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Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780

Portability
57
Imaging
71
Features
87
Overall
77
Nikon D750 front
 
Nikon D780 front
Portability
57
Imaging
77
Features
89
Overall
81

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 Key Specs

Nikon D750
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Raise to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 840g - 141 x 113 x 78mm
  • Introduced September 2014
  • Previous Model is Nikon D700
  • Renewed by Nikon D780
Nikon D780
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase to 204800)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 840g - 144 x 116 x 76mm
  • Released January 2020
  • Succeeded the Nikon D750
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Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 Overview

On this page, we are analyzing the Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both of them are produced by Nikon. The image resolution of the D750 (24MP) and the D780 (25MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras boast the same sensor sizes (Full frame).

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The D750 was released 6 years earlier than the D780 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before we go into a full comparison, here is a quick overview of how the D750 matches up against the D780 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D750 over the Nikon D780

 D750 D780 

Reasons to pick Nikon D780 over the Nikon D750

 D780 D750 
ReleasedJanuary 2020September 2014More recent by 64 months
Display resolution2359k1229kClearer display (+1130k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon D750 and Nikon D780

 D750 D780 
Manual focus More precise focusing
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display dimensions3.2"3.2"Equal display dimensions
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera regularly, you'll have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Nikon D750 comes with exterior dimensions of 141mm x 113mm x 78mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.1") and a weight of 840 grams (1.85 lbs) while the Nikon D780 has measurements of 144mm x 116mm x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0") with a weight of 840 grams (1.85 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have chosen at the time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the D750 versus the D780.

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D750 and D780 is 57 and 57 respectively.

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very difficult to visualize the gap between sensor measurements purely by looking at specs. The photograph underneath will help give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the D750 and D780.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You should anticipate the Nikon D780 to give extra detail as a result of its extra 1 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics a bit more aggressively. The older D750 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 sensor size comparison

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D750 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon D780 as a Portrait photography camera
82
focusing manually
good resolution (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
comes with face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
86
focusing manually
sensor resolution is fantastic (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D750 Street photography info
Nikon D780 Street photography info
68
screen tilts
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW files
environment proofing
no image stabilization
71
has a tilting screen
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW files
offers touch focus
weather sealing
above average ISO range (51,200)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D750 Sports photography information
Nikon D780 Sports photography information
78
good resolution (24MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment proofing
great battery (1,230 CIPA)
supports phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
82
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor resolution is fantastic (25 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers tracking autofocus
weather sealing
good battery pack (2,260 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D750 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon D780 as a Travel photography camera
69
great battery (1,230 per charge)
environment proofing
good resolution (24MP)
has built in flash
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
71
good battery pack (2,260 CIPA)
weather sealing
has bluetooth
offers touch focus
sensor resolution is fantastic (25MP)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D750
Landscape photography with Nikon D780
79
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inch)
good resolution (24MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW files
environment proofing
great battery (1,230 CIPA)
2 card slots
no image stabilization
81
focusing manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2")
sensor resolution is fantastic (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
above average ISO range (51,200)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
good battery pack (2,260 shots)
two card slots
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon D750
Vlogging with Nikon D780
30
comes with face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone support
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
32
has touchscreen
offers face detection autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes external mic socket
does not offer selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
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Nikon D750 vs Nikon D780 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D750 and Nikon D780
 Nikon D750Nikon D780
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D750 Nikon D780
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2014-09-12 2020-01-07
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Expeed 4 Expeed 6
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 35.9 x 23.9mm
Sensor surface area 861.6mm² 858.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 25 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6016 x 4016 6048 x 4024
Maximum native ISO 12800 51200
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 204800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Minimum enhanced ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 51 51
Cross focus points 15 15
Lens
Lens mount Nikon F Nikon F
Amount of lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen sizing 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution of screen 1,229k dots 2,359k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 900 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 6.5 frames/s 7.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, Auto FP high-speed sync, auto w/redeye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync w/redeye reduction, fill flash, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow sync, off no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/200 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) Yes
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 840 gr (1.85 lbs) 840 gr (1.85 lbs)
Physical dimensions 141 x 113 x 78mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.1") 144 x 116 x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 93 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 24.8 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 14.5 not tested
DXO Low light score 2956 not tested
Other
Battery life 1230 shots 2260 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL15 EN-EL15b
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Card slots 2 2
Price at release $2,000 $2,297