After a slew of crafty leaks, Nikon has confirmed rumor mill discourse with its release of the D750, a DSLR the company says offers “superior image quality” via a 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image-processor.
The D750 replaces the 6-year-old D700 and slots between the Nikon D610 and 810. The full-framed DSLR is light, weighing only 750 grams, or 1.6 pounds. It’s also weather sealed for fighting off dust and moisture and has two SD card slots.
Further specs reveal the D750 to be an impressive shooter: high-speed continuous shooting allows 100 shots per burst at 6.5fps in FX and DX format; advanced scene recognition system delivers better auto control over AF, AE, i-TTL flash control, and AWB; and a 51-point autofocus system enables focused images in low-light scenarios. The D750 is also Nikon’s first FX-format camera to come with built-in Wi-Fi that allows easy social sharing of images and two-way functionality with smartphones and cameras. The ISO ranges from 100 to 12,800, and with Nikon’s Hi2 mode, the company claims an equivalent of ISO 51,200. It can also focus at -3EV.
The viewfinder has been OLED-enhanced and provides 100 percent coverage, while the backside of the D750 includes an LCD display that can be tilted upward by 90 degrees and downward by 75 degrees.
Of course, it does video, shooting 1080p at 60, 30, and 24fps, with Power Aperture for smoothing out adjustments, and zebra stripes to guide exposure control.
All of this comes wrapped up in a sleek looking, lightweight Nikon FX-format body that’s carbon fiber composite on the front and magnesium alloy on the top and back. Nikon claims this also adds to the camera’s “superior strength and rigidity,” but those eager to find out for themselves may have to wait a bit longer — Nikon has yet to release pricing or availability information officially for the US. But, the Nikon D750 will be going on sale overseas on September 23 for €2,149, or $2,299.99, body only. Stay tuned.