The $360 question: Is Nikon's newest 35mm SLR worth the bump up from the N65?
How does the N75 stack up against competition?
Canon Rebel Ti ($310, street):
About 50 bucks cheaper, with excellent handling and autofocus, and an upgrade to a stainless-steel lensmount, the Rebel Ti should prove a tough competitor to the N75. Higher framing rate, plus faster and more sensitive AF, although we found the AF-point indications baffling at times. Lacks spotmeter; N75's metering range and flash capability are comparable.
Minolta Maxxum 5 ($260, street):
The bargain of the bunch with 28-80mm zoom, the Maxxum 5 is also very tough competition, with AF about equal in sophistication to the Rebel Ti's, plus 3 fps motor rate, faster top shutter speed, and more custom functions than the N75. Has flash-OK indication and spotmeter, but no diopter adjustment. Nikon wins on handling convenience, wider lens selection.
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