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Nikon D750 Announced: Full Frame Quality In A Lightweight Package

by Brandon Russell | September 11, 2014September 11, 2014 9:01 pm PDT

Nikon on Thursday officially unveiled its new D750, a new DSLR the company says offers FX-format image quality and pro-caliber video. It wasn’t much of a secret to begin with, and it’s true that much of the camera was spoiled before a formal introduction. But Nikon’s new shooter, which comes with a 24.3-megapixel full frame sensor, is the company’s brand new pride and joy, described as “the camera many have been waiting for.”

“Never before has this level of functionality and vast feature set been offered in a full frame DSLR, at such an attractive price,” said Masahiro Horie, director of marketing and planning at Nikon.

The camera is described as incredible compact and light, which is one of the more enticing facts given that this is a full frame camera. But just because it’s small doesn’t mean it sacrifices on features; you still get a flip-out screen, double SD card slot, and the same 51-point AF system (15 cross-type sensors, 11 of which are full functional up to f/8) Nikon uses in its high-end DSLRs. On that note, Nikon included what it describes as an Advanced Multi-Cam 3500-FX II AF focus system, which is used for tracking the quickest action, such at sports and wildlife.

Also included is an improved mirror/shutter mechanism, a burst rate of 6.5 frames per second, EXPEED 4 image processor, ISO range of 11-12,800 (expandable to 50-51,200) and the ability to record 1080p video at 60/30/24p, with full manual control and live aperture adjustment; in manual mode D750 owners can also adjust shutter speed and ISO while recording video. Nikon also included built-in Wi-Fi, enabling users to share their images and capture remotely.

When the D750 launches, it’ll be compatible with more than 80 FX and DX-format NIKKOR lenses; you can actually purchases a kit, which comes with an AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4 VR lens when it launches mid-October. The body only will be available in late September for $2,229.95; the kit price wasn’t announced, though we’ll probably hear more information as October nears.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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