Last week, we started here some rumours about the Nikon D750 finally seeing a refresh. As the oldest DSLR in Nikon’s current lineup (except for the Df – does that count?) it’s certainly due for one. A few specs were mentioned last week, but now an updated set has been released with a little bit more info. It looks like it’s shaping up to essentially be a DSLR version of the Z6.
DSLR vs mirrorless debate aside, the Nikon D750 is a fantastic camera for what it costs (especially now). It’s been one of their most popular models of DSLR since its initial launch, and I still see people buying them regularly today. But the D750 is getting a little long in the tooth now.
The Nikon D750 was announced in 2014, and I was already hearing rumours of a replacement model as early as 2016 at Photokina. In the three years since then, it’s been pretty much radio silence when it came to a D750 replacement, but now Nikon Rumors has posted a list of possible specs, with a release date set for some time in 2020.
Nikon D760 rumours first started popping up around the time of Photokina 2016. We’d heard a few of them ourselves while at the show, along with early rumours of the D850. We were all a little disappointed when they only announced their now defunct KeyMission cameras. Then we heard nothing more until April when the D760 rumours started again. After that, radio silence once again.
Now, though, Nikon Rumors is hearing new word that the Nikon D750 is on its way, and that its replacement (presumably called the D760) will be announced at some point during the first half of 2019. They say we can also kiss goodbye to the Nikon D610.
Nikon’s D7x00 line of DSLRs was last updated only two years ago in March 2015 with the release of the D7200. Now, though, it looks like they’re getting ready to replace it sooner than anybody expected. Perhaps it’s the demand for 4K in a body that costs less than the D500. Maybe it’s some other reason. But whatever it is, Nokishita say it’s being announced “soon (probably next week)”.
It’s been suggested by Nikon Rumors that the announcement will be made on April 11th or 12th. Originally expected to be called the D7300, it seems it will become the D7500. Rumoured specs include the same 20MP sensor as the D500, 4K video, 51 point AF with 8fps and tilt screen.