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Nikon D750 is now shipping

The Nikon D750 has arrived! It started shipping on September 23, 2014. Those who pre-ordered are now starting to receive their cameras. Several retailers have some left in stock, to get yours now see the D750 ordering  information page. For now the body only is in stock. Kits with lens are still on pre-order, but are expected soon. The kit price is the same as the retail price on the camera and lens separately, so you can order the body only and add the same lens for the same cost. There is no other benefit to ordering the kit other than a different box!

Of course with the arrival of a new camera, we have the first unboxing video:

Expect more of these videos to come as others enjoy discovering their new camera.

Nikon D750 magnesium and carbon composite construction, body internals, material selection

The key to the new Nikon D750 is the Expeed 4 image processor. It allows the D750 to operate and process data quickly and results in images with rich color and low noise. The processor is derived from advances found in the D4s and D810. Nikon D750 Expeed 4 circuit board inside

It is housed within a body constructed from magnesium alloy and carbon reinforced thermoplastic composite. The composite, Sereebo, uses carbon fibers in a thermoplastic resin. It is highly conductive and provides electromagnetic shielding. In addition its high strength-to-weight ratio and durability exceed standard materials.

Nikon D750 magnesium-alloy body composite back

The top and back of the D750 are made from magnesium alloy. This provides extreme durability to the areas of highest wear. The front is made of carbon composite monocoque that integrates the internal camera chassis and the outer body.  The result is a camera that is both lighter and slightly smaller than the D610, yet it has better durability and contains additional features such as a tilting LCD.

Nikon D750 weather sealing and composite front body

The Nikon D750 features weather sealing gaskets throughout its construction. The level of moisture and dust resistance is equal to that of professional Nikon cameras.

Nikon D750 weather sealing diagram rear

 

There is a lot of technology in the D750. Both the packagaing as well as the internals represent significant advances in design and materials.

You can preorder the Nikon D750 from authorized retailers. Retail price is $2,299 for the body only. It will begin shipping September 23, 2014.

 

Nikon D750 Specifications

Type
Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon FX format
Effective pixels
Effective pixels 24.3 million
Image sensor
Image sensor 35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 24.93 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
  • FX (36×24) image area: 6016 x 4016 [L], 4512 x 3008 [M], 3008 x 2008 [S]
  • 1.2x (30×20) image area: 5008 x 3336 [L], 3752 x 2504 [M], 2504 x 1664 [S]
  • DX (24×16) image area: 3936 x 2624 [L], 2944 x 1968 [M], 1968 x 1312 [S]
  • FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6016 x 3376 [L], 4512 x 2528 [M], 3008 x 1688 [S]
  • DX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 3936 x 2224 [L], 2944 x 1664 [M], 1968 x 1112 [S]
    Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16:9; the camera offers a choice of DX- and FX-based formats
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Double card slots Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
  • FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
  • 1.2x (30×20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
  • DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 to +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark III screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX (24×16) 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used

The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster)

Shutter
Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed 1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X200
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)
Release
Release mode S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Frame advance rate 1 to 6 fps (CL), 6.5 fps (CH) or 3 fps (QC)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
Remote control modes (ML-L3) Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure
Metering TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx. 91K (91000) pixels
Metering method
  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
  • Center-weighted: Weight of approx. 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle)
  • Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
  • Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when other lenses are used
Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
  • Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
Exposure mode Auto modes (auto; auto [flash off]); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M, SCENE and night vision modes
Exposure bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV; 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 to 12800 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 51200 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 to 5 frames using preset values for all frames
Focus
Autofocus Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF; 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide number Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 91K (91000) pixels is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; auto FP high-speed sync supported
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV; 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Nikon CLS supported; commander mode option available
Sync terminal AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Live view
Live view mode Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie
Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
  • 1920 x 1080; 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p

Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality

File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum length 29 min. 59 s (10 or 20 min. depending on frame size/rate and movie quality settings)
Other movie options Index marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1229 k-dot (VGA; 640 x RGBW x 480 = 1,228,800 dots), low-temperature polysilicon tilting TFT LCD monitor with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage and brightness and angle adjustment
Playback
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display and auto image rotation
Interface
USB Hi-Speed USB; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output Type C HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Wireless remote controllers: WR-1 and WR-R10, Remote cord: MC-DC2, GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (all available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Wireless
Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Communications protocols
  • IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK
  • IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Operating frequency 2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)
Range (line of sight) Approx. 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Data rate 54 Mbps; maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ
Security
  • Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
  • Encryption: AES
Wireless setup Supports WPS
Access protocols Infrastructure
Supported languages
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source
Battery One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery pack Optional MB-D16 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or six R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium batteries
AC adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions / weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 140.5 x 113 x 78 mm/5.6 x 4.5 x 3.1 in.
Weight Approx. 840 g/1 lb 13.7 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 750 g/1 lb 10.5 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Operating environment Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Accessories
Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area) EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, UC-E17 USB Cable, AN-DC14 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-21 Rubber Eyecup, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

Nikon D750 Press Release

Nikon’s latest FX-format camera

September 12, 2014. TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the new D750, the latest Nikon FX-format digital SLR camera. Featuring a 24.3 megapixel digital sensor, it shares superior rendering capabilities and latest technology from the D810 and D4s to deliver the ultimate action camera.
The D750 builds on the concept introduced in the D700 to provide pro-level performance in a compact package. Its 51-point AF system with 3D tracking with face recognition assure acquisition and tracking on moving subjects. Dual high speed SD memory card slots provide continuous backup or extended storage. Magnesium alloy is used in the camera body to reduce weight increase durability, while extensive weather sealing is employed to shield against dust and moisture.
The D750 offers high-speed continuous shooting at 6.5 fps* with AF and AE tracking. To reduce vibration and enhance durability, Kevlar/carbon fiber-composite material is incorporated the shutter unit and has been tested through 150,000 cycles.
With an incredible 50 to 51,200 extended ISO range, the D750 captures both high and low light subjects under the most challenging conditions. With AF detection down to an impressive -3 EV and select cross-type sensors functional at f/8, the D750 can use Nikon 1.4x, 1.7x or 2.0x tele-converters with autofocus using a full range of NIKKOR lenses.
The D750 has been optimized for movie recording. Offering frame rates of 24/25/30/50/60p at 1920 x 1080 HD resolution for smooth movement and stabilizing exposure levels. The new EXPEED 4 processing engine reduces noise and delivers rich tones for stunning detail.

* Measured in accordance with CIPA guidelines.

Nikon D750 Announcement Date set for September 2014

Nikon D750 Logo Big

The new Nikon D750 full-frame camera is expected to be announced next week, around September 11, 2014. The D750 is the much anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular D700 DSLR. It will offer action, wildlife and sports photographers a professional-level full-frame alternative to the flagship D4s.

Specifications are yet to be officially released, but the Nikon D750 will offer a 24.3 megapixel FX-format sensor capable of 6.5 fps continuous shooting without an external battery or accessory grip. It will also use the advanced MultiCAM 3500FX 51-point AF system as found in the D4s and D810 with group area AF, 3D tracking and face recognition. As a professional camera it will incorporate full weather sealing and a magnesium alloy chassis and body.

Whether it will be capable of 4K video is another question, but it should support at least full HD 1080×1960 resolution at 60p. The D750 will retain the traditional SLR construction with a reflex mirror rather than a mirrorless configuration with an electronic viewfinder.

Internally the D750 will use the latest EXPEED 4 processor and capable of ultra-high ISO, although it is not expected to compete with the D4s in terms of the highest ISO levels.

The D750 will be released within weeks after its announcement, which puts its street date around the first week of October. Expect it to be wildly popular and quite possibly backordered for months because of high demand. To assure first availability, pre-order the Nikon D750 promptly.