Nikon D750: Full-format DSLR with Wi-Fi and GPS Option Introduced

Lightweight and compact full-size camera with great technical features. Wi-Fi is built-in, GPS is available as an option.

Nikon D750 with 24-120 lens

Nikon D750 with 24-120 lens

Nikon fills in the gap between D610 and D810 with the new D750.

In short, a new sensor, a folding display and Wi-Fi are integrated into a lightweight and compact housing. The Nikon D750 is also referred to by many as the long-awaited real successor to the D700.

Features and functions of the Nikon D750

At the heart of the camera is the newly developed 24.3 megapixel sensor in FX format. While Nikon does not use an AA filter in most other cameras, the D750 is still equipped with a low-pass filter. The ISO range of the sensor ranges from 100 to 12,800 and can be extended to ISO 50 to 51,200.

The autofocus is equipped with the Multi-Cam 3500 II module with 51 measuring fields (including 15 cross sensors).

Folding display of the D750

Folding display of the D750

Brand new at Nikon is the folding monitor. The 3.2 “display with a resolution of about 1.2 million pixels can be folded down to 75 degrees and 90 degrees to the top. A touchscreen is not included. Also known from the D5300 turning function of the monitor is not available in the full-frame camera.

The housing is made of a mixture of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and a magnesium alloy.
Thanks to numerous seals, the D750 – like the D810 – is protected against dust and moisture. Because of the new case, another battery grip is needed. The D750 fits the MB-D16.

Video features of the D750

Video menu on folding display

Video menu on folding display

Videos record the camera in full HD resolution with up to 60 frames per second. Alternatively also 24p, 25p, 30p, and 50p.

The aperture is controlled during recording. An uncompressed video output via HDMI is possible, even directly while recording to the SD memory card. New is an automatic ISO control with manual iris and time. For example, aperture and shutter speed can be preset for video, and exposure is controlled by ISO sensitivity.

Movie support includes a switchable zebra pattern. During the recording, scorched lights are highlighted on the display.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Built-in WLAN module Built-in WLAN module

A Wi-Fi module is installed directly in the housing. Technically it will be a WU-1b module. This allows remote control of the camera from the tablet or smartphone.

As software, Nikon offers the “Wireless Mobile Utility” app for Android and iOS.

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Download QR code WirelessMobileUtility Developer: Nikon Corporation Price: Free  Wireless Mobile Utility

Download QR code Wireless Mobile Utility Developer: Nikon Corporation Price: Free

However, outstanding features are not to be expected, as my WMU test has shown.

GPS for the Nikon D750

The photographer does not need an internal GPS module. If I think of my experience with the D5300 but that is not a disadvantage.

GPS connection - at the top

GPS connection – at the top

As with all current Nikon DSLR cameras Geotagging can be retrofitted via the GPS receiver GP-1. The Geotagger can be connected via the MC-DC2 compatible accessory socket.

Also the numerous alternatives Geotagger are compatible. Which GPS receiver to the Nikon D750 fit I summarized in the Geotagger database .

[Update November 2014]
In this article I have summarized all details about GPS with the Nikon D750.

My first assessment

Space for 2 SD memory cards Space for 2 SD memory cards

Exactly the camera that I imagined. A “small” D810 without the 36 megapixels and with a decent autofocus. The folding screen is cool. How this works in practice will become apparent.

I see the WLAN as a nice add-on. The function will (unfortunately) not go beyond the known WLAN wart WU-1a.

At the photokina I will get further information at the press conference. After a hands-on I can certainly say more. Even if that will be my new camera.

Price and availability

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For the Nikon D750 Body is a price of 2149 euros. There will also be two kits. Once with 24-85 f / 3.5-f / 4.5 for 2699 euros and with the 24-120 f / 4 lens for 2799 euros.

The delivery date is already called the week after the photokina. As of September 23, 2014 camera and 24-85 kit should be commercially available. The kit with the 24-120, however, only from the end of October 2014.

However, why the set with the 24-120 is not available at the same time as the body, I’m surprised.