Nikon D750 camera operation and review

Nikon D750 camera operation and review
Nikon D750 camera operation and review

I got a Nikon D750 camera in 2019, I've been using it for 1.5 years. I wrote about how it was in this review.

Previously, I was already familiar with an amateur SLR camera, I shot with a Nikon D3100 for more than 10 years, but I did not do photography professionally, I could not shoot completely in manual mode. I learned this already on the Nikon D750, because the fact that it was shooting in automatic modes did not suit me... Now I write about it with irony, but at first I was freaking out, because, it would seem, such an expensive camera (almost 100,000, without a lens), and there is no "masterpiece" button, and the frames sometimes turned out worse than on the old one. Instructions - a huge book with more than 500 pages was difficult to read. What I want to say by this: in order to evaluate all the possibilities of this camera, you need good knowledge in the field of photography, which I initially lacked.

First impressions compared to the Nikon D3100: huge and heavy. It is very difficult to wear it around the neck, so I bought a comfortable shoulder strap for him on Aliexpress.

DX format lenses are not suitable for a full-frame camera: the mount is the same, you can shoot with them, but the frame is cut, you need to focus on the frames in the viewfinder, and this is not convenient. The only thing I use on two cameras is the Chinese Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8, suitable for both crop and full frame, but the picture will be different. Lenses are sold much more expensive for full-frame cameras than for amateur ones. I eventually bought a Nikon AF Nikkor 24-85mm 1:2.8-4 D IF Aspherical Macro (1:2) lens for 15,000 rubles for the Avito camera. He turned out to be quite good, and most of the photos in this review were taken on him. But I still lack a telephoto lens.

What's good about the Nikon D750:

1. Working ISO 3200, 4500 in the dark - a great picture without noise is obtained. For comparison, the D3100 was noisy after 1250.

2. The ability to save 2 user settings, which are conveniently switched by the control disk.

3. Connect to the phone via Wifi. A very convenient function: you can immediately view photos from the camera on the phone screen or shoot directly through the phone by installing the camera on a tripod. At the same time, it is easy to control the focus through the touch screen of the phone.

4. Many professional settings that can be used during the shooting process. High shooting speed. Multi-exposure mode and other creative modes.

5. The video shoots perfectly in Full HD format.

6. Convenient tilt display: you can shoot from the ground and see everything, or vice versa, hold the camera at arm's length and also see the picture.

This is a great camera, both for professionals and for creative people.

Of the disadvantages, I am most confused by the problem with the shutter at short exposures. The first time I was scared at all when the error "err" popped up and the camera "froze", but then I realized this pattern and what to do in such cases. If the first frame, (exactly the first one!) if it is done with a shutter speed of 1/2000 or shorter, then the shutter triggers and jams, and writes "ERR". To eliminate this, you need to press the shutter button again, then the shutter will work until the end, and "Err" disappears. To avoid this problem, I try to make the first frame with a shutter speed longer than 1/1000, then there is no problem. Well, then you can already set any other settings. I read that the D750 had a series of cameras that fell under the warranty replacement of the shutter. I tried the serial number - mine is not on the list. I hope that this is only a problem of the situation, and in the future it will not affect in any way. I have not encountered this on the D3100. I will take off one star precisely because of this, everything else suits me.

Other disadvantages are relative: this is the weight of the camera, its price (now, by the way, the camera is much cheaper) and expensive lenses for it.

In general, I am very happy that I have such a camera. Now I started shooting in manual mode, and I'm already getting the picture I want to see, but there are still a lot of settings that I have yet to figure out.

I recommend this camera! Thank you for your attention to the review!


Nikon D750 is a camera of the ultimate level for an amateur.

Having tried in practice three Nikon cameras belonging to three different price categories, I consider it possible for myself, even at an amateur level, to evaluate them and, in my own way, compare them. The previous time I spoke about the Nikon D5300 camera. Now we will talk about the Nikon D750 camera.I bought it through the DNS store, and given the high cost, in the Body package, and even in installments for two years.

The main reason for the purchase was a long struggle with noise, which had to be conducted as the owner of the camera of the first average amateur level (D5300). This struggle was especially tedious against the background of the fact that I did not have high-power lenses, and even with all the necessary focal lengths (and the only fix of 35 mm F/1.8 paired with a carcass gave a back focus, the correction of which in the service costs extra money, because it is not a warranty case). And such lenses, as you know, belong to the top price range and, as a rule, exceed the cost of the carcass itself... No, in good light, the previous camera provides an acceptable signal-to-noise ratio and produces clean pictures. But, apparently, I am an extreme amateur who prefers to look for scenes for filming in difficult conditions of a combination of poorly combined (low illumination with the dynamics of the subject)... Therefore, quite often, the presence of noticeable noise in the photos upset me even despite the fact that I got a more stable tripod and an external flash in this "battle". However, in the conditions of reportage or street photography, the most interesting genres for me, they could not always be used.

The D750 camera is full-frame, i.e. the geometric dimensions of its matrix are equal to the frame size of a 35 mm photographic film from the world of analog still photography. Accordingly, the same number of photosensitive pixels as on the matrix with a crop factor of 1.5 (D5300) allows you to raise, all other things being equal, the signal-to-noise ratio by 1.5 times. I must say right away that this immediately gave a noticeable improvement in the picture even to the naked eye in the sense of noise reduction. By the way, I note that the matrix on the D750 differs from that on the D5300 and the presence of an antimoir filter...

The second reason for purchasing the D750 was the lack of efficiency for my aspirations in terms of reconfiguring the camera using an electronic menu. In this regard, the presence of two control disks (main and auxiliary) with a sufficient number of function buttons significantly speeds up the process of reconfiguring the camera in rapidly changing shooting conditions, which helps not to miss a rare frame...

An additional advantage is the presence of an additional screen for displaying the main settings, equipped with the possibility of illumination, which is very valuable for me, a lover of shooting in low-light conditions. In addition, there is also an additional disk for setting non-operational modes (a kind of analogue of the short electronic menu in the D5300). I must, however, note that for more than 2.5 years of working with the D5300, I have already got used to mostly "electronic" management of it so much that, at first, it was even difficult for me to adapt to a completely different management ideology and appreciate it, but after a few months I finally, tried out all the advantages of the "push-button" control system.

In addition to these main advantages, the camera has a more complete functionality compared to the cameras I described earlier. And although this functionality is not always in demand, it is nice to know that it is on board and, if necessary or just at will, can be put into use. For example, this is the possibility of choosing not a one-time application of the HDR mode, the ability not only to carry out interval shooting, but also to immediately prepare Timelapse-style videos, the so-called center-frame shooting.

I will especially note the presence of a working "focus trap". Now my device is constantly in a state of separate control of autofocus and shutter release (different buttons), which reduced the number of defects due to unfocused... I will also note that in the D750, phase focusing works noticeably better in poor lighting conditions than in the D5300. I can confirm this by the fact that it focused on its own even when the external flash turned on the infrared backlight, considering it necessary to use it (it focused before the flash turned on the backlight), while on the D5300 the autofocus continued to prowl helplessly until help from the external flash appeared...

An additional advantage of the camera is the presence of a larger number of flash modes. And I am especially interested in the possibility of high-speed synchronization of the camera with an external flash, which is a useful function when shooting portraits on a bright sunny day, in the background light, as well as when macro-shooting fast-moving objects (for example, hawk moth butterflies). In addition, it is necessary to mention the presence of a multi flash mode (strobe), which allows you to get interesting pictures with a certain skill.

One of the reasons for my choice between the D610 and D750 in favor of the latter, along with a more advanced and more tenacious phase autofocus unit, was the presence of a deflected monitor in the latter. When using the D5300, I was already used to the possibility of choosing an unusual angle from above or below, and I did not want to give it up. And although the rejected monitor is not a rotary one, I found it acceptable for myself to lose the opportunity to take selfies, because I am not fond of them.

Continuing the comparison of cameras, I will note the more stable operation of the device as a Wi-Fi access point. Since the same program is used to connect to a mobile device on the latter as the D5300, I did not experience any additional difficulties in switching from camera to camera in this sense. If we talk about the possibility of recording video, then the D750 has the ability to record it in the format, as it is now commonly called, 4K. However, I rarely record video and I have almost no experience recording on this camera, but I note that there is a larger range of settings here, which I have yet to really understand. The first experiments of video recording showed that it is necessary to properly understand the meaning of the settings in order to obtain high-quality recording at maximum resolution, without allowing the camera to arbitrarily raise the ISO. In this regard, the video mode on the D5300, as it seemed to me, was limited by stricter restrictions, which made it possible not to bother with its settings to obtain acceptable quality.

I will also note the fact that the matrix having the same pixel volume does not require an increase in computer resources for image processing, thereby saving the owner from additional expenses.

The advantage of the camera can also be called the presence of a second slot for an additional memory card. And although I have never had a case where there was not enough space for files during one photo shoot, it can be convenient if, for example, you need to quickly dump Jpeg images to someone...

In conclusion, I will give a small selection of photographs taken by this camera in different situations. Of course, these are not full-size images, but nevertheless they will probably give you a general idea of some of the camera's capabilities.

The disadvantages of the camera include, first of all, its high cost. In addition, a relative disadvantage can be considered a greater weight compared to the same D5300, which you immediately notice once you take the camera in your hands. I call it relative because many photographers, on the contrary, consider it a plus, apparently because of the greater inertia when recoil from lifting the mirror. Probably all of them, besides, have quite strong tripods. It seems that I will eventually have to purchase a tripod more powerful than what I bought for the previous camera model, because he does not demonstrate sufficient rigidity under this camera...I can also attribute to minor disadvantages that if the second, additional memory card is completely filled, the device refuses to take pictures, I signal about the lack of space on the card, even if the first, main card is empty... The disadvantage of a fundamental nature can probably be called the fact that when switching from a crop camera to a full-frame one, it becomes inappropriate to use the old lenses (DX) with a new camera, because at the same time automatic software truncation of the image to the size of the crop matrix is performed. For the D750, this is about 14 Mpix. On the other hand, full-frame lenses are completely suitable for a crop camera, while the focal length of the lens, as it were, increases by 1.5 times.


A full-format camera with professional characteristics.

A professional photo product at the price of an advanced amateur.There are also settings for fans: auto,story programs (night landscape,landscape,macro,sports,child,portrait,food,beach,snow,twilight, dawn,night portrait,candle,pets,indoor shooting).The maximum image size is 6016 by 4016, which allows you to print large format photos with excellent quality. The advanced autofocus module Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX helps to cope with any story task. There is a video shooting function. Photo format NEF+JPEG, NEF, JPEG. I have been photographing them for 2 years and he has never let me down.