Difference Between Nikon D750 and D810

Nikon D750 vs D810
 

Both D750 and D810 are mid-sized SLR cameras of Nikon, but there are a number differences between Nikon D750 and D810 in features as Nikon D750 is a newer camera compared to the D810. If we compare both the cameras, the Nikon D750 offers more value for money; it has more features and is compact. The Nikon D810, on the other hand, is an image quality camera that produces better images.

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Nikon D750 Review – Features of Nikon D750

The Nikon D750 was introduced in September 2014. The Nikon D750 consists of a large full frame CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24 mm) and features an Expeed 4 processor. It is a 24MP high-resolution sensor that gives bigger detailed prints. The camera’s ISO range is 50 – 51200 where files can be saved in RAW format for post-processing. The low light ISO stands at 2956, which is a high ISO rating. For mounting lenses, Nikon F Mount is used which can support 236 native lenses. The Nikon 750D comprises of a 3.2 inches tilting LCD screen with 1,229k dots. The screen is larger, and the resolution is above standard and flexible. The camera is built in with an Optical (Pentaprism) viewfinder with a coverage of 100% and magnification of 0.7x. The Nikon D750 can continuously shoot at a frame rate of 6.5 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera features a built-in flash and can support external flashes too.

A rare and special feature of the Nikon D750 is the contrast detection and phase detection autofocus system. The battery life can last for 1230 shots, which is above the DSLR average of 863 shots. The 51 focus point of the autofocus system consists of 15 sensors that are a cross type. The Nikon D750 supports high-resolution videography at 1920 x 1080 pixels, which can be saved in MP4 format and H.264 format. Some of the additional features of the camera are built in microphone and mono speaker, and the port for headphone and microphone. Built-in wireless connectivity helps to transfer photos without a physical connection and the camera can connect to external devices via HDMI or USB 3.0 ports. This supports a data rate of 5Gbits/s.

The weight of the D750 camera is 750g, and its dimensions are 141 x 113 x 78 mm. The color depth is equal to 25.7 and the dynamic range is 14.8 for the Nikon D750. More precise focus can be obtained by using Live View than with the view finder with this camera. The Nikon D750 is capable of face detection focusing for portrait photography. It also has a weather sealed body that can operate in any weather (waterproof) and has good ergonomics and handling. Time-lapse Recording is also available for creativity. Nikon D750 does not support image stabilization.

Difference Between Nikon D750 and D810

Nikon D810 Review – Features of Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 was introduced in June 2014. The Nikon D810 consists of a large full frame CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24 mm) and features an Expeed 4 processor. The maximum resolution of 7360 x 4912 pixels and aspect ratios of 5:4 and 3:2 can be captured when taking shots. It is a 36MP high-resolution sensor that gives bigger detailed prints. This does not contain an anti-aliasing filter and that gives way to a sharper detailed resolution filled image. The camera’s ISO range is 64 – 12800 where files can be saved in RAW format for post-processing. The low light ISO stands at 2853, which is a high ISO rating. For mounting lenses, Nikon F Mount is used which can support 236 native lenses. The Nikon D810 comprises of a 3.2 inches fixed LCD screen with 1,229k dots. The screen is larger, and the resolution is above standard. The camera is built in with an Optical (Tunnel) viewfinder with a coverage of 100% and magnification of 0.7x. The Nikon D810 can continuously shoot at a frame rate of 5 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec. The camera features a built-in flash and can support external flashes too.

Nikon D810 also features phase detection autofocus and AF fine tuning. The battery life can last for 1200 shots, which is above DSLR average of 863. The 51 focus point of the autofocus system consists of 15 sensors that are a cross type. The Nikon D810 supports high-resolution videography at 1920 x 1080pixels, which can be saved in MP4 and H.264 formats. Some of the additional features of the camera are built in microphone and mono speaker, port for headphone and microphone. Built-in wireless connectivity helps to transfer photos without a physical connection and the camera can connect to external devices via HDMI or USB 3.0 ports. This supports a data rate of 5Gbits/s.

The weight of the D810 camera is 980g and its dimensions are 146 x 123 x 82 mm. The color depth is equal to 24.8 and the dynamic range is 14.5 for the Nikon D810. More precise focus can be obtained by using Live View than with the view finder with this camera. The Nikon D810 is capable of face detection focusing for portrait photography. It also has weather sealed body that can operate in any weather (waterproof) and has good ergonomics and handling. Time-lapse Recording is also available for creativity. Image stabilization is not available. So lenses with image stabilization have to be used.

 Nikon D750 vs D810

What is the difference between Nikon D750 and Nikon D810?

Screen:

Nikon D750: Tilting screen.

Nikon D810: Fixed screen.

The tilting screen provides flexible shooting positions for photography. This will allow for overhead, near the ground, self-portraits shots easily.

Maximum ISO:

Nikon D750: 51,200.

Nikon D810: 12,800.

The maximum ISO of the Nikon D750 is 300% higher than the Nikon D810. The higher the ISO, the higher the sensitivity of the camera. These high ISO values are really useful, especially when, shooting moving objects with a high shutter speed to freeze them. For sporting events, high ISO plus high shutter speed will be the combination that would be used.

Continuous Shooting:

Nikon D750: 6.5 fps.

Nikon D810: 5 fps.

Although the Nikon D750 has a higher fps, both the values are average when comparing with other cameras. This mode is very useful for taking shots when there is movement. The higher the frames per second the more shoots that can be captured.

Battery Life:

Nikon D750: 1230 shots.

Nikon D810: 1200 shots.

Nikon D750 has 30 extra frames per charge, but both the values are way above the average for DSLR that is 863. This means that the battery will last longer for a single charge and we don’t need to change or charge the battery in the middle of an event.

Weight:

Nikon D750: 750g.

Nikon D810: 980g.

The Nikon D750 is 230g lighter and that gives it an edge on portability over Nikon D810. As both cameras are large in dimension, the weight will become a determining factor.

Low-light ISO:

Nikon D750: 2956.

Nikon D810: 2853.

In sports photography, higher low light ISO is advantageous. A higher low ISO is best suited to obtain faster shutter speeds. When there is low light, a higher ISO number will help get a better exposed image.

Maximum Sensor Resolution:

Nikon D750: 36MP.

Nikon D810: 26MP.

The Nikon D810 has a 50 % higher pixel count. This will lead to a higher pixel density and a crisp detailed and sharper image. A higher value will be useful for post image processing as well.

Maximum Shutter Speed:

Nikon D750: 2956.

Nikon D810: 2853.

The Nikon D810 has a faster shutter speed. The faster speed will be capable of freezing any sport action. This will also be useful when using fast lenses with large aperture under bright sunlight.

Color Depth:

Nikon D750: 24.8.

Nikon D810: 25.7.

The Nikon D810 has more color depth for better picture Quality. This is an indicator of the various colors the camera can capture. The higher the value the richer the color of the photo. The Nikon D810 has a better value than the Nikon D750.

Dynamic Range:

Nikon D750: 14.5.

Nikon D810: 14.8.

The Nikon D810 has a higher dynamic range. This number represents how well it sees the range of light. In other words, it is the maximum and minimum light intensities that are measurable.

Maximum Resolution:

Nikon D750: 6016 x 4016 pixels.

Nikon D810: 7360 x 4912 pixels.

The Nikon D810 has a better resolution that provides more detailed images. We will be able to print larger images and down size high resolution images as needed.

Summary:

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 has 50% more megapixels than the Nikon D750. This gives better picture quality as well as more detail to the images. It also does not consist of a low pass filter and that provides with a sharper crisp image. So, in terms of image quality, the Nikon D810 is much better than the D750.

If we compare the prices of the two cameras, the Nikon D810 is an expensive one. But, if we consider value for money, the Nikon D750 is a great offer for its features. The Nikon D750 is light weight by 230g, which makes it more portable. Both cameras have a large body that is a disadvantage. Both do not support image stabilization.

So if you want better imaging, your choice should be the Nikon D810. If you want value for money, your choice should definitely be the Nikon D750.

Nikon D750 Nikon D810
Megapixels  24 megapixels 36 megapixels
Max Resolution 6016 x 4016 7360 x 4912
Max ISO 51200 12800
Min ISO 50 64
Continuous Shooting 6.5 fps 5.0 fps
Weight 750 g 980 g
Dimensions 141 x 113 x 78 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm
Battery Life 1230 shots 1200 shots
Color Depth 24.8 25.7
Dynamic Range 14.5 14.8
Wireless Connectivity           Built-In Built-In

 

Images Courtesy:

  1. Nikon D750 via Nikon
  2. Nikon D810 via Nikon