Nikon D750 DSLR Camera Review

Pro Wedding Photographer and reviewer Jay Cassario reviews the excellent new Nikon D750 for Shotkit. Read about what his thoughts are on this Canon killer!

This is a guest Nikon D750 review by wedding photographer Jay Cassario.

What you are about to read is a very down to earth, real life shooting, working pro’s Nikon D750 Review. I’ve had the unique opportunity these past couple years of being able to get my hands on pretty much any new gear that I want to test and review. That unique opportunity has also led me to own all sorts of different film and digital gear from all different manufacturers, giving me the ability to make fair and unbiased opinions.

For my professional work, I shoot both Canon and Nikon gear, and get paid by neither. Why do I shoot both? It’s pretty simple actually, because neither system offers me the perfect combination of what I need as a professional wedding photographer.

Nikon is excellent for low-light, dynamic range, excellent auto-focus, and camera bodies built like tanks. Canon is better at RAW color and skin tones, prime lenses that I prefer over Nikon, and more comfortable camera bodies with better design and full recall memory bank settings.

I use them both differently, and until now, there hasn’t been a camera made by either manufacturer that has been able to fill the gaps for me, including their $6k flagship bodies.

The Nikon D750 is that camera…the gap filler. The game changer.


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Ever since the release of the Nikon D800, there has been a huge gathering of protesters just outside Nikon’s front door with their “Where is my D700 replacement?” signs, along with threats of jumping ship to Canon.

Then came along the Nikon D600 disaster, replaced by the Nikon D610, and the crowd grew larger. Would Nikon ever face the growing crowd with news of a true Nikon D700 replacement?

Well, before going any further into this review, let’s clear that situation up first. Let’s discuss whether or not the Nikon D750 is finally the real successor to the beloved Nikon D700, from a Nikon D700 shooter. The quick answer is…YES. Is it what every single Nikon D700 shooter has been holding their breath for and bitching about for years now? Not a chance.


Nikon D750 + Nikon 24mm f/1.4G | 1/250 f/1.4 ISO125

The truth of the matter is that everyone shoots, or shot, their Nikon D700 differently and needs different things in an upgrade. No matter what Nikon released as the successor, there would always be a few protesters still screaming for their own personal customized camera body with all the features they believe they deserve.

I shot the Nikon D700 for a couple years, and while it was my main body, there was a lot left to be desired. I loved my D700, and at the time it was the only full frame Nikon body under $3,000.

Now, you have more options as a Nikon shooter. Not only options, a Nikon full frame body that is better in every single area than the Nikon D700, and cheaper.

Nikon D750 Review | What I love

Nikon d750 Review - sample image

Nikon D750 + Nikon 24mm f/1.4G | 1/800 f/1.4 ISO125

When I read the specs in the first Nikon D750 review when it was announced, I will admit that I was left feeling less than excited and for the most part I thought Nikon had just thrown us a slightly upgraded Nikon D600 series camera again.

Well, after a month of shooting it and carrying it with me on every paid shoot and personal project, I will admit that I was completely wrong. I shot the Nikon D4S for a month and had no problem shipping it back once my month of testing was up. It was heavy, expensive, RAW colors and skin tones still not at nice as the Canon 5D MarkIII, and for the most part I was left with images that simply weren’t any different than my Nikon Df.


Size comparison - Nikon Df vs Nikon D750

Size comparison – Nikon Df vs Nikon D750

Here’s my review of the Nikon Df where I explain why I love it so much, but the biggest thing for me is its size and weight, along with the flagship sensor of the Nikon D4S.

The Nikon D750 is almost as light as my Nikon Df, pretty much the same dimensions, and feels more comfortable to hold than any DSLR camera body I have ever held in my big hands.

It focuses better in low-light the the $6,500 flagship Nikon D4s, both on paper and definitely in real life shooting. It not only locks focus better, but is more accurate.

The Nikon D750 has total recall or memory bank settings that the Nikon D600 series has also, but something that no other professional level Nikon body has had, including the new Nikon D810.

It has dynamic range and high ISO capabilities that are what to be expected now from any Nikon pro body which completely crushed anything that Canon has put out to date. The flip screen is a nice touch and since I do shoot with Live View quite a bit, it does come in handy.

Nikon D750 Review | What I REALLY love

Nikon d750 Review - sample image wedding photographer

Nikon D750 + Nikon 24mm f/1.4G | 1/100 f/1.4 ISO125

One thing I realised when writing this Nikon D750 review is that this is a camera body that isn’t love at first sight – it takes a little time and a couple of dates to really fall in love with. While it does feel good to hold, it has a slight feel of cheapness to it when compared to the other pro bodies like the Nikon D800 series and Nikon D4/D4s.

The button layout is similar to that of the Nikon D600 series bodies, leaving you initially thinking to yourself that this isn’t a pro body you’re holding. Well let me be clear, the button layout is easily adaptable and the feel of light plastic in your hands isn’t the indication of a cheap body, so you need to forget about that.

It’s an indication that it’s…LIGHT. This is a very robust, magnesium alloy body, that feels very light.


The reason I shoot Canon along with my Nikon bodies is that they fill in the gaps that Nikon is lacking, such as beautiful RAW color and skin tones, a comfortable grip, and full memory bank settings on a pro body. The biggest thing for me when it came to shooting my Canon bodies was the colors it produced in its RAW images and the image quality when lighting is good.

Canon sensors simply aren’t as good in low light, so I rarely use them when shooting conditions aren’t ideal, but when they are I reach for my Canon 5D Mark III ‘s. I’ve owned the , Nikon D800, Nikon D800E, and have shot the Nikon D4S extensively, all of which simply lacked the same beautiful RAW colors and skin tones that the Canon bodies can produce.

The Nikon D750 bridges that gap. The colors are beautiful and skin tones are more pleasing, much like that which my Canon bodies produce. I finally have a pro Nikon body that gives me total recall memory bank settings allowing me to switch from shooting fast moving subjects in the bright sun to slow dancing subjects in low light…in the turn on one click of the top dial.


Nikon D750 + Nikon 24mm f/1.4G | 1/100 f/110 ISO1000

When it comes to the Autofocus, I feel a little guilty about letting it slip this far down in this Nikon D750 review. It is simply the best autofocus I have ever used, in all shooting conditions.

I do a lot of manual focusing which is just something I am comfortable with and enjoy doing, so when autofocus isn’t something I rely on completely like some photographers, I tend to not talk about it much in my reviews.

I don’t mind shooting with the 39 points of the Nikon Df or the Nikon D610 because recomposing is something I can get away with as a wedding and portrait photographer.

An autofocus system’s ability to lock focus in low light is most important to me, and while the Nikon Df does a great job at it, I was disappointed with the Nikon D4S although on paper it is supposed to be better. The Nikon D750 not only does a better job at locking focus in low-light then any other DSLR body I’ve ever shot with, it is more accurate in low light.

Nikon D750 Resolution Example



Built-In Wifi

One of the most impressive features to me, although not being one I will use extensively, is the built-in Wifi. This is a feature that is available in only the Nikon D5300 and the Canon 6D, and now that I’ve used it, I feel that Nikon and Canon need to have this in every pro body moving forward.

This isn’t just a gimmicky feature, it’s actually a feature that I have been able to find very helpful in both my paid shoots and personal shooting. It gives me the option to send images directly from my Nikon D750 to any smart device such as your smartphone or tablet such as the iPad.

Being able to have Live View on my iPad or iPhone and not only use it as a remote shutter but accurately focus as use it the same as if I was holding my Nikon D750 in my hands came in handy. I could place the Nikon D750 in one place either on the ground or on a tripod and physically be in a different spot to focus and shoot was awesome, especially for something like a newborn shoot.

iPhone pic showing Behind the Scenes at a newborn shoot, using Nikon D750 built-in Wifi

iPhone photo showing Behind the Scenes at a newborn shoot, using the Nikon D750 built-in Wifi

Nikon D750 Dynamic Range Example

Nikon D750:



Nikon D750 + Nikon 24mm f/1.4G | f/1.4 1/80sec ISO100 |+5 Stop Exposure in Lightroom

Canon 5D Mark III:



Canon 5D Mark III + Canon 24mm f/1.4L | f/1.4 1/80sec ISO100 | +5 Stop Exposure in Lightroom

Nikon D750 Review | What’s still missing


Nikon D750 + Nikon 24mm f/1.4G | 1/100 f/1.4 ISO125

There’s not much that I feel it needed to make this the perfect DSLR for both professional and amatuer shooters.

The button layout isn’t personally my favorite, but it works. I prefer to have a dedicated ISO button, like the Nikon D810 and Nikon D4s. I would like a 1/8000 shutter speed, but the 1/4000 is perfectly fine for me. I would also like to like to have it without the AA and OLPF filter like the Nikon D810.

Besides those things, this really is the best all around DSLR I have shot, period.

Nikon D750 Review | Conclusion


When I review camera bodies, I get to shoot them for a solid month, and the past two have really surprised me. I really thought that after testing the Nikon D4s that I would be purchasing one. I even had the funds set aside for the purchase prior to receiving my loaner. Well, I was wrong, and I was left scratching my head as to why so many wedding photographers feel like it is the cream of the crop for wedding photography. For sports, that is a different subject, but I personally don’t shoot sports…I shoot portraits and weddings.

The Nikon D750 was a camera that I honestly had no intentions of purchasing prior to it arriving. Now having spent a month with it, I’m not only considering the purchase of one, but two.

Simply put, the Nikon D750 is really that good. You can see the many other reviews out there by now, as many beat me to it, who speak just as highly of it as I. There has been a cry for help from many Nikon shooters looking for a DSLR camera body that has pro level image quality with a file size that doesn’t kill their workflow, with a price tag under $6,500.

The Nikon D810 is an excellent option, but honestly, it is overkill for me. It offers slightly better image quality with a much larger file size in a heavier, bigger, and $1,000 more expensive body. I don’t need the high megapixel sensor for weddings.


Nikon D750 + Nikon 85mm f/1.8 | 1/1250 f/1.8 ISO125

The Nikon D750 is everything that I need packed into the lightest and slimmest Nikon fullframe body ever made, along with the addition of a LCD screen that flips out when I need it to.

For those of you that may want to know the exact details of the Nikon D750, here are the full specs.

Nikon D750 + Nikon 24mm f/1.4G | 1/1000 f/1.4 ISO125

Nikon D750 + Nikon 24mm f/1.4G | 1/1000 f/1.4 ISO125

Thank you Nikon for finally producing a full frame DSLR that has everything I need at a price I can afford, with the colors that are more pleasing to the eye, and one of the best autofocus systems I’ve ever shot with. Pair it with one of the best Nikon lenses, and it’s great for every situation.

There really is nothing on the market right now that can match the combination of the Nikon D750 price, size/weight and image quality. I am looking forward to seeing what Canon has in store for us with its Canon 5D Mark IV.

[Update: Check out Jay’s review of the Canon 5D Mark IV]

Hopefully this was helpful – please feel free to leave any questions for me. Note: All of the sample images have been edited with my personal editing style.

This review was made possible by the kind folks at B&H Photo. If you liked this review and would like to see more, please support Shotkit by clicking one of the links to purchase the Nikon D750 from B&H Photo.

Jay Cassario is an award winning Wedding Photographer based in New Jersey and owner of Twisted Oak Studios.

Build Quality8
Ergonomics and Handling8
Viewfinder and Screen Quality9
Metering and Focus10
ISO Performance10
Image Quality10


  1. Hermass on February 10, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Excellent Review!! I have a two Nikon D750 and combo of Tamron 24 – 70, 20-200, Nikon 50mm, 35mm , and 85 mm. I absolutely love these, it’s all rounder, weddings, Maternity, lifestyles, Family, portrait Wildlife and Sports.

  2. Richard on December 29, 2020 at 1:57 am

    I still enjoy using my D750s for weddings, they are great to use and still pack a lot of punch for the money.

  3. Jason Ord on August 25, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Love my D750, in fact the longer I have it the more I appreciate it. I don’t really understand the comments about wanting a dedicated iso button though, it has one on the back, second from bottom on the left hand side. You just push that button and it brings up the option the change the iso with the rear wheel. I also have the awesome Df which I’m still learning about but it’s my back up for events. I’m selling off a heap of excess stuff now so I can concentrate on buying good lenses for these bodies.

  4. Herman Verwey on July 24, 2020 at 1:14 am

    Sold my Nikon D4 and bought a new D750 with the money. Best decision ever. I now have two D750’s and can’t be more happy.

    Performs way above it’s price tag.

  5. Ferdinand Bautista on November 12, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    What is your picture setting when working with weddings?

  6. Igwe Samuel on October 8, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Wow! What a review!!!
    This is beautiful, am going to pick this camera immediately.

    Am a wedding photographer, Can you exactly recommend 3 first and most important lenses to use the Nikon D750 with?

  7. Dan Bazan on July 11, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Thanks for such an honest review, based on it I purchased one and I can tell you I am thrilled of what this little beast can do. The sharpness of the freaking fast focusing system is out of this world. The color rendition,.. I can go on and on about the features.
    I own a D3 as well and when I got the D750 I thought I just got a toy, so small and cheap feel I was disappointed until I started using it. So if you own a pro body which feels like a tank and can be used as a weapon depending where you are shooting, but you will love how light it is.
    Another huge change was to go from 12MP to 24MP, the files are huge so add memory to your laptop and use SSD drives otherwise you will be taping your fingers waiting for anything to process. I’d say that is the only thing I don’t like about the 750. In all this is a keeper and I can’t wait to go on my next vacation to capture some more beauty.

  8. Meghan on March 30, 2019 at 12:56 am

    I have this camera and love it. I have the art sigma 24mm, but what should be my next lens I purchase for it?

    • Mark Condon on April 2, 2019 at 11:21 am

      Ahhh so many options, Meghan! Did you check this guide? If you let me know what you plan to shoot, I’ll try and guide you a bit more.

  9. Pedro Bellido on October 9, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Another one camera, and the second comment that a I do today. I like so much your articles. Thanks so much!

  10. Brad on March 9, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    I owned a Nikon D5200, that also had built in wifi..

  11. Paul McGlade on October 4, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Really enjoyed the review. I have to agree! Its a wonderful camera. I was torn between D810 and D750. I am a wedding photographer so the improved features of the D750 seemed to really fit for what I want to do (especially the weight). I bought the D750 and haven’t looked back. I mainly use it with a 14-24mm 2.8 Nikon and love it. Does anyone else use this combination?

  12. Denzil Mason on September 19, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    first I would like to thank many of the user of D750 for their fine comment on the camera . I had just brought one because I am going back to the Caribbean island of Jamaica where the sun light can be harsh. I am taking with me the Nikon D3+D750 would you recommend these for that type of harsh weather when shooting weddings?. if not what camera would you recommend . and as for Lenses what lenses would you also recomend

    • Mark on September 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Hey Denzil, it’s a bit hard to recommend as there are so many variables involved. Having said that, the D3 and D750 can handle just about anything.

  13. Carla on September 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Great review ! How do you feel about the d750 for fashion and artists black an white photography? I like to shoot in low light and sharp images. I need to get a new camera. A few months have passed since your review – how do you feel ? I’m between the mark 111, 810 , 750.
    Also what lenses do you recommend?

  14. HYLTON SPENCER on June 23, 2016 at 4:27 am

    You can configure the Movie record button next to shutter release to allow ISO adjustment.

  15. Jose Alberto on June 17, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Hello, excellent review
    I’m using Canon and Nikon and I would like to work with both brands in the same wedding. How do you do to get similar result when both brands have a color response so different? Do you have a calibration method?
    I had thought about doing a profile with colorchequer passport to match both cameras (MKIII and D750), but should have the same WD to be equal, and I lost the colors of Canon. Both would be neutral
    any suggestions?
    Thank you

  16. Jacqui Readman on May 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Hi Jay

    Thank you for your review it is very interesting, I have used Nikon for a number of years now and have just upgraded to the D750 however I am having trouble with getting a really sharp picture, it looks sharp enough until you zoom in on the playback screen then it loses the sharpness. Do you have any tips as to what I may be doing wrong, I have the same problems on landscape photo taken with a wide angle lense an my 50mm prime.

    thank you


  17. sijith sk on May 13, 2016 at 9:01 am

    A very good review it was really helpful…i wanted some information regarding iso comparison with mark3 :)

  18. Alex on April 9, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I am with you with everything you said except the fact that RAW colors are not yet on par with Canon although the D750 is quite an improvement. I would even say that RAW images are not as good as 6D and 5Dmk3 RAW without postprocessing (colors, highlight). It needs more time to process correctly the D750 NEF but you get better results if you do it well.
    Overall I find the Canons more efficient but the D750 can get better results with a bit of extra work. It is by far my favorite Nikon so far!

  19. Moritz on March 14, 2016 at 2:14 am

    So creative. I love the 24mm f1.4 shots – stunning shallow DOP while being extremely sharp in focus.
    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Lloyd on March 5, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Excellent review Jay, but you’ve probably heard this from many other readers already. Still, I enjoyed your honesty and how you have explained your love for the D750 without the technical jargon. I’ve been considering the D750 for more than a year now, and I’ve only used Nikon systems. About that, I can’t understand what all the hoopla is between Canon and Nikon users. I once had a conversation with another photographer during an event. Everything was great until we finally revealed the camera we use. Turned out he was a Canon user, and almost immediately, his eyebrow arched and a “hmmmm” came out. Since you use both makes, perhaps an article on why each system has its own die-hard patrons would make an interesting read. Meanwhile, going from D40X to D90 to D7100 (with the D3300 as a scout), I think I’m really close to picking up the D750. Thanks again.

  21. Catrina on December 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Hi! Thank you so so much for this review! I purchased a D810 earlier this year and I really love it, but have been debating switching over to Canon 5D Mark iii because of the overall softness, colors, and skin tones that I crave as a wedding photographer. Do you feel that the D810 allows for the same coloring and skin tones as the 750? Basically I am wondering if I’m good with my D810 or if I should switch it out for the 750 as my main camera body. Or if there is a way for me to get those tones by playing around and customizing the camera settings. I need to get a second body anyway, so I will be purchasing the 750 eventually (not anytime soon), but don’t want my colors to be off if I am shooting both cameras throughout the (wedding) day. Thanks for all your help!

  22. Rich Billig on November 6, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I recently picked up a d750 for photojournalism/event and wedding photography. Wow, great camera and low light performance astounds me. I’ve shot images in almost darkness (not by choice). I was recently shooting a band performing in very low light, no flash allowed, ISO 6400, continuous focus and the final images were amazing. Tack sharp, low or almost no noise and shadow detail to die for. Just my two cents. I guess people can nitpick certain things about the camera like 1/4000 shutter speed etc but performance wise/value ($1,500 grey market), see if you can find another camera that comes close. Regarding an easy way of changing ISO settings on the fly – you reassign the movie record button to ISO settings. It’s now in a slightly better position on the top. Maybe not perfect but I find it more convenient.

    • Mark on November 7, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Ah that’s a great tip if you’re not interested in using the movie button much (like 99% of stills shooters!) Thanks for the comment Rich, couldn’t agree more on your thoughts about this amazing camera.

  23. Viisshnu on October 25, 2015 at 5:37 am

    First off, the Nikon D750’s image quality may be great and all, but its not an upgrade to the D700. Why? Dynamic range and high ISO is not everything. There is something called color fidelity and symmetry. I am not against the D750, but I simply dont consider it an upgrade to the D700, which is now in the realm of the legendary. D750’s DNA is from the D7000 series of cameras. D7000 D600, D750, that the order. Also the D750s body is not a full magnesium alloy. Nikon messed up the naming scheme with this one. This should have been a Nikon D620 NOT D750.

    • Artyom on November 24, 2015 at 4:46 am

      mind if I ask what’s color symmetry?
      and how its different on d750 compared to d700?

  24. Sourav on September 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you for the lovely review. I am contemplating between D810 and D750. I am a wedding photographer. Thanks to your review, I guess I got my answer. There’s no use of paying extra $1000 for D810 if you are a wedding photographer.

  25. Stephen on September 5, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I’m considering shooting one of these along with my partner who shoots canon 5diii. Any advice on how to process files to look similar? How hard is it to align them in LR?

  26. Tom Dubowski on August 28, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Great review – thanks for the info. A couple of questions. Which primes do you shoot with? 35mm and 85mm? Those are my go-to’s for weddings. Also, shooting into the sun, are you compensating with exposure (exp comp back dial) – similar to Cliff Mautner’s method?

  27. Jorge Villalba on July 7, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I really appreciate your complete down to earth review. I am using a Nikon D610 mainly for weddings. After 8 months of professional use, I must confess that I am a bit dissapointed with its focus ability and external controls. I am missing the D3, and started to look for other options, while maybe keeping the D610 as a second body.


  28. Martin on July 6, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Hi Jay, excellent review
    I have thought about buying a D750, which fixed targets would you recommend me for this body I am dedicated to corporate events and weddings. You will have some shots with Nikon D750 mounted 28mm 1.8g

  29. ernesto lopez on July 5, 2015 at 4:30 am

    hello first of all beautiful work, excellent review. i was wondering, do you process your photos on lightroom or in the nikon program?

    in my case im not that excited with the colors on lightroom, are you doing something else? i just change to nikon, i was using mkIII and a 6d and loved the colors, now i have a d750 and d800, still trying to get used to the new colors, switched for the high dinamic range, thanks!

    • Jose on June 17, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Hello Ernesto, I have the same problem? Have you get similar canon colors on NIkon raws? I am trying do it but for now I still prefer Canon colors

  30. Gary on July 1, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for the article. Are SanDisk 69 mb class cards good or go for 95mb? Thanks

  31. mark shirley on April 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I bought a D750 based on this review and am really pleased I did. Only problem I have is the tether software I use doesn’t support the D750 so it now looks like I’ll have to buy adobe lightroom.

  32. christopher on April 25, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Great article!!

    I used to shoot with Nikon, then Canon….and Now Fujifilm X-T1.

    I was thinking of buying the DF ( because of your review :) ), but now, with this D750, I might also consider it :) {hard choice to make}

    by the way, it is amateur…not amatuer :) ;)

    • Jeffrey Wong on August 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      I am considering to pick D750 or Df, too.
      What do you get finally ?

  33. Rupert Legge on April 23, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Hi Mark:

    Great review.

    I recently upgraded from a D3300 to a 750, and except for one issue, am very happy with the 750. That issue is vignetting with the aperture wide open. The camera came with Nikon’s 24-120 f4G VR lens, and the vignetting decreased as the aperture was stopped down from wide open, disappearing after five stops or so. The guys at the shop where I bought it were mystified by this, and we spent an hour trying various lens on my camera and on the shop’s demo. The end result was vignetting to varying degrees with some of the lens, on both cameras. The camera shop guys sent some sample photos off to the techs at Nikon, and their response was that it was a normal occurrence with the 24-120 lens and to stop down if you want to eliminate the vignetting. A disappointing response, to say the least. Have you (or any of your other readers out there) encountered this? It does appear to be a fairly easy fix in Lightroom, but still not something you would expect on a camera of this quality.

  34. Mahesh on April 11, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Hi Jay, thanks for a brilliant review and pictures to go with that. I think someone else has asked a similar question. What do you think now in terms of IQ and overall rendering, would you recommend DF or D750? – I am not too fussed about Wi-Fi, tiltable screen, etc.

  35. Tom on March 26, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Great review. I’m wondering what workflow you use to edit your photos? The colors on the Nikon_D750_Sample-0012.jpg image are amazing. YOu can really get the subjects to pop off the image and separate themselves from the background. Is that a filter/individual brushes/both?

  36. J. Dennis Thomas on March 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Hey Jay,

    I get that the D750 is a really great performer, but the body made it a no go for me. I hated the D600/610 because the controls are “kludgy” to me. In my eyes it’s a D650 not a D750. They had to jump numbers to get rid of that oil splatter stigma and I get it, but man no way am I going to step down from the D700/800 body design to the D600 design.

    Luckily the Df offers a completely different layout and it puts all of the controls where I want them (except I’m always trying to change flash modes with the BKT button, lol).

    Anyway, good review.

  37. bharati agarwal on March 3, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Hi- i have a question

    I am an hobbyist photographer and have been shooting for the past 5 odd years with my nikon d5000. I have done a couple of pre-wedding shoots with friends, and a few casual shoots here and there but nothing super serious.

    I am not looking to venture into more professional photography, however, do it only part-time. Here’s my question- I can currently get either a used D700 for about $850 (nearly new condition) or a new D750 for about $1950 (hardly price drop for used D750 so if i get it, would get it new)

    I understand D750 is a better camera, but I wonder whether it is worth dropping an extra $1000+ on it, esp given that I am not a full time pro.

    Any thoughts?



  38. Alex on February 6, 2015 at 8:05 am

    thank you very much for the Great Report. I just ordered a d750 and very excited to get it. My D700 did the Job very well in the past 7 years.

  39. kamel on January 28, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Hi Jay and readers!

    First thank you for your review and sorry for my english,I am french.
    I have a big dilemma,it’s between a D810 and D750.
    Do photos of the D810 thanks to its 36 Mp are sharpest and more beautiful if we watch them on a high defintion monitor ? I ve been told we will see a difference only if we do big prints like billboards but I m not going to do big prints.
    I hope somebody who tested both can help me to choose because I don t have opportunity to test and compare them.
    Thank you


  40. Fred Kelder on January 24, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Thanks for your reviews…So, next silly question: DF or D750?

  41. Jay Cassario on December 23, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I shoot all prime lenses Jitin, I don’t have much experience with zooms like the 24-120. I have owned the 24-70mm f/2.8 and the 70-200mm f/2.8II but those are on the more expensive side, both the best in the biz.

  42. jitin on December 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hello, I am getting inclined to buy D750 but wondering what would be a good walkable lens to match up with this body? I had a 5d m2 with 24-105mm F4 lens. It was an amazing lens. I heard not so positive reviews about Nikon 24-120mm F4 lens. Heard few praises about Sigma 24-105mm F4 lens. Could not find much photos or comparison to conclude. Any suggestions?

  43. Lujan on December 18, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Hello Jay,

    thank you for your amazing review. Also I have a wonderful D750. It is a big machine. I’m loving it!

    The only thing is that I’ve experienced several times on real shots what this video of Jesus is showing us… I thougth it was an error, but never that it could be an issue!!

    I think I must investigate it, and if it is a real failure, I will return back my lovely camera.

    Thx for your review!!

  44. Jay Cassario on December 17, 2014 at 5:14 am


    I will be honest, I shoot into the sun a lot, backlighting my subjects, especially when the sun in bright, but I don’t recall ever seeing what is shown in that video. I have seen that with my Leica at times when shooting directly into the sun as a certain angle, but I have never seen it with the D750. I would be more than happy to test it out though when I get the chance and comment back.

    • Jesús on December 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks for your response Jay.

      Regards. Jesús.

  45. zane on December 16, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Great practical review and this will make me purchase the D750 next month.. ( canon is good too but been using nikon system for a while now ).

    By the way what lenses do you recommend with the D750? I am shooting mostly corporate events, weddings and some commercial.


  46. Jesús on December 14, 2014 at 1:21 am


    First of all thank you for your amazing review. I really love this camera and much more after your review.
    Lately I´ve read in a lot of forums than the Nikon D750 has some kind of rare reflection that could ruin some pictures.
    Did you experience this problem in any of your pictures? (here you can find some examples:

    People are worried about the possibility of we were facing a similar situation that we suffered with the Nikon D600 that were replaced with the Nikon D610 due to its oil problems in the sensor.

    Thanks in advanced.

  47. Josh on December 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    If I plan on doing landscape as well as portrait and wedding, do you think I would benefit enough front he D810’s extra megapixel count in contrast to the extra thousand dollars?

    • Jay Cassario on December 8, 2014 at 6:24 am

      Josh, from what I have seen from shooting with both, no you wouldn’t. The only way you would benefit from the extra megapixels would be if you were blowing the shots up to billboard size, or very large canvas size. Even then, it would be tough to see a benefit. Viewing images on my 27″ iMac, the files from the D750 look slightly better than that of the D810 which was surprising to me. Im talking very slight, but still, zoomed in the images looked slightly cleaner. Even if I shot a lot of landscape work, I would personally choose the D750. I have found there to be something special about the images that come out of the D750 with the beautiful skin tones and colors and crazy dynamic range capabilities. Hope that helps.

      • kamel on January 30, 2015 at 11:10 pm

        Hi Jay

        First thank you for your review and sorry for my english,I am french.
        I have a big dilemma,it’s between a D810 and D750.
        Do photos of the D810 thanks to its 36 Mp are sharpest and more beautiful if we watch them on a high defintion monitor ? I ve been told we will see a difference only if we do big prints like billboards but I m not going to do big prints.
        I hope somebody who tested both can help me to choose because I don t have opportunity to test and compare them.
        Thank you

  48. Lance on November 23, 2014 at 2:53 am

    What a great point of view from a professional who knows what he likes and why. Not written to impress but to really inform the reader. You have made me want one for sure. You lay out the benefits better than Nikon does. I wish other reviewers were as half as open and genuine as you are. Hope you continue to offer your thoughts on other equipment you are passionate about it. I would even read your review on favourite lens caps .:-)

    • Jay Cassario on November 26, 2014 at 2:42 am

      Really appreciate that Lance, glad you thought it was a good review and enjoyed reading it. I do my best to write all my reviews in a non-biased fashion being as honest and genuine as possible, so thank you for mentioning that and your appreciation. I plan on writing a lot more reviews for Shotkit, so definitely sign up for the newsletter Mark sends out to keep up with everything he has going on here.

  49. Nasser Gazi on November 22, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Great review. I appreciate your honesty. In fact, your last paragraph sums up why I would prefer my pair of D810’s to a pair of D750’s any day. The only advantage the D750 has is a few grams lighter and a few milimeters smaller than the D810. But that’s never been a problem for me. Wifi and flip screens I never use, and are just more things that can go wrong. The D810 is just perfect.

    • Jay Cassario on November 26, 2014 at 2:30 am

      I completely understand that Nasser, and the D810 is an amazing camera. Glad you enjoyed the review and appreciate your comment.

  50. Jay Cassario on November 11, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Gio, something sounds off. The images you get out of the D750 should be almost identical to that which you see out of your D600, since they have almost identical sensors. The images I shot with the D750 were as sharp as the images I got out of any Nikon camera I’ve ever shot, including the D800 series. You may have something not set right in camera.

  51. Gio on November 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I bought my D750 to upgrade my D600 because the good reviews, but I’m a little disappointed with the quality results of my picture, I tried different ways to fix this, but my pictures are not crisp and sharp than before, for any reason my pictures looks with noise reduction and I hate that, do you know what can I do? is any feature that is active? and I don’t know? Looks like lightroom noise reduction in each of my pictures. Thank you for your help.

  52. Haydn Rydings on November 5, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Right, I’m off to put all my Canon gear on eBay!

  53. Richard on November 1, 2014 at 1:57 am

    How do you rate it compared to the D610? I’m looking to move up from my D700, so my options are the D750 and D610. I live outside the US so the price difference between the D610 and D700 is a little bigger.

    • Jay Cassario on November 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      The D750 is much better than the D610 in almost every catagory, but the two biggest for me…the D610 never felt comfortable to hold and the grip sucks compared to the D750. Also the AF system is much better.

  54. Jozef Povazan on October 31, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    AMEN. You said it like I see it and this little guy D750 is on its way for my 2015 wedding season. Looking forward to it, and the D3s is going to be back up this time :)

    • Jay Cassario on November 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      Yeah I am in the same boat, I plan to make 2 of them my main wedding bodies for 2015.

  55. JJ on October 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    you could assign the movie record button to activate your ISO setting. So pressing that button with the main command dial, you can change your ISO on the fly. So you now have shutter speed, aperture and the ISO all on the right side of the camera!
    I found this trick from the Dave Cheung video.

  56. Kev Rayner on October 30, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Where is the ISO button on this?


    • Jozef Povazan on October 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      On the back left side like D610 etc…

      • Jay Cassario on November 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

        That is correct, it’s on the back exactly like the D610.

      • Motti on March 4, 2015 at 11:23 am

        You can choose Easy ISO from the menu (d8) and that will make the shutter rocker (the back dialer) the ISO button when on Aparture Priority and when on Shutter Priority the front rocker changes the ISO

  57. Chris on October 29, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Wow! great review! Speaking of auto focus, how does it compare to the 5D3/1DX in terms of speed and accuracy?

    • Jay Cassario on November 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Chris, as far as speed and accuracy I find it to be better in both then my Mark3, but I have never shot with the 1DX so I can’t fairly say, although the 2 may have the same AF system.

  58. Lisa on October 28, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Excellent review, Jay! I’ve been wavering for weeks. Your comparisons to the other contenders, based on your real world shooting and experiences, were exactly what I needed to read. D750 it is!

  59. Rafael Bauer on October 28, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    What an awesome review. Just what I was looking for, thanks a lot. I would love to hear about your post-processing, is it possible? Such nice colors and tones.

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