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Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800

Portability
57
Imaging
71
Features
87
Overall
77
Nikon D750 front
 
Nikon D800 front
Portability
54
Imaging
73
Features
80
Overall
75

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 Key Specs

Nikon D750
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Boost to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 840g - 141 x 113 x 78mm
  • Launched September 2014
  • Older Model is Nikon D700
  • New Model is Nikon D780
Nikon D800
(Full Review)
  • 36MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 900g - 146 x 123 x 82mm
  • Announced June 2012
  • Replaced the Nikon D700
  • Later Model is Nikon D810
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Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 Overview

Following is a comprehensive review of the Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800, both Advanced DSLR cameras and they are both built by Nikon. There is a sizable difference among the image resolutions of the D750 (24MP) and D800 (36MP) but they possess the same exact sensor sizing (Full frame).

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The D750 was launched 2 years after the D800 which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the D750 grades versus the D800 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D750 over the Nikon D800

 D750 D800 
AnnouncedSeptember 2014June 2012More modern by 28 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1229k921kClearer display (+308k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon D800 over the Nikon D750

 D800 D750 

Common features in the Nikon D750 and Nikon D800

 D750 D800 
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Display sizing3.2"3.2"Equivalent display measurement
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera often, you will have to consider its weight and proportions. The Nikon D750 has got exterior measurements of 141mm x 113mm x 78mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.1") having a weight of 840 grams (1.85 lbs) and the Nikon D800 has measurements of 146mm x 123mm x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2") having a weight of 900 grams (1.98 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are employing at that moment. The following is the front view scale comparison of the D750 versus the D800.

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the D750 and D800 is 57 and 54 respectively.

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very difficult to visualize the gap in sensor sizes only by looking through technical specs. The image below might give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the D750 and D800.

As you can tell, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Nikon D800 to result in greater detail utilizing its extra 12 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics a little more aggressively. The more recent D750 provides a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 sensor size comparison

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D750 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon D800 Portrait photography highlights
82
you can focus manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
83
manual focus
amazing MP (36 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon D750 Street photography information
Nikon D800 Street photography information
68
has a tilting screen
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
no image stabilization
60
sensor size is big (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
weather sealing
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D750 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D800 as a Sports photography camera
78
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
weather proof
better than average battery pack (1,230 CIPA)
supports phase detect AF
no image stabilization
74
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
amazing MP (36MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather sealing
has phase detect auto focus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon D750
Travel photography with Nikon D800
69
better than average battery pack (1,230 per charge)
weather proof
good megapixels (24MP)
built-in flash
does not posses selfie friendly display
66
weather sealing
amazing MP (36MP)
flash built-in
does not contain selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D750 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon D800 as a Landscape photography camera
79
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sized screen (3.2")
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
better than average battery pack (1,230 CIPA)
2 card slots
no image stabilization
79
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sized screen (3.2 inch)
amazing MP (36 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
weather sealing
has dual storage slots
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D750 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon D800 as a Vlogging camera
30
comes with face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with mic support
does not posses selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
30
comes with face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external mic jack
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
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Nikon D750 vs Nikon D800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D750 and Nikon D800
 Nikon D750Nikon D800
General Information
Company Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D750 Nikon D800
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Launched 2014-09-12 2012-06-11
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
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Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 861.6mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 36 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 5:4 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 6016 x 4016 7360 x 4912
Maximum native ISO 12800 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Minimum enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 51 51
Cross type focus points 15 15
Lens
Lens support Nikon F Nikon F
Number of lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution of display 1,229k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 6.5 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options 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 Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/200 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 840 gr (1.85 lbs) 900 gr (1.98 lbs)
Dimensions 141 x 113 x 78mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.1") 146 x 123 x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 93 95
DXO Color Depth rating 24.8 25.3
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.5 14.4
DXO Low light rating 2956 2853
Other
Battery life 1230 photographs 900 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL15 EN-EL15
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs) Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots) Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Storage slots Dual Dual
Cost at release $2,000 $2,999