New Nikon D750 Another Nail in Canon’s Coffin?

by Hugh Brownstone15 Comments

The new Nikon D750 begs the question once again about its arch rival: What is Canon thinking? It’s one kind of anticipation when waiting to see the newest Apple iPhone – excitement. It’s a very different kind of anticipation when waiting for Canon’s new DSLRs these days: are they going to give the customers what they want? Kudos to Nikon for pushing the envelope! 

Interesting. Nikon’s DSLR sensors already blow away Canon’s with superior color depth, dynamic range and low light capability. With Nikon’s just announced, full frame D750, Nikon ups the ante with a tilting rear screen (much like that found on the Sony A7s), upgraded autofocus, and an aggressive price point of $2,296.95. That price is midway between the 5D Mk III, around $3,200 these days; and the 6D, currently selling for about $1,700.

Oh, yeah the D750 has a headphone jack, too.

The D750 is available for pre-order at Adorama and others.

Nikon D750 Product Description

Bring your vision to life with Nikon's first full-frame D-SLR to feature a tilting Vari-angle display and built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity. With pro-caliber video features inspired by the D810, the same autofocus and metering system used in the D4S and D810, a newly designed 24.3MP FX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, the D750 delivers a feature set unlike D-SLRs its size. A monocoque design keeps the camera remarkably slim, compact and lightweight, and a control layout based on Nikon's flagship cameras makes for comfortable, intuitive handling. The D750 will deliver superb performance.


Full-frame freedom, outstanding agility and the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi®.

For those who find inspiration everywhere, who switch between stills and video without missing a beat, who want the look only a full-frame D-SLR can achieve and who love sharing their shots, the D750 is the tool to unleash your artistry. With features inspired by D4S and D810, the D750 brings dazzling image quality, cinematic video capabilities and pro-inspired handling in a nimble design with a tilting Vari-angle LCD and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Enthusiasts upgrading from a DX-format D-SLR will marvel at the D750's full-frame performance. Pros seeking a primary or secondary camera for fast-paced shoots will appreciate the D750's familiar handling and speed. And filmmakers looking for a compact D-SLR to bring a production to life or to capture B-Roll will find the D750 a perfect fit. The D750 is a thrilling centerpiece of an exceptional imaging system.

Ignite your creative desires

A serious tool for serious shooters

The D750 has a feature set unlike full-frame D-SLRs its size. It uses the same autofocus and metering technology as the D4S and the D810Nikon's powerful 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors and 3D Color Matrix Metering III with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor. It's fast and responsive; shoot 6.5 fps at full resolution. And it's endlessly versatile; shoot stills in multiple formats, video with enhanced definition, smooth time-lapse sequences up to 9,999 shots in-camera and more—all with stunning sharpness and rich tonality. Open new compositional possibilities with its 3.2-inch 1,229k dot tilting Vari-angle LCD display, or use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote monitor for Live View shooting.

Take your passion to the next level

24.3MP FX-format sensor and EXPEED 4

Like every Nikon full-frame D-SLR, the D750 achieves a level of image quality few other manufacturers can match. Its newly designed 24.3MP FX-format CMOS image sensor is paired with EXPEED 4 image processing for fast frame rates, a low noise, wide ISO range of 100 to 12,800 (expandable up to ISO 51,200), Full HD video with enhanced definition and reduced noise at high ISO sensitivities, minimal moiré, jaggies and false colors and a Nikon first—autofocus performance down to -3EV. Paired with the versatile array of full-frame or DX-format NIKKOR lenses, the D750 is capable of telling any story you can imagine.



Shoot cinematically

Cutting edge HD video capabilities

With professional video capabilities inspired by the D810 and an array of inputs and outputs, the D750 is as well-suited for recording daily life and events as it is for filmmaking and videography. Simultaneously record uncompressed and compressed Full HD 1080 footage at 60/50/30/25/24p. Manually control ISO, shutter speed and aperture while recording—even use Power Aperture control for smooth iris transitions and Auto ISO for smooth exposure transitions. Use Highlight Display with zebra stripes to confirm exposure, apply Flat Picture Control for easier color grading in post and record at low and high angles with the 3.2-inch tilting Vari-angle LCD.



Stay connected

Built-in Wi-Fi sharing and remote control

Sharing and transferring your favorite D750 photos is fast, easy and fun. Wirelessly connect to the D750 with a compatible smartphone or tablet, browse the camera's memory card, download your favorite shots and then email them, text them or upload them to your favorite website. You can also use your smart device as a remote monitor and control for the D750—see what the camera sees and fire the shutter. For faster wireless transfers, transmit images over FTP using the WT-5A Wireless Transmitter + UT-1 Communication Unit. (Advanced shooters can use a web browser on a smartphone or tablet in HTTP mode to operate camera controls and begin Live View shooting.)

Enjoy the view

A first for a Nikon full-frame D-SLR, the D750 features a 3.2-inch 1,229 dot tilting Vari-angle LCD display. It has RGBW alignment and color balance customization, so it can be matched to an external monitor. Use it to shoot from high and low angles, to spot-select white balance during Live View shooting, to access the intuitively redesigned Info. display or to change settings quickly from the separate Photo Shooting and Movie Shooting menus. Match your view and your vision with the 100% coverage optical viewfinder, which has a bright, clear organic EL display system for making adjustments without taking your eye off the action.

Supplied Accessories

  • D750 Body Only
  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25A Battery Charger
  • UC-E17 USB Cable
  • AN-DC14 Strap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
  • NikonView NX2 CD ROM

(cover photo credit: snap from Press)


  1. The big question for Nikon is did they cripple this camera as well with having to come out of live-view to change the aperture? Such a simple feature found on just about any DSLR that Nikon has failed to offer other than on their flagship line.

  2. nah, I’ll wait for the 5DmkIV … 🙂   No new models from Canon this year has 1 big advantage…. saves you money hehe…

  3. @David Peterson,
    How are you confirming this? Wonderful news if it is indeed true.

  4. “Another nail in Canon’s coffin?” Whom are you kidding, other than yourself? You’re leaving yourself open for a lawsuit.
    Not everybody buys DSLRs to make movies. To judge a DSLR on the basis of how well it makes motion pictures is to have the tail wagging the dog.

  5. This blog is primarily for dslr filmmakers so I think they are judging fairly for the audience.

  6. livewirefilms  So if Canon’s hybrid cameras flop, is that going to cause a collapse of Canon’s photographic division? What else does “a nail in one’s coffin” impply?
    People should not use expressions without understanding what they mean.

  7. William Sommerwerck
    In my humble opinion (IMHO).
    The writer expressed their point of view.

    It is hardly likely that Canon users will just abandon their “favourite” 
    neither would they dump their investment in fabulous lenses.

    Canon is not sleeping…

  8. I was only referring to your comment about judging the camera for video. I agree with bizdoctor, his opinion and he used a title that will cause people to click the article, seemed to have worked. And my video production company is 100% Canon, all dslr now with the addition of a c100 in 2015, so I don’t believe Canon is lying in a coffin. I am very glad to see Nikon coming out with great cameras so Canon can feel the pressure to keep up, I never buy new so it works to my favour.

  9. William, no one is going to face a law suit for using a term that OBVIOUSLY isn’t meant literally. It’s not like he’s saying a bomb is going to explode at Canon’s Headquarters. He’s using the term speculatively, not a big deal, it happens everyday. And trust me, Canon isn’t worried about the comment either.

  10. William Sommerwerck
    Having said all that,  I have been a Nikon user since 1970.
    Personally, feel that in the beginning of the digital camera age, Canon was more proactive than Nikon.
    Nikon seem to making an effort to get back into the race.

    Having said that, will be considering the D750.

  11. William Sommerwerck LOL…. suing??? You must be American with your sue-happy

  12. The article author has been riding the Canon is Dying hobby horse for awhile now, in one article, comparing Canon gear unfavorably to the GH4. Fine. The Gh4 is a lovely camera which I own along with the Canon 70d. One glaring deficit for the Gh4 though is that in LV servo AF, it cannot hold a candle to the 70d’s DualPixel AF. I tested this myself and am hugely disappointed!
    That said, if you are aware of this limitation, you can still get great results with the GH4.

  13. David Peterson William Sommerwerck Yes, I’m ‘murcan, and I know how litigious ‘murcans are.
    If I were head of Canon USA, I would not be at all happy with that “nail in the coffin” remark. It goes way too far, to the point of being malicious. “Is Canon willing to cede DSLR leadership to Nikon?” is more accurate, and not nearly so contentious.
    If I had the time, I’d tell you what happened 40 years ago when Kowa griped to Modern Photography about the latter’s editorial promotion of Rollei’s new 6×6 SLR.

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