I AM THE DIFFERENCE MAKER

I am the difference maker. I am the new Nikon D850.

Overview

Features List

45.7MP new FX-format BSI CMOS sensor
7fps up to 9fps continuous shooting
Class leading 0.75x large optical viewfinder
Powerful 153-point AF system
ISO range of 64 to 25600
Full-frame 4K UHD video
Silent mode shooting
Tilting 3.2” LCD with touch-screen

The search for uncompromising photography and videography performance is over. The Nikon D850 sets remarkable standards of quality with an impressive 45.7 effective megapixels that allows it to capture the most awe-inspiring images and produce phenomenal 8K UHD time-lapse movies. Create epic film masterpieces in full-frame 4K UHD with NIKKOR wide-angle lenses, or prolong exquisite moments with its 120p/100p Full HD slow-motion recording. It also boasts enhanced superior agility to keep up with the demands of the modern photographer, such as continuous shooting functions at speeds approximately 7fps or 9fps1, superior 153-point autofocus system, and a revolutionary shutter and mirror drive mechanism that improve the stability of the composition and silent interval timer shooting. No matter your subject or interest, you will always be inspired to bring out your best with the game-changing Nikon D850.

All you need to craft a timeless image

Meet the camera that has perfected extraordinary image clarity with its stunning 45.7 effective megapixels, giving you superior enhanced resolution that is impeccably suited to professional large-format poster or canvas print. An ISO range of 64 to 25600 also allows increased sensitivity and versatility.

Nikon DSLR D850

Direct stunning content

As a first for Nikon DSLR cameras, full-frame 4K UHD and Full HD footage can be filmed in both Nikon FX-based and DX-based formats. Record even more detail in either the 35mm DX-format for greater reach, or the large FX-format for shallower depth of field and a captivating bokeh effect. Time-lapse and slow-motion shooting go beyond 8K UHD with silent interval timer shooting at 45 megapixels and 4x (shot at 120/100p, recorded at 30/25p) or 5x (shot at 120p, recorded at 24p) slow-motion footage.2

Nikon DSLR D850

Power and speed at your fingertips

Harness 7fps or 9fps1 (approx) high-speed continuous shooting to your advantage and capture precise moments of action. Enhance your abilities with the superior 153-point autofocus (AF) system and an exclusive AF engine that utilises parallel processing with a sequence control microcomputer so you get high performance autofocusing even on demanding shoots. The optical viewfinder boasts 0.75x magnification (approx) – the largest in Nikon DSLR camera history.

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Bring out the true colours of every shot

The natural light auto function provides a more accurate white balance while outdoors, creating more vibrant colours that stand out with every image. The camera also offers reliable remote flash shooting using Nikon SB-50003 via radio-control.

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Maintain your stability even under pressure

From museums to theatres, you will be artfully assisted by the camera’s 45-megapixel silent photography for completely noiseless shutter release. The 6 fps4 (approx) continuous silent shooting boosts your ability to capture that key shot during sound-sensitive situations with animals or athletes. Additionally, innovative new shutter and mirror drive mechanisms act in tandem to reduce vibration during shutter release, increasing image sharpness.

Nikon DSLR D850

Engineered for efficiency

Featuring a tilting 3.2-inch, 2359k-dot touch-screen LCD monitor, the Nikon D850 enables smoother operation through a wider range of touch operations – facilitating easier confirmation for composition and images. The ‘focus shift’ function automatically adjusts the focus position from starting point to infinity making it ideal for focus stacking5. Edit on-the-go with the ability of batch processing RAW files directly within the camera.

Never let your memories fade away

Turn your negatives into digital keepsakes with the camera’s unique negative digitizer function. In a few simple steps, you can use basic equipment6 to convert your negative film, either colour or monochrome, to 45-megapixel digital photos. The D850 can also be connected to your TV via HDMI for easier image selection, viewing, and enjoyment of your newly converted photographs.

Nikon DSLR D850

Professional Digital SLR of the Year: Nikon D850

Camera Magazine Australia Imaging Awards 2018 logo

 

The Nikon D850 is a proud recipient of the Professional Digital SLR of the Year Award.

Awarded by Camera Magazine Australia Imaging Awards 2018, sponsored by Camera House.

1 When using MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery pack with EN-EL 18b/EN-EL 18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.
2 Only available with DX-based movie format, AF area mode: [Normal] or [Wide], without sound.
3 WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller and WR-A10 Adapter are required.
4 With AF fixed.
5 With third party software.
6 Nikon ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter (optional), a NIKKOR micro lens, and the Nikon D850.

Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount, (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon FX format
Image sensor format FX
Image sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Total pixels 46.89 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Effective pixels 45.7 million
Image size (pixels) FX (36×24) image area (L) 8256 x 5504 ( 45.4 million) (M) 6192 x 4128 ( 25.5 million) (S) 4128 x 2752 ( 11.3 million) 1.2x (30×20) image area (L) 6880 x 4584 ( 31.5 million) (M) 5152 x 3432 ( 17.6 million) (S) 3440 x 2288 ( 7.8 million) DX (24×16) image area (L) 5408 x 3600 ( 19.4 million) (M) 4048 x 2696 ( 10.9 million) (S) 2704 x 1800 ( 4.8 million) 5 : 4 (30×24) image area (L) 6880 x 5504 ( 37.8 million) (M) 5152 x 4120 ( 21.2 million) (S) 3440 x 2752 ( 9.4 million) 1 : 1 (24×24) image area (L) 5504 x 5504 ( 30.2 million) (M) 4128 x 4128 ( 17.0 million) (S) 2752 x 2752 ( 7.5 million) FX-format photographs taken during movie recording (L) 8256 x 4640 ( 38.3 million) (M) 6192 x 3480 ( 21.5 million) (S) 4128 x 2320 ( 9.5 million) DX-format photographs taken during movie recording (L) 5408 x 3040 ( 16.4 million) (M) 4048 x 2272 ( 9.1 million) (S) 2704 x 1520 ( 4.1 million)
File format NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression) TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat ; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media

XQD, SD, SDHC (UHS-II compliant), SDXC (UHS-II compliant)

Card slot 1 XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical 1.2x (30×20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical 5:4 (30×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical 1:1 (24×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.75 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m(*1))
Eyepoint 17 mm (–1.0 m(*1); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 to +1 m(*1)
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Yes Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection).
Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release, and mirror up release modes
Speed 1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed X= 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Modes S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Approximate frame advance rate Up to 9 fps With an EN-EL18b battery inserted in an MB-D18 battery pack CL: 1 to 8 fps CH: 9 fps QC: 3 fps Other power sources CL: 1 to 6 fps CH: 7 fps QC: 3 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Metering system TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels
Metering mode Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: –3 to +20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling CPU, AI
Mode Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation –5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Autofocus system Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Detection range –4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C) ; predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point 153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection
AF-area mode Single-point AF, 9-, 25-, 72-, or 153- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Mode Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation –3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF, unified flash control
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance Auto (3 types), natural light auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), all with fine-tuning.
Bracketing types Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
Modes Photo live view, Movie live view
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, pinpoint AF, Subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Metering system TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering mode Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p 1920 x 1080 (slow-mo); 30p x4, 25p x4, 24p x5 Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160 (when quality is fixed at “high”) and 1920 x 1080 slow-mo (when quality is fixed at “normal”)
File format MOV, MP4
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM, AAC
Audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Other options Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
Monitor size 8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal
Monitor type Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control
Monitor resolution Approx. 2359 k-dot (XGA)
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, and auto image rotation
USB connector SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector Type C HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords, ML-3 modulite remote control sets, WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controllers, or GP-1/GP-1A GPS units
Wi-Fi Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g Operating frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11) Maximum output power: 8.5 dBm (EIRP) Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1; Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz, Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Range (line of sight) Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One EN-EL15a rechargeable Li-ion battery
Battery pack Optional MB-D18 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18b Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15a Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18b batteries.
AC adapter EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 146 x 124 x 78.5 mm ( 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.1 in.)
Weight Approx. 1005 g ( 2 lb. 3.5 oz. ) with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap; approx. 915 g/2 lb. 0.3 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BF-1B body cap, EN-EL15a rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-25a battery charger (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), HDMI/USB cable clip, UC-E22 USB cable, AN-DC18 strap

1. Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines. All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery. Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.

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Reviews

Luke Austin, award-winning landscape and nature photographer.

 

“I really enjoyed getting to test out the impressive features and capabilities of the D850, aswell as the resolving power of the 45.8MP sensor. The features and increased capabilities that really stood out for me were the focus shift function, tilt touch-screen LCD monitor, silent photography mode and higher ISO performance. It’s great to see that Nikon didn’t just stop at an increase in resolution. The innovative design provides countless capture opportunities and creative possibilities, making the whole photography process even more enjoyable. All of the added features were clearly designed with the landscape photographer in mind.

The tilting touch-screen LCD monitor allowed me to photograph unique compositions from vantage points that would usually be far too awkward to compose accurately. Situations such as coastal and rainforest scenes that required getting down extremely low or photographing the night sky with the camera pointed directly upward are just a couple of examples where I found the tilt invaluable.

Silent photography mode has a number of benefits but for me, it really shines when used with longer focal lengths as there are no moving parts within the camera when taking a shot. The resulting image is extremely sharp as all in-camera vibration is prevented.

It’s great to see the focus shift function incorporated into the D850 as it really speeds up my shooting process. Focus stacking becomes necessary in many situations where there is great depth and detail to a scene, however capturing the series of stacked images manually becomes a very time consuming and laborious task. The functionality of the focus shift function within the D850 makes the process simple and is extremely fast and accurate.

The higher ISO capability of the D850 not only allows me to photograph the night sky and attain really clean files but I’m also confident to up the ISO when shooting landscapes in windy conditions, ensuring my shutter speed is fast enough to freeze any unwanted movement within the image.”

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