new level, because photographers can focus on other details, like photo composition, as the camera reliably retains focus.

The imaging sensor is definitely based on the D610’s, but Nikon boosted the ISO from 100 to 6400, to 100 to 12800. The shutter speed remains the same at 1/4000 of a second, which is only half as fast the D810. The D750 also supports full HD recording at 60 frames per second, but not 4K, like many rival devices.

Nikon D750 will be available starting in October, and will be sold solely in a kit with the AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4 VR lens. The body and lens combo will cost $2,299.

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