Nikon D750 Preliminary Review – Fast and affordable full frame

Nikon D750 Preliminary Review – Fast and affordable full frame

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    Without waiting for the exhibition Photokina 2014, which opens on 16 September, Nikon has announced a new full-frame camera – D750.

    In the line of Nikon it is located exactly between the D610 and D810. Manufacturer strongly insists that the camera uses a completely new sensor module and shutter, as well as a number of other elements.

    Nikon D750 в естественной среде обитания
    Nikon D750 in its natural habitat

    However, we are more inclined to believe that the new camera is built on the matrix of the D610 (and Sony Alpha A7) with a number of software improvements. Housing is brand new. There was a built-in Wi-Fi. Screen finally received an inclined structure, and the possibility of recording in D750 are the same as in D810.

    Overall, a very interesting product, occupy the empty niche. And, of course, do not take it as a substitute for good old D700. The table below allows you to compare the parameters of the three full-frame SLR Nikon.

    Nikon D750

    Nikon D810

    Nikon D610

    Class

    full-frame SLR camera (FX)

    full-frame SLR camera (FX)

    full-frame SLR camera (FX)

    Matrix

    Full frame (35,9×24 mm),

    CMOS,

    24 MP

    Full frame (35,9×24 mm),

    CMOS,

    36,3 MP

    Full frame (35,9×24 mm),

    CMOS,

    24 MP

    Lens

    interchangeable,

    Nikon F mount

    interchangeable,

    Nikon F mount

    interchangeable,

    Nikon F mount

    Photo format

    RAW, JPG

    (maximum resolution 6016×4016)

    RAW, TIFF, JPG

    (maximum resolution 7360×4912)

    RAW, JPG

    (maximum resolution 6016×4016)

    Video Format

    MPEG4/H.264

    (1920×1080, 60p; 1280×720, 60p)

    MPEG4/H.264

    (1920×1080, 60p; 1280×720, 60p)

    MPEG4/H.264

    (1920×1080, 30p; 1280×720, 60p)

    Sensitivity range

    ISO 100-12800 (50-51200)

    ISO 50-25 600 (31-51200)

    ISO 100-6400 (50-25600)

    Shutter speed range

    30-1 / 4000 sec,

    X sync – 1/250 sec

    30-1 / 8000 sec,

    X sync – 1/250 sec

    30-1 / 4000 sec,

    X sync – 1/200 sec

    Continuous Shooting

    6.5 frames/sec in full resolution

    5 frames/s in full resolution

    6 frames/sec in full resolution

    Flash

    Built-in

    (guide number 12 at ISO 100),

    connector “hot shoe” to connect an external flash

    Built-in

    (guide number 12 at ISO 100),

    connector “hot shoe” to connect an external flash

    Built-in

    (guide number 12 at ISO 100),

    connector “hot shoe” to connect an external flash

    Viewfinder

    optical (pentaprism),

    100% frame coverage,

    zoom 0.7x

    optical (pentaprism),

    100% frame coverage,

    zoom 0.7x

    optical (pentaprism),

    100% frame coverage,

    zoom 0.7x

    Screen

    LCD,

    inclined design,

    diagonal – 3,2′,

    Resolution 1,229,000 pixels

    LCD,

    fixed design,

    diagonal – 3,2′,

    resolution 1229000 pixels

    LCD,

    fixed design,

    diagonal – 3,2′,

    resolution 921 000 pixels

    Memory

    2 slot SD/SDHC/SDXC

    2 slots: SD/SDHC/SDXC and CF

    2 slot SD/SDHC/SDXC

    Interfaces

    USB 3.0,

    Video Out,

    HDMI,

    Wi-Fi

    USB 3.0,

    Video Out,

    HDMI

    USB 3.0,

    Video Out,

    HDMI

    Battery

    EN-EL15,

    Li-Ion 1900 mAh

    EN-EL15,

    Li-Ion 1900 mAh

    EN-EL15,

    Li-Ion 1900 mAh

    Dimensions and weight

    141 x 113 x 78 mm,

    750 g

    146 x 123 x 82 mm,

    980 g

    141 x 113 x 82 mm,

    895 g

    Price

    $ 2300

    (Buy from Amazon)

    $ 3300

    (Buy from Amazon)

    $ 2,000

    (Buy from Amazon)

    Unfortunately, we have not yet had the opportunity to examine in detail the Nikon D750, so that we will share a few chaotic first impressions and the test images.

    Nikon D750 на презентации в Москве
    Nikon D750

    Nikon D750 на презентации в Москве
    Nikon D750

    The first thing that you should pay attention – a modified form of the body and a number of design features. D750 slightly smaller than D610 at the expense of smaller thickness, but to preserve the comfortable in the company of a little job on the shape of the handle.

    Increased the radius of curvature, and the grip was more profound. It is not that radically improved ergonomics – most owners D600 / D610 likely will not notice the difference at all. But the smaller screen on the top panel immediately makes draw attention to themselves. It is more narrow than in younger full framed Nikon, but its information content is almost not affected.

    Материалы корпуса Nikon D750
    Materials of the body Nikon D750

    Материалы корпуса Nikon D750
    Materials of the body Nikon D750

    Case Metal front panel contains a plastic insert to reduce the weight of the structure. This approach Nikon practicing for a long time. On the strength and water resistance is not reflected. The photos below are designated seals that prevent the ingress of moisture. However, the full protection of the question – the camera easily withstand shooting in the rain, but to take her to the pool is definitely not worth it.

    Уплотнительные прокладки на корпусе Nikon D750
    O-rings on the body Nikon D750

    The inclined screen – perhaps the most significant innovation for high-end DSLR Nikon. Before they were equipped with only low-end models. The screen is large, bright and clear – resolution is 1,229,000 points. The design allows you to tilt it 90 degrees up and 75 degrees down. The design is quite sturdy, with metal elements.

    Конструкция экрана Nikon D750
    The design of the screen Nikon D750

    Конструкция экрана Nikon D750
    The design of the screen Nikon D750

    The matrix has exactly the same resolution as in the D610 (24 MP, 6016×4016) – this is what causes us to doubt the statements of the manufacturer. Production of sensors for Nikon (at least for SLR cameras) is engaged in Sony, while on the side of Nikon are R D processes.

    This is a very common practice in which there is nothing to be ashamed of. So that information policy Nikon looks like something strange. But let’s not get distracted.

    Общий вид Nikon D750
    General view of the Nikon D750

    Верхняя панель Nikon D750
    Top panel Nikon D750

    Нижняя панель Nikon D750
    Bottom panel Nikon D750

    Unlike D810, D750 matrix has UE filter. Sensitivity is adjustable 100-12800 units expandable to ISO 51200. Feature to use compressed RAW-format is not provided. According Nikon it makes sense to save space in the case of the high resolution sensor. And it’s hard to disagree. One RAW-shot with D750 takes about 30 megabytes, which is quite acceptable.

    Порты и разъемы на левом торце корпуса Nikon D750
    Ports and connectors on the left side of the case Nikon D750

    Селектор режимов съемки на верхней панели Nikon D750
    Selector of shooting modes on top of the Nikon D750

    Nikon D750 uses the familiar system of AF Multi-CAM 3500FX AF with 51 points. However, the sensitivity was further “pump” – the camera can focus at light -3EV. So in that sense the novelty stands on an equal footing with the D810 and D4s.

    Well, for those who once bought a D600 it will be a major reason for the upgrade. In the Tracking focus can add a group of points in which the object to be tracked. Coupled with increased shooting speed (up to 6.5 frames per second) it makes D750 the best one inexpensive reportage camera.

    Общий вид Nikon D750
    General view of the Nikon D750

    In part of the video mode D750 is completely analogous to D810. It records Full HD video at 60 frames per second. There are, of course, zebra, is a function of Picture Control, it is possible to manually adjust the sensitivity.

    Previous Nikon cameras this is not enough. Details about the video recording will be discussed in the review, but for now give some examples of the shooting. Several blocks (though not the most illustrative) we managed to make the presentation. And some were published online as examples of official shooting.

    Nikon D750, ISO 3200, 15 мм, f/2.8, 30 c
    Nikon D750, ISO 3200, 15mm, f / 2.8, 30 sec

    Nikon D750, ISO 400, 82 мм, f/16, 1/5 c
    Nikon D750, ISO 400, 82mm, f / 16, 1/5 sec

    Nikon D750, ISO 100, 200 мм, f/4.0, 1/500 c
    Nikon D750, ISO 100, 200 mm, f / 4.0, 1/500 sec

    Nikon D750, ISO 100, 18 мм, f/9.0, 1 c
    Nikon D750, ISO 100, 18mm, f / 9.0, 1 sec

    Unfortunately, we have not been able to test the built-in Wi-Fi module. But we know that it will offer only basic functionality, while the Nikon D750 is compatible with all branded Wi-Fi adapters. This is what we discuss in detail in this review.

    Батарейный отсек Nikon D750
    Battery compartment Nikon D750

    Слоты для SD-карточек на правом боку Nikon D750
    Slot for SD-cards on the right side of the Nikon D750

    Together with the D750, Nikon has announced a new lens AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED, as well as flash Speedlight SB500. The existing 20-mm fixed for a long time in need of replacement, so it can be called a long-awaited event.

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    Flash is designed to expand the lineup soon, it is not positioned as an ideal complement to the D750 and is focused more on the fans. She does not own the screen, and the head does not rotate 180 degrees. So that those who aim to buy D750 should be considered rather flagship flash SB900.

    AF-S Nikkor 20 мм f/1.8G ED
    AF-S Nikkor 20mm f / 1.8G ED

    Nikon Speedlight SB500
    Nikon Speedlight SB500

    In general, Nikon emerges exceptionally powerful full-frame SLR line. For professionals and photographers have D4s, for aesthetes – Df, for keen amateurs and professionals of all kinds – D610, D750 and D810. And, of course, do not discount the original Nikon D4, as well as models D800 and D800E. They are still being sold. And will be sold for a long time.

    The total circulation of D750 in the theory will be 3-4 times higher than in the D810. Coherent competition this camera has no draw is not capable.

    Nikon D750
    Nikon D750

    Nikon D750
    Nikon D750

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    However, D750 and Df are not symmetrical response. Sony systematically refuses optical viewfinder and mirror, so that the series A7/A7R/A7S unlikely to be interested fans Nikon. And the problem of shortage of high-end optics for Sony still is quite sharp. So that the D750 is not occupied by any niche and time to spare.

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