digitaldingus Review

from Nikon

Menu Options & User Settings

September, 2015

The D750 Menu

The Nikon D750 has a lot of menu options, and this page will provide a breakdown for all of those options. References to the D750 menu will be given quite often, so looking at the menu tree diagrams below should help you set the camera with more efficiency as well as understanding what the consequences of those settings will do. For your convenience and to alleviate an extremely long website page, click on [+] to toggle/expand the menu.

Playback Menu

While this is the first menu you'll will not need to be looked at too much until after you've gone over the other menus and their settings. The PPM is more general than the other menus, but I would still look it over and keep in mind a few things. Your Playback display options is a good place to start. Just what exactly do you want shown on your images when you review them via the D750's display? Personally, I prefer to check the shooting data [x] and overview [x] options. You can see virtually all your information of the image without the need to open them up in your image editor. Try it. If this is too much information right now, just select shooting data [x], so you will at least see the settings of your image you just took and adjust those settings from there.

  • Playback Menu
  • Photo Shooting Menu

    This is the second part of the D750 menu, and there are some key settings which you should set before you start shooting images. To begin, you should have BOTH memory card slots occupied with the same memory capacity (as suggested in the introduction of the D750 review). What we're doing here, is getting our workflow set so there is no issue with one card having a higher/lower capacity than the other if we decide to use one memory card for an exact copy of the other.

    Since the menu above was more general, you might be thinking the PSM will gently walk you into various options. Well, you're pretty much tossed into the pool of image settings. There are a lot of options below, and many really do not need to be changed at this point. Certainly do take a look at them, however and I'll briefly go over the major settings you would want to change.

    Adobe RGB or sRGB?

    This is the first question you'll probably ask yourself and if you're still wondering which colorspace to use, I'd set it to sRGB. Why? First, you'll need a monitor that supports viewing Adobe RGB colors. Second, you'll have to ask yourself, how many times do you want to be converting files to the sRGB colorspace, because this is the colorspace most people use...even when they print. If you think your image hoster uses Adobe RGB, you better ask. Because most photo hosting providers (PHPs) know 99% of their images they host are...compressed. Most monitors are sRGB-ready anyway (not Adobe RGB because you're dealing with a higher quality of display screen for a specific purpose).

    In the very rare case where you will know for a fact your printing will be using Adobe RGB, then by all means, set it right now. But for those exceptional cases, you're better off just remembering to change your sRGB colorspace to Adobe RGB for that particular moment or event.

  • Photo Shooting Menu
  • Movie Shooting Menu

    I really do not commit myself to shooting video with the D750. I've done it a few times, and the video looked rather good. However, I'm still one of those guys who will go out and buy a separate video camera if I want video, and use a camera if I want to shoot images. It's really too bad Nikon doesn't compete with Canon with video cameras, as I would probably have a nice portable videocam in my camera bag.

  • Movie Shooting Menu
  • Custom Setting Menu

    If you're a little nauseous from the menus above, better go to the store and buy a few bottles of Pepto (or maybe a nice bottle of whiskey...). The CSM will be where you'll do more of your in-depth analysis of your particular style of shooting, and how you will want your use of the D750 to perform (as well as images to appear). Remember, there is a lot of information to go over in this section, so I wouldn't be concerned with learning everything the same day you get your D750.

    CSM: The Heart Of Your D750

    The CSM is divided into 7 sections which cover the seven major aspects of the D750. Below, I've devised each section so you can toggle each one to display the entire contents, and hide the others so you won't get overwhelmed. In addition, I've color-coded the sections to match the colors you will see on the D750's CSM.

  • Custom Setting Menu
  • Setup Menu

    The Setup Menu is probably the place you should get to know the moment you have your freshly-charged EN-EL15 inserted into your camera. Options here, have a wide range, such as formatting a particular slot, virtual horizon (let's you know if your camera is level or not — very convenient!), image sensor cleanings and dust-off features, battery info, image rotation, HDMI output resolution, Wi-Fi, and more. And probably one of the more important features here, is the saving of your settings to either U1 or U2. Read up on this. You can have two distinct shooting preferences saved. Would have liked at least four, and I'm pretty sure this can simply be a firmware update via Nikon.

  • Setup Menu
  • Retouch Menu

    The Retouch Menu has a large collection of settings for doing in-camera retouching of images. This will be up to you to determine whether you need it, as many photographers use their preferred image editor. However, if for some reason there is not a capable laptop around and you only have your DSLR hooked up to a printer, these settings can help immensely. One of my favorites is in-camera NEF (RAW) conversion and processing of files which allow for several in-camera selections.

  • Retouch Menu
  • My Menu

    Finally, we get to the last menu. Here is where you can select most of the items from other menus, and create your own custom menu. This is very helpful for particular settings which can take a long time to set due to them being deeply rooted inside multiple menu options.

  • My Menu
  • So Many Menus...Pace Yourself

    If you actually managed to read through all the menus and options on this page, I congratulate you. I'm finding it's a lot easier to view options here than even using the official manual, as I can just quickly open or close a section quickly and view the contents. Flipping through several hundred pages from the Nikon D750 manual isn't as quick as I would have thought, which is one of the reasons I created this page.


Nikon D750 DSLR

From: Nikon
Released: September 11, 2014
Imager Type: CMOS
Imager Size: 35.9 x 24.0 mm
Total Imager Resolution: 24.93 Megapixels
Effective Imager Resolution: 24.30 Megapixels
Image Size (max): 6,016 x 4,016 px
FPS: 6.5
ASM: Multi-CAM 3500 II
AF Points (max): 51
Metering: 91,000 pixel RGB sensor
ISO: 100-12800 (ISO 50-51200 via custom)
Connectivity: USB 2.0
MSRP: $3599.95 (with 24-120mm Lens)
Current Price: Check Price

Nikon D750 Rating

Highly Recommended Plus

Image Quality
Video Quality
Learning Curve

Buy The Nikon D750

Body Only | with 24-120mm Lens

Recommended For The D750

Adverts & Promotions

Buy Memory For Your D750