Nikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera, So Far, Reviews, Specs, Deals and updates
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- Max-Contact Technology and 2.7 slot width provide 2x the surface area than the previous generation heatsink, allowing for more efficient thermal transfer.
- Axial-Tech Fans increases airflow through the heatsink and boasts IP5X dust-resistance.
- AURA Sync RGB lighting is capable of six lighting effects and millions of colors to allow you to express your style
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When Nikon introduced the D800 and D800E, it set a new benchmark for DSLR image quality and super high-resolution photography that approached medium format. Now, five years later, Nikon proudly introduces the next evolution in high resolution DSLRs, a camera that allows photographers to capture fast action in 45.7 megapixels of brilliant resolution. With remarkable advancements across the board—sensor design, autofocus, dynamic range, sensitivity, Speedlight control, battery life, shutter and mirror drive mechanisms, Silent Photography in Live-View mode, focus shift capability and more—this is quite possibly the most impressive, well-rounded DSLR yet.
At the heart of the D850 is a back-side illuminated (BSI) FX-format full-frame CMOS image sensor with 45.7 megapixels and no optical low-pass filter. A marvel of ingenuity, it achieves extraordinary image quality, enhanced light gathering efficiency, faster data readout and truer color with virtually no risk of moiré.
EXPEED 5 quickly processes all 45.7 megapixels of data for lower noise, wider dynamic range, subtle tonal and textural details, high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 9 fps1 and full-frame 4K UHD movie recording.
The lower the ISO, the greater the dynamic range. Like the D810 before it, the D850 has the lowest base ISO of any DSLR or mirrorless camera2—ISO 64 (expandable down to ISO 32).
With a continuous shooting speed of 7 fps or 9 fps using the optional MB-D18 battery pack with EN-EL 18b/a Lithium-ion Battery, the D850 can capture those perfect moments in action from a bride walking down the aisle to gravity-defying sports shots at it’s full 45.7 MP resolution.
Create jaw-dropping 4K time-lapse movies right in-camera or exquisitely-detailed 8K time-lapse sequences of up to 9,999 full-size stills using D850’s Interval Timer Mode.
When audio levels rise unexpectedly, D850’s sound attenuator automatically reduces the microphone sensitivity to prevent distortion and maintain smooth recording with clear sound.
Confirm your manual focus with Focus Peaking4. Select high, medium or low sensitivity and red, yellow, blue or white highlights.
Avoid overly bright or blown-out highlights in your videos with D850’s three selectable Zebra Stripes highlight detection patterns.
When you’ve got a deadline, transfer speed can make all the difference. Transfer images and movie files to a PC or FTP server via wired LAN/wireless LAN using the optional WT-7 Wireless Transmitter.
Up to 7 fps; use the MB-D18 Multi Battery Power Pack with the EN-EL 18b/a Lithium-ion Battery and shoot full resolution up to 9 fps.
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|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Camera Format||Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)|
|Pixels||Actual: 46.89 Megapixel
Effective: 45.7 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||45.4 MP: 8256 x 5504|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 4:5|
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 35.9 x 23.9 mm|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: MOV, MP4,
Audio: AAC, Linear PCM (Stereo)
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||XQD
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual Focus|
|Focus Mode||Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 153 (99 Cross-Type)|
|Viewfinder Eye Point||17.00 mm|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.75x|
|Diopter Adjustment||-3 to +1 m|
|Display Screen||3.2" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (2,359,000)|
|Diagonal Angle of View||170.0°|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 64 to 25600 (Extended Mode:Auto, 32 to 102400)|
|Shutter||30 to 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode|
|Remote Control||MC-30A/MC-36A, ML-3, WR-R10/WR-A10, WR-1 (Optional)|
|Metering Method||3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV -3.0 to EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV Steps)
|Buffer/Continuous Shooting||Up to 7 fps at 45.7 MP for up to 51 Frames in Raw Format|
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Fine, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Neutral White, Preset Manual, Shade|
|Flash Modes||First-Curtain Sync
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 250 Second|
|Flash Compensation||-3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||iTTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, PC Terminal|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
|Video Format||3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (H.264)
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps
|Exposure Control||Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO|
|Max Video Clip Length||3840 x 2160 at 30 fps: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
|Self Timer||20 Seconds|
|Connectivity||1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), Nikon 10-Pin, X-Sync Socket, USB 3.0 Micro-B|
|Battery||1 x EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack|
|AC Power Adapter||EH-5c/EH-5b (Not Included)|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||0 to 85%|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1" / 146.0 x 124.0 x 78.5 mm|
|Weight||2.01 lb / 915 g|
|Package Weight||4.4 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.6 x 6.4 x 5.8"|