Our exclusive insight into the Nikon D850
Nikon lifts the lid on the model that could change our ideas about pro cameras
As we write this special report, the details of the new Nikon D850 are still shrouded in secrecy. But Nikon has released a few little ‘teasers’ and, from what we know of Nikon’s past strategy, current technologies and stated aims for the D850, we’ve put together what we think could prove a pretty accurate picture of Nikon’s latest camera.
While this issue is still on sale, however, the true facts about the Nikon D850 are likely to become known, and you can see whether or not we got our facts right. We’re making a dozen key predictions so you can give us marks out of 12!
If we’re right, this could be the biggest Nikon camera for a decade. Five years ago, Nikon launched the D800, a camera with the highest resolution yet seen in a full-frame DSLR. But in terms of its impact, the D850 may have more in common with the D3, launched ten years ago. The D3 changed the whole DSLR landscape overnight, combining a high-resolution sensor (for the day) with a high-speed continuous shooting mode at a time when you could either have one or the other, but not both.
The D3 turned the camera world on its head, and we think the new D850 is about to do the same thing all over again…