Landscape Photography: Drew May
Tigers: Sanjeet Mangat

Nikon D750 a brand new FX format DSLR was announced at Photokina 2014 (The biannual photography trade show in Germany) in September month and sales too started in September. I have seen many blogs written online and video previews and reviews in which I noticed that people are scared to buy new Nikon cameras because of the problems Nikon faced with the D600 model. For me it was a obvious shift from my Nikon D7100 DX  format to the FX format as I was not very comfortable with the steep pricing of D810 and the higher 36 MP it has with those heavy RAW files 🙂 and a very low fps of 5 which I think is slow for capturing action in wildlife photography as well as sports. D750 gave me that slight increase in FPS of 0.5 from my D7100.

The camera configuration of D750 is as follows :

  • 24.3 MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 2″ 1,229k-Dot RGBW Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX II 51-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 12800, Extended to ISO 51200
  • Continuous Shooting Up to 6.5 fps
  • 91k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Time Lapse Shooting & Exposure Smoothing
  • Tilting LCD screen

This model is supposed to fit in between the D610 and D810 as Nikon claims D750 has a new developed sensor which is better in ISO performance than d610.

Key features which distinguish D750 from the D610 are

. Newly developed 24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor with Native ISO 100-12800

. Tilting LCD Screen very helpful  during micro photography or handheld shots at ground level or taking above head shots.

. Inbuilt WIFI which is very helpful for taking photos remotely on any Android or IOS Device and also to transfer RAW and JPG images to the cell phone for easy sharing instantly .

. Nikon D750 has a Multi-CAM 3500FX II 51-Point AF Sensor which is same as the D4s and D810 or even better as the company says its a 2nd

. FPS increased from 6fps to 6.5fps which is good for action photography especially for sports and wildlife

 .Nikon D750 comes with  EXPEED 4 Image Processor which has resulted in better ISO performance than  D610

. D750 has a new function of Group Area AF which means you can form a cluster of 5 AF points as one AF point and can move as wanted.

. Another good feature which I noticed was the smooth transition of ISO (AUTO ISO) in video mode, so even if we move from a brighter area to dark area the auto ISO will manage the exposure by increasing or decreasing the ISO, rest all settings remain the same.

Conclusion : As of now the potential competitor for D750 is D610 but when it comes to those extra added features as mentioned above it may not be required by some photographers who are into event or wedding photography so for them D610 is a good value for money camera considering the latest price cut of 15k and now selling for sub 1lac price tag. But if you are a sports or a wildlife photographer it is highly recommended to go for the D750  for its features as low light focusing, higher fps, high native ISO range which all is required for this type of photography. So final conclusion is go for D610 and put those extra 15K in buying a good lens if you are a event or wedding photographer and if you are a wildlife/sports photographer go for D750 for those added features which D750 gives you.

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Anup Deodhar
Pune, Maharashtra
India
Landscape Photography: Drew May
Tigers: Sanjeet Mangat