Killing two birds with one stone? Nikon may be doing just that with the release of their new Nikon D750 full-frame camera packed with video features expected to be available later this year.
Just three months ago, we told you how Nikon really stepped up their video game with the D810. New features like zebra stripes for exposure, smaller raw file size, full 1080 HD at 60fps. We use both the D800 and D810, primarily because they were the least expensive full-frame Nikon DSLR cameras to allow us to change the Aperture during recording. The D600 and D610 were loaded with good video features, but lacked this ability needed by many wedding and event videographers and desired by enthusiasts. Yesterday, Nikon announced the official details of the new Nikon D750, which combines all the great video features of the D810, but with a price tag $1000 cheaper at around $2300. (2015 Update: The updated best price for the D750 is under $2k now)
The important things for us as DSLR video shooters are full frame and good video options. The Nikon D750 now fits that bill and is the cheapest Nikon camera ever to fill those needs.
Nikon D750 Raw File Size
In addition to the video features in a less expensive camera, it also has a smaller (yet still fantastic) image sensor a 24.3MP – so it won’t be getting as many complaints for large file sizes like the D800 and D850 did (Edit: by D850, we meant D810 – sorry!). (We didn’t really mind – memory is cheap – and we don’t take as many still photos)
Nikon D750 WiFi for Video
The other cool feature released on the D750 is built-in wifi. It allows users to send photos to their mobile devices, and you can also use it to view live-view and record videos. We’re not sure of the lag time, but built-in technology that does what the CamRanger does is exciting. If the lag wasn’t too bad, one could use this to monitor what the camera is doing on the end of a crane, when your camera is on a slider on the ground facing up when there’s no easy way to see/focus the camera, or even an un-manned camera shooting stills or video when the operator cant be near by. Sports courts, behind a basketball hoop, or on the alter of a Catholic wedding ceremony are now more easily controlled without aftermarket equipment dangling from your rig.
Nikon DSLR Comparison
The D610 is around $1500 and the D810 is around $2995 (at time of writing). We think the $800 step-up is a no-brainer from the D610 and we don’t think the D810 is worth an additional $1000. It’s too bad we had to replace our camera last month, because we would have chosen the Nikon D750 over the D810 – and suspect many will do the same.