Nikon installed with the Nikon D750 (data sheet) a new image sensor. Despite 24.2 megapixel resolution is therefore not used in the Nikon D610 model used. The CMOS sensor measures 35.9 x 24.0mm and provides sensor sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 12,800. With the usual low and high extensions, Nikon ISO 50 or ISO 51.200 are also possible. A low-pass filter is available in contrast to the D810. Of course, the new imager Nikon promises an even better picture quality at high sensor sensitivities.
With its FX sensor, the Nikon D750 delivers noise-free images even at high ISO levels:
The fact that the new sensor is an improvement on the Nikon D610 (review) shows our image quality comparison. Up to ISO 1600, the pictures show no picture noise, even with ISO 3.200 the pictures are almost free of it. Only from ISO 6,400 onwards, the camera’s internal noise reduction picks up a bit more, but here, too, the new sensor shows what it is capable of. While the images of the D610 already show a visible noise, this is still in good grip with the Nikon D750. With ISO 12.800, the detail reproduction visibly decreases due to the stronger softening, but here too it is visible in front of the D610 and the D810. The high levels should then be used only with caution. While ISO 25.600 can still be used in smaller output sizes, the detail resolution of ISO 51.200 drops very sharply.
Under low-light conditions, no drop is detectable up to ISO 1,600, only at ISO 3,200 are the pictures softened a bit more. At ISO 6,400 you have to accept further small losses in image quality, but you can still use the images almost without any compromises. The picture quality then clearly goes back to ISO 12.800. ISO 25,600 are an option in case of emergency. ISO 51.200 should be avoided consistently. Here, fine details are virtually no longer resolved, a strong noise superimposed on the images.
Up to 6.3 frames per second, the D750 holds in burst mode:
The speed of the Nikon D750 is overall convincing. With 6.3 frames per second in each aspect ratio, you’re in a good position, although only 0.3 frames per second more than the Nikon D610. The buffer memory allows 61 JPEG pictures in a row at full speed, but in a RAW format, just 14 pictures are possible in series. This corresponds to about two seconds “continuous fire”. With the simultaneous storage of JPEG and RAW images, the speed breaks even after nine consecutive pictures. This is a little bit. If the buffer is filled, between 1.6 frames per second and 4.1 frames per second are possible. Good to know: If you populate the second memory card slot and split the pictures onto the first (RAW) and second (JPEG) memory card, you will not benefit from the speed.
Focusing can do with the Nikon D750 in just 0.19 seconds; the shutter lag is only 0.06 seconds. If you focus on LiveView mode, you have to wait much longer for 1.45 seconds. The tripping delay is noticeably longer with 0.15 seconds. On the other hand, the turn-on time of 0.24 seconds is really great, until the first picture after switching on, just 0.33 seconds pass.
In color rendering, we measure average to sufficient variations. This applies both to the average values, including the maximum values. In practice, these deviations are no problem.
The AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR is a good all-round lens:
As a kit lens, Nikon also offers the AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR for the D750 in addition to the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-F4.5G ED VR. This can cover a focal length of 24 to 120mm, so it is very variable equipped. The aperture is consistently at F4, so here you can not complain. Since the lens is also equipped with a fast SWM focus engine and a VR image stabilizer, it leaves little to be desired. The processing is excellent despite the plastic housing; the zoom ring can be rotated evenly. With three buttons you can select different options directly on the lens (AF / MF, VR off and on, VR mode “normal” or “active”). The imaging performance of the AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR is good overall for a 5x zoom. The sharpness in the wide-angle only at the outermost edges (although clearer here), this also applies to longer focal lengths. 35mm typical is the stronger vignetting, especially in the wide angle, but internal correction can mitigate this. Distortion is low for a zoom lens, and chromatic aberrations are not negative. The VR image stabilizer of the zoom was able to compensate in the test about three f-stops, which allows exposure times of about 1/15 second at the telephoto end (120mm). This is a good value. The AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR is a good choice if you need an all-around lens.
conclusion of nikon d750 review:
With the D750 (practice), Nikon users can enjoy some of the premium D8xx series technology without having to resort to a high-megapixel camera. Here, the autofocus with 51 measuring fields and 15 cross sensors should be mentioned. Compared to the Nikon D810, it has been designed to be even more sensitive with a measurement range of minus three EV, which increases precision in low light. In addition, the autofocus also convinces with its focus up to F8. The D750 also includes the exposure meter module for the D810, which has 91,000 RGB pixels. Also on board is the new light-proof measuring method.
The features of the Nikon D750 is compelling overall:
The image quality pays off the use of a new image sensor. The D750 delivers visibly noise-free images with high sensor sensitivities, and the detail reproduction stays at a high level for a longer time. Here, Nikon has undoubtedly improved. With the somewhat extended ISO range up to ISO 51,200 (even if one should not use this sensitivity anymore), one is, even more, variable on the way. The 3.2-inch display is also really successful. Finally, one has to say; it is synonymous with Nikon came up with the idea of obstructing a folding LCD in miniature cameras. This greatly facilitates picture control in some situations. Of course, with 1.23 million subpixels, the resolution of the display cannot be faulted at all.
Due to the deep handle, the DSLR can be held particularly comfortable:
Solider small-screen standard is offered by the optical with 100 percent field coverage, of course, all important photographic parameters can be reached directly by button, and of course, the case is very well made. The new, significantly deeper or larger handle, you can hold the D750 very well. That the control display, therefore, had to be kept a little smaller, is a pity, but you can live with that. In the video recording, the Nikon D750 convinced us with an excellent picture quality and 60 full frames per second at full HD resolution. Also, the aperture can be changed during recording.
- Very good to excellent picture quality and detail reproduction up to ISO 1,600
- Good to very good picture quality at ISO 3,200 and ISO 6,400
- Even ISO 12.800 can still be used
- Very high-quality magnesium case with ergonomically shaped handle
- Camera housing protected against dust and spray
- Large and bright optical pentaprism finder with 100% frame coverage
- direct access to many functions via many separate buttons and dials
- Three buttons can be configured individually
- Very good to excellent picture quality and detail reproduction up to ISO 1,600
- High frame rate in continuous mode (in the lab: up to 6.3 fps for 14 RAW images in a row)
- Foldable and high-resolution (1.23 million sub-pixel) 3.2-inch display
- Fast autofocus (0.19 seconds) in photo mode (51 AF points, 15 of them with cross sensors)
- The autofocus works up to an open aperture of F8
- Fine tuning of the autofocus possible
- Accurate exposure meter with 91,000 RGB pixels
- DX mode for use with DX lenses
- Control display on the top of the digital camera (including lighting)
- Integrated WLAN module for wireless remote control and image transmission available
- Full and semi automatic and manual exposure mode available
- Individually configurable recording modes available (U1, U2)
- Two memory card slots with different storage options (for example: backup)
- Integrated flash unit (rarely available on 35mm cameras)
- Full HD video recording at up to 60 frames per second (1080p30)
- Very good picture quality in video mode (see our three sample videos)
- Acceptable sound quality of the built-in microphone with adjustable level
- Connection for an external microphone available (3,5mm)
- Headphone output available (3,5mm)
- Compatible with all memory cards we tested up to 256GB
- AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR: Good picture performance, continuous aperture of F4
- AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR: Good workmanship, fast autofocus, VR image stabilizer
- Shortest exposure time “only” 1 / 4.000 second
- Liveview and video autofocus a bit slow
- Dimming button not optimally accessible
- Few options for remote control over Wi-Fi