If you're upgrading from an APS-C DSLR with a kit lens, or this is your first and you want a complete shooting camera right off the bat, Nikon might have the bundle for you. They've just introduced the D750 DSLR Filmmaker's Kit, which contains the full-frame camera as well as three lenses, an Atomos Ninja 2 external recorder, variable ND filters, and more. This kit also saves you a little over $800 if you bought everything separately, so there's more to it than just saving you time and energy from getting these items separately.

Here's everything included in the bundle, which comes in its own special case:

  • Nikon D750 Full-Frame DSLR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens
  • Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder
  • ME-1 Stereo Microphone
  • Tiffen 58mm Variable ND Filter
  • Tiffen 67mm Variable ND Filter
  • HC-E1 18" HDMI Cable
  • Two Spare EN-EL15 Li-Ion Batteries
  • Availability: February 2015
  • Price: $4,000

Nikon D750 DSLR Filmmakers Kit

You'll still need a few more accessories, like SD cards for the camera and hard drives if you want to record from the Atomos, but it's not a bad kit if you were already looking at Nikon cameras and want something that's basically ready for you to shoot.

Here was Nikon's launch video with the D750:

As for the D750, if you're unfamiliar, here are the specs on that:

  • 24.3MP Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 1,229k-Dot RGBW Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX II 51-Point AF Sensor
  • Photo ISO: 100 - 12800 (Extended Mode: 50 - 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60fps
  • 1280 x 720: 24, 25, 30, 50, 60fps
  • Video Clip Length: 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps: 29 min. 59 seconds
  • Video ISO: 200 - 12800
  • Dual SD Card Slot
  • Continuous Autofocus During Video
  • Continuous Image Shooting Up to 6.5 fps
  • 91k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Time Lapse Shooting & Exposure Smoothing
  • 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
  • Uncompressed HDMI 8-bit 4:2:2

Nikon D810A DSLR Front No Lens

Nikon also introduced a camera specifically for astrophotography, the D810A. While you might be wondering why we'd talk about a camera aimed at still shooters, there are plenty of time lapsers who could make some sweet videos with this new model. Here are the specs on this, which are mostly the same as the previous D810 except for the addition of some photo-specific features, like a special filter that lets H-Alpha Wavelengths through:

  • Optimized for Astrophotography
  • IR-Cut Filter Passes H-Alpha Wavelength
  • 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps
  • Photo ISO: 200-12800 (High Sensitivity Mode: 32-51200)
  • Video ISO: 64 - 12800, Expandable to 51200
  • 5 fps Shooting
  • Shutter: 1/8000 to 15 minutes (and Bulb)
  • Virtual Live View Exposure Preview
  • 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 3.0
  • Availability: May 2015
  • Price: $3,800

It's not cheap but if this is something you enjoy doing or need for shooting at night, this is the only full-frame DSLR that comes from the factory with these specific features specifically for astrophotography.

Nikon D750 Filmmaker's Kit

NIkon D810A