Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Lovin' Nikon D750 @ High ISO

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 5000, ƒ/5, 1/250
I have been looking through my photos from the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference shot on my Nikon D750. I was really surprised at the quality of the images.

The EXPEED 4 Image-Processing Engine and 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor is a major jump over my Nikon D4.

Years ago when ADOBE improved the main processing software engine for PhotoShop you could go back to older files and get better results due to the software improvements.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 12800, ƒ/8, 1/40
I think this is what happened with the new Nikon processor and new sensor. While at first I thought the images were sharper and cleaner due to the 24 MP versus the 16 MP, I think it has more to do with the chip quality for dynamic range and the new processor combination.

The pixels are spaced at a pitch of 7.3 microns on the Nikon D4 and 5.97 microns on the Nikon D750. This spacing improves clarity and definition. Rich and smooth tonal gradations. Dramatic character and texture.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 8000, ƒ/5.6, 1/30
Size Matters

One thing that I think is important is to look at the photos the size you would be using them–not zoomed in to 1:1.

So when I compare the images as they will most likely be used then there is a big notice of quality with the Nikon D750. When you go to 1:1 there is still an advantage.

I recommend looking at images the sizes you normally will use for comparison. Zooming in to a 1:1 will have you cropped really tight comparing a 24 MP to a 16 MP.

If you are comparing Nikon cameras unless you need 11 fps or 36 MP buy the Nikon D750.

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