NIKON

Fol­low­ing a tsunami of spec­u­la­tion all across the net, Nikon has for­mally an­nounced its lat­est full cin­e­matic ex­pe­ri­ence — the D850

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Sen­sor............................................... Full frame Res­o­lu­tion........................................... 45.7MP ISO.............. 64–25,600 (32–102,400 exp.) Shut­ter............................................... 1/8000s Burst shoot­ing ..................... 9fps with MB-D18 bat­tery grip Aut­o­fo­cus............ 153-point phase-de­tec­tion (99 cross-type) Lens mount..................................................... F The new-re­lease Nikon D850 joins a high­res­o­lu­tion 45.7MP BSI CMOS sen­sor and Ex­peed 5 im­age-processing tech­nol­ogy — prov­ing that speed and res­o­lu­tion can in­deed co­ex­ist. The D850 prom­ises both ex­cel­lent dy­namic range at base ISO and very good noise per­for­mance at high sen­si­tiv­i­ties. Its back-il­lu­mi­nated de­sign is able to ac­quire greater de­tail and clar­ity when work­ing in low-light con­di­tions, while it also for­goes the con­ven­tional op­ti­cal low-pass fil­ter for im­proved sharp­ness. It’s all held to­gether by way of an Ex­peed 5 im­age pro­ces­sor, which af fords a 7fps con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing rate of up to 51 con­sec­u­tive 14-bit loss­less com­pressed RAW files in a sin­gle burst. The cam­era boasts the same 153-point aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem that de­buted on the D5, and 99 cross-type sen­sors en­sure re­fined fo­cus­ing ac­cu­racy, no mat­ter what light is thrown your way. Ben­e­fit­ting from the use of tele­photo lenses, all 153 points sup­port work­ing with ef fec­tive aper­ture of f/5.6 or brighter, while 15 of them, in­clud­ing nine se­lectable points, are com­pat­i­ble with an ef fec­tive aper­ture of f/8 or greater. Tick­ing all the boxes for both still and movingim­age shoot­ers, the D850 po­si­tions it­self as not only a high-res­o­lu­tion DSLR but also a cam­era for mov­ing im­age and time-lapse. A mul­ti­me­dia mar­vel, the D850 pro­duces movies in strik­ing full-frame 4K, time­lapse movies in bril­liant 8K, and pro­longs ex­quis­ite mo­ments with 120p/100p full HD slow-mo­tion record­ing. To ben­e­fit video record­ing, a ded­i­cated power aper­ture but­ton (Pv) makes it pos­si­ble to achieve smooth, con­tin­u­ous ex­po­sure tran­si­tions when switch­ing from light to dark ar­eas, while auto ISO main­tains a con­sis­tent bright­ness when work­ing in chang­ing light­ing sit­u­a­tions. What’s good imag­ing with­out er­gonomic han­dling? Nikon has got the for­mula right, as the D850 is equally re­fined in terms of its phys­i­cal de­sign. Know­ing Nikon users love land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy, the de­sign­ers in­cluded a dust- and weather-re­sis­tant mag­ne­sium-al­loy chas­sis that should prove ro­bust in even the harsh­est of cli­mates and in­clement con­di­tions. A large op­ti­cal pen­taprism, of­fer­ing a wide field of view and 0.75x mag­ni­fi­ca­tion, af fords pho­tog­ra­phers a bright, clear, and realistic view for crit­i­cal shoot­ing needs. Con­versely, a 3.2-inch 2.36-mil­lion-dot LCD touch­screen of­fers live­view shoot­ing, play­back, and menu nav­i­ga­tion — and, fol­low­ing suit with Nikon’s other most re­cent re­leases, it throws in a tilt­ing de­sign to boot. Fi­nally, the D850’s built-in SnapBridge con­nec­tiv­ity en­ables seam­less trans­fer of low-res­o­lu­tion im­agery, al­low­ing for re­mote shoot­ing and shar­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to pur­chase, visit nikon.co.nz or your lo­cal au­tho­rized photographic re­tailer.

Prov­ing that speed and res­o­lu­tion can in­deed co­ex­ist

NIKON D850

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