Our ex­clu­sive in­sight into the Nikon D850

Nikon lifts the lid on the model that could change our ideas about pro cam­eras

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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…

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