Post 6: The Nikon D750

August 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

About a week ago, I caught wind of new rumors that Nikon is possibly going to be releasing a new, full-frame camera sometime in late August or September. Yesterday, I found out the new DSLR is most likely going to be called the D750.

I don't know how accurate these rumor websites are, but they've seem to fairly reliable in the past. So far, the only things I know about the new camera is that it'll have a 24 mp full-frame sensor, be marketed as a "sports camera," be around $2,500, feature a tilting LCD screen, and feature a 51 point auto-focus system. 

The 24 mp full-frame sensor is probably the most exciting part about this camera for many. At the moment, the options for a Nikon DSLR with a full-frame sensor are the D610, Df, D810, D4, and D4s. The D610 would be more attractive to me if it weren't for the specs. Clearly, the D610 is intended to be more of an entry-level DSLR based on its features, but I'm sure this was done to keep the costs down. The Nikon Df isn't really an option for me (or any professional photography, probably) because of the single SD card slot and button layout. The fact that the Df has a D4 sensor was extremely tempting for a few months, though. The D810 has nice specs, but its 36 mp sensor is a big turn off for me. I don't really need that much resolution, and I imagine the size of the files would really slow down editing and also require me to buy bigger, more expensive cards. The D4 and D4s are probably the best options if price wasn't a factor, but you know, life... Based on the expected price of this new camera, I, along with many others, are assuming the D750 will fall between the D610 and D810. This is potentially a perfect situation for me. I'm hoping the D750 will feature a higher sync speed and maximum shutter speed, and at 24 mp instead of 36, the file sizes will be a little more manageable (although, I honestly wouldn't mind less megapixels).

 I don't really know what the D750 being marketed as a "sports camera" means exactly, but I'm assuming this means it will feature a faster FPS rate, and other features closer to the D4/D4s and further from the D810. This isn't really a huge point for me. I get by fine with 6 FPS, which is what the D610 can do. I'm hoping that a faster FPS rate also means a larger buffer. Preferably a buffer that can handle much more than 10 RAW files. A larger buffer would be pretty big to me.

$2,500. Not much to say about that. I think it's a pretty decent price for what this camera will possibly feature. The D600 was a big deal because it was an affordable, full-frame DSLR. I had hoped that the D600 was the beginning of full-frame cameras becoming more accessible, and based on the cameras that have been released since then, it kind of seems that way. 

I'm not a huge fan of the tilting LCD screen, and I kind of hope this doesn't actually happen. I don't do a whole lot of video, and that's the only time I really use the LCD screen on my DSLR. I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that a tilting LCD screen will require some of the buttons on the back of the DSLR to be moved around, like the D5X00 series. Anyone who is new to Nikon won't care, but people who have been using Nikon DSLRs for a while and are used to buttons along the side of the back should definitely notice. My ISO, WB, etc. buttons have always been in the same general area regardless of which Nikon body I'm using (except the D5X00 series, obviously), and I'm not that excited to have to get used to a new location for them.

The 51 point autofocus system is another thing I don't really care about one way or another. When I went from my D3100 to my D7000, I was excited to go from 11 autofocus points to 39. Then I began selecting my own focus points instead of having my camera do it for me, and I realized I could easily get by with 11. However, I'm hoping Nikon doesn't squeeze all of the focus points into the middle of the frame, like with the D7000.

Assuming this new camera is produced, I'm pretty excited. Nikon users have been begging for a D700 successor for years, and the Nikon D750 will probably be exactly that (if you couldn't tell from the name...). Nikon has released three full-frame cameras in the past few years, and honestly, none of them have really done it for me or been an answer to those who have been asking for a D700 replacement. Nikon users loved the D700 because it featured the same full-frame sensor that was in Nikon's flagship camera at the time, but for a much lower price. If Nikon still produced new versions of the D700, I probably would have picked one up already. The only way to get a D700 now is used. I don't mind buying used glass, but I've had bad experiences with used bodies in the past, so I probably won't go that route ever again. I really hope the rumors are accurate, and if they are, I'm interested to see what the actual specs of the camera are. I'll try my best to wait patiently until Nikon officially makes an announcement... 

 

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