New Nikon Full-Frame Is the Next-Gen DSLR We’ve Been Waiting For

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Since the D700 came out, smartphones have all but killed point-and-shoots, mirrorless cameras have caught up to DSLR quality, and SD cards have replaced Compact Flash cards in many high-end cameras. Nowadays, DSLRs are now expected to shoot video, share shots via Wi-Fi, be smaller and lighter, and offer a lot of in-camera artificial intelligence. For proof, take a look at the D750’s features alongside those of the D700.

Along with a sensor that (for better or worse) doubles the D700’s resolution to 24.3 megapixels, the D750 adds 1080p video capture to the mix at 60, 30, and 24fps. It has dual SDHC/SDXC slots instead of the D700’s Compact-flash slot, and it lets you offload images and control the camera over its built-in Wi-Fi. Compared to its predecessor, the D750 also appears to be a bit smaller and lighter, and it also adds a bunch of modern-day bracketing, scene, and special-effects modes in addition to the manual exposure controls you’d expect.

It’s a peppy shooter at 6.5 frames per second in burst mode, and it’s the only full-frame DSLR in Nikon’s stable with an articulating 3.2-inch LCD screen. Its processing guts and autofocus system have also evolved by a couple of generations, as the D750 has the same Ex-peed 4 image processor and 51-point auto-focus system found in the higher-end D4S and D810.