Is the Nikon D750 Worth Buying in 2020?
Well, let’s see…the Nikon D750 was camera of the year in 2014 and it was the top of the line DSLR. So 6 years later is it still worth buying?
The D750 still has all those great features like full-format 24 MP CMOS sensor, 51 point Multi-CAM 3500FX II auto focus system, 6.5 fps continuous shooting, 91,000 pixel metering system, 1080p video capture, etc. It’s still very much a great digital camera.
Here are the Nikon D750 Specifications
- FX-Format CMOS image Sensor
- 24.3 MP max resolution
- EXPEED 4 Image Processor
- Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II AF System
- ISO 100 – 12,800 expandable to 51,200
- 3.2” TFT-LCD tilting Vari-angle screen 1.229M dots
- Dust Reduction System
- File Format Still Images – JPEG and NEF
- 2 SD card slots
- Viewfinder Frame Coverage 100%
- Shutter Speed 30 to 1/4000 sec
- 6.5 fps continuous shooting speed
- Self Timer 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
- Exposure Metering System 91K RGB sensor
- 3D Matrix Metering III
- Active D-Lighting
- 9, 21, 51 point AF points
- Full HD Video
- Built in Microphone
- Built in WiFi
- Battery Life 1,230 shots
- Shutter Life Rating 150,000 shots
- Weight 750 grams or 26.5 ounces
- 2014 Price New $2,300 w/ 24 – 120 mm f/4 VR lens
So the D750 gives you the 2014 Camera of the Year PLUS a much lower price tag in 2020. You can get that very same camera for a lot less. The price in 2014 was $2,300 but now in 2020 you can buy a new one for $1,749. That’s a $600 discount or savings.
To go even further into good deals, buy a used D750. Used D750’s go for $800+ for body only. The Nikkor 24 – 120mm f/4 lens sells for $400 – $500 used. So for about $1300 you have a fully functional slightly used D750 at a significantly reduced price. The used option saves you $1,000.
The Nikon D750 still compares favorably with even newer Canon and Nikon models.
Nikon D750 vs D850 Comparison
So let’s compare the D750 with the latest and greatest D850.
|Nikon D750||Nikon D850||Difference|
|FX CMOS 24.3 MP||FX BSI CMOS 45.7 MP||D850 +|
|30 to 1/4000 sec shutter speeds||30 to 1/8000 sec shutter speeds||D850 +|
|EXPEED 4 Image Processor||EXPEED 5 Image Processor||D850 +|
|ISO 100 – 12,800||ISO 32 – 102,400||D850 +|
|6.5 fps cont shooting||7 fps cont shooting||D850 +|
|3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen||3.2″ TFT-LCD Screen||Same|
|Optical Viewfinder 100%||Optical Viewfinder 100%||Same|
|Battery Life 1,230 shots||Battery Life 1,840 shots||D850 +|
|Full HD Video 1920 x 1080||UHD 4K Video 3840 x 2160||D850 +|
|Weight 750 grams||Weight 915 grams||D750 +|
|51 Auto Focus Points||153 Auto Focus Points||D850 +|
|Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 FX II AF||Advanced Multi-CAM 20K AF||D850 +|
The features that really matter are the CMOS sensor, AF System, Expeed Processor and ISO. The other features really are not big or critical. Both the D750 and the D850 have Full Frame CMOS sensors. The difference between the Expeed 4 and Expeed 5 processor is not huge and mostly would go unnoticed. The D850’s AF system along with Expeed 5 is faster but you would only notice that in certain situations like fast action sports. The D750 can capture brilliant, sharp images in challenging settings like low light. It is a fantastic piece of electronic equipment.
Oh and by the way the D850 costs $3,600 with a comparable lens.