Mozim Posted March 18, 2015 Share Posted March 18, 2015 Hey!I'm looking to upgrade my current camera, a Panasonic GH3 that has delivered some very good results. I was very close to buying a Samsung NX1, in fact I still am, but something tells me that I should get a D750 instead. I know that these cameras aren't exactly comparable. I shoot a lot of sports events (downhill mountain biking) which is quite demanding. I have no control over the lighting whatsoever, it's either rainy or very dusty, I only have one chance to get the shot, shooting in forests in bright daylight is tough in terms of dynamic range etc. What I like about the GH3 is the fantastic resolution, in fact I doubt I'd need an even higher resolution anytime soon. It also has a very fast sensor readout and it gives very sharp, detailed results in 60p. What I dislike about it is the colours I get from the camera; greens and neon colours look off and it's hard to fix them in post. I will most definitely keep the GH3 as a B-Cam though. I've considered the NX1 because of the 4K, the supposedly good colours, nice highlight rolloff, 120fps mode and high frame rates when shooting stills. I'm hesitant to buy it though because there also seems to be a drawback to each of the pros... 4K suffers badly from rolling shutter, dynamic range is fairly limited, 120fps doesn't record sound plus I'm not willing to invest into native Samsung lenses. What I like about the D750... great colours, dynamic range seems to be very good, resolution is supposed to be very good, it offers 60p plus it's one hell of a good stills camera. I shoot 80% video and 20% stills but I'd love to have a camera that is capable of shooting pro-quality stills. I also like the way it feels in my hands, it seemed very solid and laid out very well. I don't really care about an EVF, I'd rather use an LCD Viewfinder attached to the back of the screen, so not having an EVF is no drawback in my opinion. I also don't need full frame for video, although I suppose it would be nice to have. For stills though, full frame would be absolutely fantastic. Additionally, it shouldn't be difficult to sell the D750 in a year or so whereas other cameras lose their value much quicker (Sony, Samsung, Panasonic). As far as lenses go, I have a couple of Canon lenses (APS-C mainly) and a couple of MFT lenses. I will pick up a Nikon 80-200 2.8 AF-D soon as well as some fast primes. Regardless of which body I'll purchase, I'll buy all my lenses in Nikon mount so that isn't a concern at all. So... am I stupid to consider the D750 or should I go and get one? I'm looking forward to hearing your input!Thanks a ton in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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