S.O.S.! Which Nikon FX body to buy? #266

The line up of the Nikon DX bodies are far more logical right now than the FX bodies — Good (D3x00), Better (D5x00), Best (D7x00).

In contrast, the Nikon FX bodies are a rather confusing mess. If you buy one body and you’re not in the market for the D4 or D4s, do you buy the D610, the D800, the D800E,  the D810 the Df  or the D750?

More than two years after Nikon introduced  the 36MP Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E, it has consolidated the 800-series with the release of a new camera, the Nikon D810. It is an evolutionary upgrade of the D800 line.  The most significant change is the removal of the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) which means no anti-aliasing and, therefore, sharper images should be a given as a result. Also it has a native sensitivity of ISO 64 and a 9 MP sRaw format.

Enter the 24MP,  51-point AF system, 6.5 fps, tilting LCD screen  Nikon D750 into the picture. Maybe this is my next camera? Perhaps the true replacement of the venerable Nikon D700?  The following site is an excellent early review of Nikon D750.


Here are the advantages of this camera:

  • Tiny, compared to the D3s
  • Featherlight, compared to the D3s
  • Perfect ergonomic fit and grip for my hands
  • Incredible AF in all light
  • Incredible dynamic range
  • D3s level high ISO ability!
  • Wide exposure compensation range: +/- 5
  • Balances well with 24, 35 and 85 1.4G primes
  • Fast shooting, great buffer with the right card
  • Tilting screen will come in handy
  • Fast Live View
  • SD cards are cheap as chips
  • Excellent User Mode profiles
  • Highly customisable
  • Built-in WiFi (so handy)
  • 2.5K shots on a 64GB card
  • Good battery life (similar to D3s)

Any idea? Which one would you buy?


2 thoughts on “S.O.S.! Which Nikon FX body to buy? #266

    • Thank you Rabirius!
      Actually, what camera do you shoot with?
      Unfortunately, all the other models have some issues, technical or personal:
      Nikon D610 just a new shutter release due to dust/oil spots on sensor of the D600
      Nikon D810 monster 36 MP files, who needs that?
      Nikon Df digital camera in a retro body without focusing screen for manual focus lenses
      Nikon d700 outdated
      Nikon D4 & D4s heavy, bulky, very expensive
      Nikon D750 brand new, no info yet how it works on the field
      So, here is my dilemma, what to do? 😦

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