Lovin’ Nikon D750 @ High ISO

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 5000, ƒ/5, 1/250

I have been looking through my photos from the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference shot on my Nikon D750. I was shocked at the quality of the images.

The EXPEED 4 Image-Processing Engine and 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor are a significant jump over my Nikon D4.

Years ago, when ADOBE improved the main processing software engine for PhotoShop, you could go back to older files and get better results due to the software improvements.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 12800, ƒ/8, 1/40

I think this happened with the new Nikon processor and sensor. While at first, I thought the images were sharper and cleaner due to the 24 MP versus the 16 MP, I think it has more to do with the chip quality for dynamic range and the new processor combination.

The pixel distance from each other is at a pitch of 7.3 microns on the Nikon D4 and 5.97 microns on the Nikon D750. This spacing improves clarity and definition. Rich and smooth tonal gradations. Dramatic character and texture.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 8000, ƒ/5.6, 1/30

Size Matters

It is essential to look at the photos in size you would be using–not zoomed in to 1:1.

So when I compare the images as I will most likely use them, there is an important notice of quality with the Nikon D750. When you go to 1:1, there is still an advantage.

I recommend looking at images of the sizes you usually use for comparison. For example, zooming into a 1:1 will have you cropped tight, comparing a 24 MP to a 16 MP.

If you are comparing Nikon cameras, unless you need 11 fps or 36 MP, buy the Nikon D750.