The D750 is Nikon’s solid, reliable, entry-level full-frame DSLR, but at almost five years old, it’s due for an update. The D760 is slated for release early next year, but what specifications should we expect when Nikon's Z series of mirrorless cameras is getting all of the attention and the D850 has set the bar so high?
In terms of trustworthiness, few could argue with the performance of the Nikon D750 since its release in 2014. With excellent low-light performance and impressive autofocus, it remained a great choice from those stepping up from APS-C or for those who wanted to shoot full-frame but couldn’t always bring themselves to haul around the enormous D5.
Nikon’s product line might not be as crowded as that of Canon, but squeezing in another DSLR might be tricky given that many of those upgrading from the D750 might already have opted for the D850. Of course, the D760 will be about a grand cheaper, but then there’s the risk that the specifications of an updated camera might undermine the more “pro” alternative.
So, what can we expect? Nikon Rumors is suggesting a tweak to the button layout to bring it into line with the D500 and D810 and a boost to the number of autofocus points. We will undoubtedly see an increase from the D750’s 51 focus points (of which 15 were cross type) but without challenging the 153 (99 cross type) offered by the D850 — perhaps around 65 to 70. And will Nikon be sticking with the tilting screen, or will we see a significant upgrade? The D750 was the first full-frame Nikon to articulate, so will the D760 be the first to flip out?
In keeping with the impressive video capabilities offered by the Z 6 and Z 7, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect Nikon to offer some serious improvements in video performance too, and a flip-out screen could make the D760 even more appealing for hybrid shooters.
What are your thoughts? Are you a D750 owner looking to upgrade? What are you hoping for? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below.