Nikon D750 replacement may be announced as soon as next week
Rumours of a Nikon D750 replacement, which won’t be called the D760, but either the D770, D780 or D790 (the current favourite seems to be D780), have been around for a few weeks now, and the camera itself may be officially announced as early as next week, a report suggests.
Nikon Rumours believes we might hear an official announcement and say they have an unconfirmed date for January 7th, 2020. That would be the start of CES. It might be unusual for Nikon to announce a camera at a general consumer electronic show rather than one specific to photography like CP+ or Photokina, but it wouldn’t be unheard of – especially as Nikon isn’t going to Photokina.
There are no solid confirmed specs for the D780 yet (again, name not confirmed, but we’ll run with it for now), but here are the rumours that have been floating around until now.
- 24-megapixel BSI sensor (improved over the D750)
- Significantly improved processor over the D750
- Higher FPS continuous RAW shooting
- 4K UHD video at 24-30fps, 1080p at 24-120fps
- 3.2″ 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD
- Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
- No built-in popup flash
- Better high ISO performance – “better than the D850”
- Dual UHS-II SD card slots
- Between 51-153 AF points (possibly 105)
- A Z-series-like updated interface
- Slightly smaller and lighter than the current D750
- Nikon EN-EL15b battery (the same used in just about every other Nikon except the D5)
- To be released in 2020 (possibly as early as Jan/Feb for CP+, although not confirmed).
Updates to these rumours now suggest that the camera will have two autofocus systems, each utilised in different modes of operation. When using the optical viewfinder in a more traditional DSLR operation, it’ll use Nikon’s 51-point AF system seen in other DSLRs. When in live view mode, however, it will see the same 273 autofocus points found in the Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.
The new information suggests that not only will the regular AF system have the same 51-points we’ve seen in other Nikon DSLRs, but it’ll be exactly the same AF module and whole AF system. It will just see some EV sensibility improvements. As to exactly how effective the AF system will be in live view mode vs that of the Z6 (which is essentially always in live view mode) is unclear and will likely remain unclear until the camera is not only announced but also released and in the hands of users.
One possible disappointment, which I hope turns out to be wrong, is that the D780 will not have pins on the bottom that allow for communication with a vertical grip. The Nikon D750 has the MB-D16 vertical grip, so for its replacement to not even offer that option might instantly discount it for many photographers.
Maybe we’ll know for sure, one way or the other, a week from now at CES.
What do you want to see in the Nikon D750 replacement?
[via Nikon Rumors]
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.