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Nikon Europe: Pro DSLR good for video

16 September 2014

The new Nikon D750 DSLR is its most video-focused offering yet. It has all the video features of the EURO3,200 D810, but is smaller, lighter, less expensive, and “is the first pro camera in the Nikon range with a flippable [3.2-inch] screen,” said Frank Zuidweg, co-ordinator Nikon Professional Services. It is also its first full-frame (24×35.9mm) camera to have Wi-Fi, for remote operation.

“We’ve made it as compact and lightweight as possible [using carbon fibre and magnesium], without losing any functionality for professional users,” he added. “It is a big improvement for a lower price range,”

It offers full HD recording at 24, 25, 30, 50 or 60 frames per second, at up to 42Mbps in H.264, and has a clean HDMI out, with simultaneous capture of full-resolution footage in-camera (to dual SD cards) and on an external recorder. Rotolight chairman,
Rod Gammons, saw an immediate synergy with his new Neo ringlight, which can display brightness as an f-stop, using ISO, shutter speed and distance-to-target information.

“When you then adjust the brightness, it displays the f-stop to set in the camera, and the D750 has a convenient thumbwheel which adjusts the aperture that is silent in video mode,” and allows very smooth changes during video recording.

“It has very smooth auto-ISO functionality,” added Zuidweg, so you can move between dark and light and get a smooth transition.
Its ISO range extends from 100-12,800, expandable from (Lo-1) 50 to (Hi-2) 51,200. Users can also set a Flat Picture control, for a broader tonal range that is ideal for grading.

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