Finally, Nikon D850 is the complete full frame high-end professional DSLR. The Nikon D850 has the perfect high-resolution and fast shooting speeds. Also, It has the best low-light sensitivity. You can pre-order the camera for $3,300 on Nikon website only if you are interested into D850. Let’s check out the Nikon D850 Review Preview!
The camera has the Nikon’s EXPEED 5 image processing engine. It also offers 45.7 megapixels of resolutions for stills, and it can shoot 4K ultra high definition video as well. It whoops the 8K time-lapse system in built. The ISO range is 64-25600 which is expandable to 32-102400.
Nikon D850 Autofocus & Build Quality:
|Camera type:||Pro DSLR|
|Date announced:||24th August 2017|
|Price at launch:||3499.99/$3,296.95 Body only|
|Sensor size:||Full-frame (35.9 x 23.9mm)|
|Effective pixel count:||45.7 million|
|Sensitivity range:||ISO 64-25.600 expandable to ISO 32-102.400 for stills and video|
|Reflex AF system:||153-point with 99 cross-type|
|Live View AF System:||Contrast detection|
|Max shooting rate:||7fps as standard, 9fps with optional MB-D18 multi-power battery pack (with EN-EL18B battery)|
|Max video resolution:||4K/UHD (3,840 x 2160) video at 30, 25 or 24p with no cropping|
|Storage:||SD UHS-II and XQD|
|Viewfinder:||Optical with pentaprism 100% coverage and 0.75 magnification|
|Screen:||Tilting, touch-sensitive 3.2-inch TFT LCD with 2,359,000 dots|
|Dimensions:||146×124×78.5mm / 5.8×4.9×3.1inches|
|Weight:||1,005g / 2lb 3.5oz with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap;
915g /2lb 0.3oz camera body only
The D850 uses the same system that is found in the flagship D5. It is a 153-point, Multi-Cam 20K AutoFocus system that uses 99 cross-type sensors from which 15 of them are sensitive to f/8.
The LCD screen tilts upwards and downwards. You can capture landscapes so quickly now with big pixel count and much of dynamic range.
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This Nikon D850 is the best combination of D810 and D500 as for high-resolution and fast processing. You don’t need to carry two different cameras for the specific type photographs. As this will be the best choice for any pro photographer, but it is slightly pricey for the segments as per users. However, if you don’t care for money, it is the best all-around camera for you. We will be updating the complete Nikon D850 Review soon, keep your eyes here.
Nikon D850 Comparision:
Nikon is one of the finest brands which focus on high-resolution dynamic range photography. Canon has Mark IV and 6D Mark II as the high-end models. As, D850 includes the full-frame sensor, tilt up and down screen also the new autofocus system speed it is now the best all rounder in the market with some highly rated features.
Also, the addition of 4K video completes this camera and makes better than Canon Mark IV regarding videography. What else do you need from your $3400 camera?
It captures 4K video at 30/25/24p with the entire sensor surface. Also, it captures the slow-motion up to 120p in Full HD. You can record the 8K timelapse with the help of built-in intervalometer. The LCD supports touch AF in live view with the silent photography. Do you know you can shoot 6fps at full resolution without the shutter noise? The Nikon D850 has the ability to capture twice RAW shots than D810. Because if the fast XQD card in the first slot while the second SD slot is there for backup.
Today, everyone is worried about videography with the photo shots. But the only negative thing about these high-end cameras is they do not include the dual-pixel auto focus system into the game. Canon is on number second regarding focusing while recordings. They only focus on the manual focusing instead of auto focus system. But the D850 is the worthy competitor of the Canon’s 5D Mark IV.
Nikon D850 Review – Performance
You can get approximate 1,800 shots and about 51 RAW shots with an average battery. With the 7 and 9 fps, it is a perfect versatile gear for every mode. With MB-D18 battery grip on the bottom with a large EN-EL18B allows D850 to go with 9fps. Which is a very impressive feature about the camera.
The Nikon D850 features three types of auto white balance modes:
- Auto 0 should faithfully render whites under any light conditions.
- Auto 1 maintains a balance of the original object colour and ambient lighting.
- Auto 2 renders colour with a natural sense of warmth with retaining the colour of incandescent lighting.
Nikon D850 Review – Key features
- 45.7MP full-frame sensor.
- Back-illuminated construction.
- ISO 64-25,600 sensitivity.
- 153-point autofocus system.
- 99 cross-type points.
- 7fps burst shooting (9fps with optional grip).
- 1x SD card slot, 1x XQD card slot.
- 3.2-inch, 2,360k-dot tilt-angle LCD with touch screen control.
- 100% viewfinder field-of-view; 0.75x mag.
- 4K video capture (8K time-lapse).
- Weather-sealed body.
Nikon D850 Review – Conclusion
Because of its combination of high pixel count and fast shooting rate along with a wide sensitivity range, it becomes all rounder. D850 makes it easy to carry the fast speed and high pixels. It’s the combo of D810 and D500.
For now, the D850 looks like it could be the complete DSLR till now. As per features, it is supposed to be the complete all arounder full frame camera. 4K video support makes it heavier in terms of filming side. It is difficult to carry two specific cameras for two different things. D850 makes it easier and ease of use.