VadymA: This interview reminded me of a story about two sales reps from a shoe company that went to study market demand in a remote African country. The first rep reported back to the company: "There is no market here as nobody wears shoes!" The second rep emailed: "Quick! Send as much as you can; there are millions of people without shoes!" Nikon looks like the first rep to me. Some companies wait for demand and some companies create demand. The longer they wait to finally see the writing on the wall, the harder it will be to win this game.
I agree VadymA with you in this respect. I think Nikon is making an attempt with the Nikon 1 line. The v3 is expensive, but people who use it like it. I use the v2 and I like it. Again, the IQ is not the same as my D800, but there are different applications. When I want the best IQ I can afford, I use the D800. When it is just casual shots, but need some IQ, then it is the v2, or when extreme telephoto is required. For other cases, there is my iPhone :)
Gesture: D3X, more than 20 buttons, dials whatever on the back alone. The console of the space shuttle was less complicated.
I am sorry but I like all those buttons. I rather not menu dive but use buttons. I don't find them cryptic but useful.
As the reps were in a remote African country, I don't know how affluent these residents were. Can they afford shoes? Shouldn't they determine that first before they send those Gucci and Prada shoes? For example, when I visited India, I have seen many people walking bare feet even in the cities. These people looked poor, so I am assuming that they can't afford shoes. So, there were shoe stores, but some just couldn't buy shoes. I am glad that Nikon is studying the market rather than just flooding the market with different models and lose money. I want Nikon to stay in business so that I can still use my F mount glass for the next couple of decades at least.
stevevelvia50: Does the d 750 have the ability,to make 10 in camera multiple exposures. Na pro feature in the d300 and d 200 as well. Can 't figure out why such a simple thing as 10 exposures has been omitted. Photoshop does not fill the gap as overlapping image frames are very difficult to correct, and wind movement in branches and leaves as well as many other spontaneous images cannot be replicated in Photoshop.
According to http://www.ephotozine.com/equipment/item/nikon-d750-5594, the D750 has multiple exposure capabilities. Multiple exposure Yes
Also, this image seems to imply that multiple images are possible. http://photographylife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Nikon-D750-Image-Samples-12-960x640.jpg
abolit: " sits between the D610 and D810" ... I don't want "between" stuff, just give me a flagship like D700
I don't think the D700 was a flagship. D3 was the flagship at that time.
By the way, do you remember the hundreds of post criticizing Nikon about the D700 on these forums? Remember all the bitching about the D700's viewfinder etc etc...
Stephan Def: Thanks I really enjoyed your "cheet sheet" its good to have concise summarys like that one.
You say:"but judging by the amount of energy Nikon is putting into creating affordable FX optics" ...
Which affordable FX optics are you talking about? And can you say a word or two about their quality. It would be good to have kind of a quality index for FX lenses. The only FX lens that comes to my mind is the 24-70 2.8, which is kind of expensive, However it does not have OIS, which is a shame for a lens in that price range. If Nikon wants to convince people to move to FX they need to get much more serious about their lens lineup in that area. Alternatively Nikon could put OIS into their bodies, which would solve most of those issues and other Vendors are just that.
The recent lineup of Nikon's 1.8 primes is a good example.
dmanthree: I may be in the minority, but I really like this cam and may buy one to complement my m4/3 setup. Great feature set, and I expect the IQ to be very similar to the 610, maybe a notch better. I'll wait and see, and wait until ACR can handle the files.
Rishi,My thanks to you and your coworkers for working hard and bringing us these editorials/reviews etc. Like Travelphotog mentioned, the readership of DPR is slightly different than the general population. I really don't know much about the technical aspects of AF points, axis etc. However, I do know that snarky comments are in general not constructive. I am guilty of such comments, but I try to control my knee jerk reactions to show off my knowledge (which usually shows off my ignorance really) to some unknown forum poster/or a reviewer. As we all know, there is value in positive reinforcement, but I guess we all are using DPR as a punching bag. However, please don't be discouraged and keep up the good work. As long as we have some standard tests, especially real world shooting situations, we will know how better or worse model A performs compared to model B, and we can make a more informed decision. Thank you again for letting us do that.
astigmate: As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.
Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc
Wait for it to come to your nearest brick and mortar store. Handle it there and see how it feels and then hopefully you can buy it there too.
Steve Bingham: Yawn.
Steve,I think the AF of the D750 is better than that of the D610, possibly better than the current crop of Nikon dSLRs. It can AF up to -3eV, and uses an upgraded version of the CAM module used for D810 and D4s. That to me is a good improvement. However, the shutter mechanism is a cheapie (but in keeping with the price point).
I think its lowest (Low2) is ISO 50 for the D750.
raztec: What's up Nikon?You got two sure feet, but you walk like a cripple.Why do you cripple this camera with slow flash sync speed, no AF-ON, and only 1/4000 shutter?Always close, but no cigar. (well, except for the D300s 'cause even the venerable D700 fell prey to your crippling department with its 95% viewfinder).
I posted this above... Nikon is using a cheaper shutter in the D750 and hence these limitations. A more expensive shutter means a more expensive camera, and hence Nikon decided to stick to the price point and give a cheaper shutter.
The min native ISO for D700 is 200 while that for the D750 is 100. For the same light, shouldn't the ss be 1/4000 on the D750 which was 1/8000 on the D700?
Anyway, can use a good quality ND filter. Additional glass in front is not desirable, but then life is full of compromises, and here is one of them.
JackM: I wonder if this will force 5D3 prices down. Besides people with a lot of Canon lenses (like me), only a fool would buy a 5D3 now.
I think Nikon used a cheaper shutter mechanism in the D750 compared to the D810. It is rated for 150k cycles instead of 200k, and is similar to D610. I think it is the mechanical shutter that does not allow the 1/8000 ss, the faster flash sync speed and the faster fps. I remember reading somewhere that the mechanics of a shutter to go from 1/4000 to 1/8000 is more complex/expensive.
Retzius: It has a Scene Mode Dial?
Who does Nikon think the user of this camera is?
Amateurs mostly... look at the price point.
RStyga: Does it come with free oil replacement in the first 2000 shots?
Nikon has a true sports body, the D4s. It costs a lot of money though. Now if you are a pro or well heeled amateur, you should be able to afford it. If not, then we need to be happy with 6.5 fps. I think Nikon does not want to give us a lower priced sports body. If you don't like that, then I think you have to change brands.
nerd2: NIKON ARE YOU KIDDING? 'Fast' camera with 6.5fps continuous shooting and 1/4000 max shutter? How dare you use 7xx naming on this? And separate wifi and GPS? Come on, it's 2014 now and just ever other camera have them built in!
I guess you own the rights to the D7xx name and not Nikon :)
zakk9: Fine camera, but 1/4000s? Could you guys find out how many RAW frames the buffer will hold?
Well, most people don't shoot that many images at 1/8000. I think the shutter is where Nikon skimped and that is why it is a 150k rated shutter and can't go faster than 6.5fps. I think I read on Nikon's website that is can shoot 87-100 jpgs. If you compare that to D810, then it will be around 45 or so at 12 bit and around 15 or so at 14 bit uncompressed. The price is quite attractive.
munro harrap: I own a NEX7. You can pay at John Lewis £5300 for the same camera in a Hasselblad joke body if you like, but it will take exactly the same photographs (if people dont laugh at what you are holding,).
Once a factory has tooled up for a lens it can produce them in unlimited quantities at far cheaper prices than what only stupid snobs pay now.
This is snobbery. I am glad that the standards are improving, but they have to improve for us all, not the idle rich! It's bad enough that you have a class system of sensor sizes and prices already-its disgusting to be discriminated against because you have less money.I had to wait and save for years to be able to use a decent machine at all- and it was secondhand.When film was around, it was a level playing field IQ-wise.
No autofocus means no go except for video-its a cine lens for Hollywood, Bollywood and St.John's Wood.
You are correct about classes in items that we can purchase. However, the OTUS class of lenses are forward thinking... to meet the higher resolution dSLRs of tomorrow. I think Sony is already gearing up to launch a 54MPX monster and Nikon shouldn't be far behind. Perhaps Canon will join that race soon too.
pfzt: if this thing is as sharp as the 55mm:
then it will be worth every penny. i assume the bokeh will be outstanding too.
this is the 85mm on a D800:
It is a sharp image no doubt about it. However, the front eye is sharp while the eye further away is OOF. Of course that is because of the thin DOF. However, it is distracting, imo, and takes away from the beauty of the image. Perhaps an aperture which kept both the eyes in focus should have been chosen.
Class A: Offering a D800E next to a D800 is fine.
The attempt to restrict photographers to buying an incomplete camera -- lacking a necessary part; the Bayer AA filter -- should be commented on more markedly.
I'm happy for those who are unable to create shots that are sharp at the pixel level -- they won't miss a thing -- but there should be an option for those that are capable of creating the right conditions for really sharp shots.
If Nikon cannot provide the best of both worlds in one camera (like the Pentax K-3 with its optional AA-function), AFAIC, they need to give users the choice to opt for a complete camera with a different model. Make it more expensive if you must.
fl00d, thank you for pointing it out that you also have the dim wit of a parrot and surely have the same level of 'intelligence', loser.