Nikon this morning officially announced the D750, a 24-megapixel full frame DSLR geared towards photography enthusiasts. It will be a middle-tier full-frame model that’s offered between the cheaper D610 and the more expensive D810.
The D750 is an interesting camera, as it combines features that were previously found in both high- and lower-end Nikon DSLRs.
Inside the camera is a newly developed 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor powered by a EXPEED 4 image processor — similar to the high-end D810 and D4S. ISO ranges from 100-12,800, and is expandable to 50-51,200.
Other specs of the guts are a shutter speed range of 30-1/4000s, a continuous shooting speed of 6.5 shots per second and a 51-point autofocus system with 15 cross-type sensors (the same one used in higher-end models). Nikon says the D750 is the first Nikon DSLR to have the ability to lock onto subjects with as little as -3 EV illumination, allowing you to autofocus quickly and accurately in very dark environments.
A couple of intelligent features allow photographers to quickly adjust how photos are exposed and captured. The Highlight Weighted Metering feature allows users to prevent blown-out highlights in situations with bright lights, such as stage performances and public events. The “Clarity” and “Flat” Advanced Picture Control settings tell the camera to emphasize intense image details and broad tonal range, respectively.
On the video-recording front, the D750 offers the same functionality of the professional D810 — a camera that has widely been used for pro video productions. It can record Full HD 1920×1080 video at 60p, 30p, and 24p. Full manual controls are available, including aperture adjustment (the Power Aperture feature allows you to do smooth transitions) and shutter speed/ISO adjustments (while in manual mode).
An interesting feature of the camera can be found on the backside: it features a 3.2-inch tilting LCD screen — the first time this type of Vari-Angle screen has been combined with a full frame Nikon sensor (previously they’ve only been found on cheaper crop sensor models).
Another “first” for the D750 is Wi-Fi, which has never before been found on a Nikon FX camera. When paired with Nikon’s free wireless utility app, photographers can connect their DSLR to their phone or tablet in order to manage photos or control the camera.
Other features of the camera include dual SD memory card slots, a pop-up flash, 100% viewfinder coverage, a shutter lifetime of 150,000 shots, simultaneous HDMI output, headphone/microphone jacks, Zebra stripes for spotting overexposed areas, and a built-in intervalometer.
The Nikon D750 will be available starting in late September 2014 with a price tag of $2300 (it’s already available for preorder). It will also be packaged with the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VR lens in a kit that will be available starting in mid-October (price is TBA).