Price: $2380 body [street price]
THE LOW-DOWN: This 24mp full frame digital single lens reflex sits just under the D810 in Nikon’s range, matching most of the features of the more expensive camera, except for the 36mp sensor. Auto focus and exposure technology in this camera is the very best. Attention is paid to improving video recording with the provision of a “flat” picture mode and powered aperture control that works with live view. Construction quality and ergonomics are outstanding. The 8 cm LCD flips up and down. There is built-in WiFi of limited usefulness. The brilliant optical viewfinder is a reminder of the one advantage that the traditional DSLR has over its compact system camera rivals. There are two SD card slots.
LIKE: Image quality is, as always with Nikon’s top cameras, beyond reproach. Also, like most Nikons, the responsiveness of the D750 is such that it is as fast and easy to use as blinking an eye. Focus tracking is the best we have experienced.
DISLIKE: The WiFi is pointless, providing nothing much more than image transfer. “Live view” is still hopelessly clunky compared with a CSC like the full frame Sony a7MkII.
VERDICT: If your heart is set on a traditional DSLR, or if you have Nikon lenses and are looking to upgrade, then look no further. We took this camera to the Parade, fitted with a 200mm lens, and fired away at the faces in the crowd. From over 100 photos not one was incorrectly exposed or focused and the speed of the camera meant that if we missed the decisive moment then it was not the camera’s fault. This is a lot of camera for the money, and the really good news is that the Australian retail price is the same as (or even a little less) than the US price.