Nikon announces D750 ‘powerhouse’

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Nikon has today launched its latest DSLR camera – the D750 – billed as its “ultimate enthusiast camera”, which will sit at the upper end of its DSLR range.

The full-frame 24.3-megapixel camera comes with a newly designed FX-format CMOS sensor and has an ISO sensitivity range of 100–12800, extendable to 50–51200 (equivalent). Nikon claims the new camera will deliver “exceptional image quality with cleaner results than ever before at high ISOs.”


The camera features a newly developed professional Multi-CAM 3500II FX 51-point AF system, sensitive to -3 EV, allowing users the flexibility to capture fast-moving subjects with ease. In addition, the new Group Area AF mode offers “fast acquisition and improved background isolation”, says Nikon, especially useful when shooting subjects that are comparatively small and close to a high-contrast or distracting background.

With improved picture control, the D750, which comes with in-built wifi, has a burst rate of up to 6.5fps in both FX and DX formats, and Full HD movie recording at 1080/60p, allowing users “the freedom to shoot cinematically”.

“The Nikon D750 is a new breed of camera that introduces full-frame photography to new audiences looking for high performance and amazing detail without compromising on convenience or cost,” says Simon Iddon, Nikon UK group product manager (DSLR lenses and accessories) – imaging. “Videographers will also be inspired to push the limits of their creativity with the D750, thanks to the impressive broadcast quality movie capability and flexibility.”

Manufactured from lightweight and weather resistant carbon-fibre reinforced thermoplastic, the D750 has a tilting LCD monitor (rotating up to 90 degrees, or down to 75 degrees), making it easy for photographers to capture action.

The Nikon is available to purchase from 23 September priced £1800 D750 (body only) and £2250 (Nikon D750 body and 24-85mm VR lens). The D750 will also be available with a 24-120mm lens, priced £2350 (start date yet to be announced).

AFS_20_1.8G-940x768Nikon also today announced the new ultra-wide AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED lens (pictured above). A new version of the popular Nikon 20mm f/2.8D that was first introduced 20 years ago, the lens has been “brought up to date with a brighter aperture, snappier autofocus and improved optical performance as well as Nikon’s renowned Nano Crystal Coat and enhanced ergonomics,” says the company.

Priced £680, the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED lens goes on sale from 25 September.


Nikon also took advantage of the pre-Photokina window to announce a new Speedlite – the SB-500 – priced £200 (above). With a built-in LED light (100 lx), the SB-500 is likely to appeal to photographers keen to shoot moving image in dimly lit surroundings, and those looking to shoot close-up still images. The SB-500 will be compatible with Nikon DSLR and Coolpix cameras, and will be available from 25 September.

COOLPIX-S6900_BK_front_lc-940x671The last Nikon product announced today is a new addition to the Coolpix family – the 16-megapixel Coolpix S6900. With a vari-angle 460k-dot LCD screen, a built-in camera stand, and built-in wifi, the S6900 is billed as “the ultimate compact selfie camera”. In addition, it has a 12x optical zoom (extendable to 24x), an ISO sensitivity range of 125-6400, and full HD movie video at 1080/60i. At the time of writing, the price and availability for the Nikon Coolpix S6900 were not available.

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