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In this review, we will compare the Nikon D750 and Nikon D810, two full-frame cameras released by Nikon in 2014.
In the year they were launched, these two models were among the best semi-pro full-frame cameras on the market. However, five years have passed and technology has advanced so it is reasonable to have doubts if they are still worth buying in 2019.
Let’s answer this question immediately. The Nikon D750 and Nikon D810 still have a lot of things to offer and you will not get disappointed if you decide to buy one of these two models.
Now, let’s see what is so great about these cameras.
Nikon D750 vs Nikon D810 Image Quality
The D810 was one of the most successful cameras released by Nikon. The primary reason for this is outstanding image quality you get for the invested money.
What makes the Nikon D810 so great in the first place is its 36MP - full-frame CMOS sensor without an anti-aliasing filter. The images you make on this camera will be rich in details even if you perform cropping or decide to make large prints.
On the other hand, the Nikon D750 has a 24.3 MP sensor. Although this is 12 million pixels less in comparison to the Nikon D850, it will be perfectly enough for most of the photographers. However, the D750 uses anti-alias (Low-Pass) filter to reduce moire in images, which comes at a cost since it can make your photos lose few details.
Overall, there is no significant difference in image quality between these two cameras. Although there is a bigger resolution in the D810, in most cases you don’t need more than 24 megapixels that can be found in the D710.
Nikon D750 vs Nikon D810 Low Light Evaluation
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Another thing that makes the Nikon D750 and Nikon D810 still relevant for those who are looking for a full-frame DSLR model is their impressive low-light capability.
With a native ISO range of 64-12,800 (expandable to ISO 32 - 51,200), the Nikon D810 allows better flexibility than the Nikon D750 which has a native ISO sensitivity of 100-12,800 (expandable to ISO 50 - 51,200).
At the high-end of ISO, both models produce good results and this makes them particularly effective if you enjoy photographing at night. However, although the Nikon D750 has lower price it seems that it performs a bit better than the Nikon D810 when there is not much light around.
The Nikon D750 produces less noise on images when they are shot at high ISO levels. This is, among other things, because of the lower resolution of this camera and bigger individual pixels that can gather more light.
This does not mean the Nikon D810 performs badly in low-light, and in the end, the difference is not that significant. Given its price, it comes as a surprise that the Nikon D750 produces better results in low-light than its more expensive sibling.
In the video above, Heather Lahtinen compares ISO performance of the Nikon D750 and Nikon D850.
Nikon D750 Specs vs Nikon D810 Specs
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Now, let’s compare other important features of these two models.
There are no substantial differences in terms of autofocus capabilities. Both cameras feature a Multi-CAM 3500 AF module with 51 AF points (15 cross-type points). The Nikon D750 can autofocus down to -3 EV, while the Nikon D810 goes down to EV -2.
When it comes to burst shooting, the Nikon D750 seems to be a better performer. This camera offers 6 shutter flaps per second, while the Nikon D810 has continuous shooting speed of 5 frames per second.
However, what is good about the Nikon D810 is that it has a faster shutter, bigger RAW buffer, and finally it is much less noisy than the Nikon D750.
Additionally, both cameras can record videos up to 1080p at 60fps.
Get more information about Nikon D750 or Nikon D810 in the video above by ArtoftheImage.
Nikon D750 Body vs Nikon D810 Body
When it comes to design, both cameras are pretty comfortable and easy to use. The Nikon D810 has a slightly stronger body although both cameras are weather-sealed and built to have a long life.
The Nikon D750 is smaller and lighter than the Nikon D810. The camera measures 5.55 x 4.45 x 3.07 inches and weighs 1.7 pounds, in comparison to the Nikon D810 which has dimensions of 5.75 × 4.84 × 3.21 inches and weight of almost two pounds.
Both cameras have displays of the same size (3.2”) and resolution (1.229k dots) and none of them provides touchscreen technology. However, there are certain differences in LCD screens.
If you are looking for a camera that has an articulating screen, you might get disappointed to hear that the Nikon D810 has a fixed LCD . The Nikon D750 allows better flexibility in shooting images from different angles since it is equipped with a tilting LCD monitor.
One more thing where the Nikon D750 wins over its sibling is in terms of connectivity. This camera has a built-in Wi-Fi connection while you would need to buy an optional Wi-Fi dongle if you want to connect the Nikon D810 to smart devices.
Nikon D750 Price vs Nikon D810 Price
Overall, the Nikon D810 and Nikon D750 share a lot of common features, and both cameras produce great results in different environments.
Since they were released almost five years ago, at the moment you don’t need to spend a fortune to get one of these models for yourself.
If you don’t mind using an old camera, you can find the Nikon D810 for a price as low as $939.00.
See why MPB is a top-rated used camera store in my MPB review.