Nikon D850

Cur­rently the best full-35mm D-SLR money can buy whether your pri­mary re­quire­ment is for more im­age qual­ity or more speed… or both. Nikon keeps the pro D-SLR alive and kick­ing.


$5499 body only. $6599 with AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f4.0G ED VR zoom. Es­ti­mated av­er­age street prices.


Con­struc­tion: Mag­ne­sium al­loy bodyshell over a car­bon­fi­bre chas­sis, sealed against dust and mois­ture. Lens Mount: Nikon F bay­o­net (D-type). Sen­sor Type/Size: BSI CMOS, 35.9x23.9 mm. No op­ti­cal low-pass fil­ter. To­tal Pix­els: 46.89 mil­lion (max­i­mum im­age size = 8256x5504 pix­els). Fo­cal Length Con­ver­sion Fac­tor: None. Stor­age Medium: Two slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC mem­ory cards with UHS-II sup­port and XQD mem­ory cards Data Com­pres­sion: Three lev­els of JPEG com­pres­sion on three res­o­lu­tion set­tings, un­com­pressed TIFF-RGB; and 12-bit or 14-bit loss­less com­pressed, com­pressed or un­com­pressed on RAW data. RAW+JPEG cap­ture. Also choice of 1.2x, ‘DX’, 5:4 and 1:1 im­age for­mats. ISO Range: 64-25,600 (ex­tend­able to ISO 32, 51,200 and 102,400). Bu er Mem­ory: Up to 201 frames JPEG/large/fine or 51 RAW (14-bit, loss­less com­pressed). Max­i­mum Frame Rate: 7.0 per sec­ond. Up to 9.0 fps is pos­si­ble with op­tional MB-D18 bat­tery grip and EN-EL18a/b lithium-ion bat­tery pack. Video Record­ing: MOV for­mat (MPEG-4 AVC/H .264 com­pres­sion) – 4K UHD at 3840x2160 pix­els; 30, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 144 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 48 Mbps). HD at 1280x720 pix­els, 60 or 50 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 24 Mbps). MP4 for­mat (MPEG-4 AVC/H .264 com­pres­sion) – 4K UHD at 3840x2160 pix­els; 30, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio. Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio. Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els, 100 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio. HD at 1280x720 pix­els, 60 or 50 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio. Stereo sound record­ing with auto/ man­ual ad­justable lev­els, ad­justable fre­quency re­sponse, at­ten­u­a­tor and wind noise fil­ter. Stereo au­dio in­put and out­put. Elec­tronic im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion, in­dex mark­ing, power aper­ture con­trol, 4K or 8K time lapse record­ing, ze­bra pat­terns, un­com­pressed 4K/2K 8-bit 4:2:2 colour out­put via HDMI con­nec­tion with si­mul­ta­ne­ous in­ter­nal record­ing to a mem­ory card. Aut­o­fo­cus­ing: 153 points with auto/man­ual se­lec­tion, face de­tec­tion and auto track­ing. Up to 99 cross-type sen­sor ar­rays (de­pend­ing on lens speed). Me­ter­ing: 180,000 pix­els ‘3D Colour Ma­trix III’ sen- sor with multi-pat­tern, cen­tre-weighted av­er­age (with vari­able cen­tre zone di­am­e­ter), high­light weighted, spot and i-TTL flash. Ex­po­sure Modes: Pro­gram (with shift), aper­ture/ shut­ter-pri­or­ity auto and man­ual. Shut­ter: Fo­cal plane, ver­ti­cal travel, 30-1/8000 sec­ond plus ‘B’, flash sync up to 1/250 sec­ond. Sen­sor-based shut­ter for silent shoot­ing. White Bal­ance: Auto ( White, Nor­mal, Keep Warm modes), 12 pre­sets, six cus­tom pre­sets, spot mea­sure­ment, auto brack­et­ing, cor­rec­tion (blueto-am­ber and/or ma­genta-to-green) and man­ual colour tem­per­a­ture set­ting. Power Source: Recharge­able lithium-ion bat­tery pack. Op­tional MB-D18 bat­tery grip ac­cepts EN-EL15a or EL18a/b li-ion packs or eight AA-size bat­ter­ies. Fea­tures: Back-il­lu­mi­nated con­trols, sen­sor clean­ing, live view func­tions (with con­trast-de­tec­tion AF), 8.1 cm LCD mon­i­tor (2.539 megadots res­o­lu­tion) ad­justable for tilt and with se­lected touch con­trols, ‘Fo­cus Shift’ func­tion (up to 300 frames with ex­po­sure smooth­ing and silent mode), ‘Ac­tive D-Light­ing’ con­trast con­trol (Auto, Low, Nor­mal, High, Ex­tra High), eight ‘Picture Con­trol’ pre­sets (Auto, Stan­dard, Neu­tral, Vivid, Monochrome, Por­trait, Land­scape and Flat), ad­justable ‘Picture Con­trol’ pa­ram­e­ters (Sharp­en­ing, Clar­ity, Con­trast, Bright­ness, Sat­u­ra­tion, Hue) with ‘Quick Ad­just’, B&W fil­ters and ton­ing ef­fects, nine user-de­fined ‘Picture Con­trol’ modes, mul­ti­ple ex­po­sure fa­cil­ity (up to ten frames with Add, Av­er­age, Lighten or Darken ex­po­sure ad­just­ment), in­ter­val­ome­ter (up 9999 shots with ex­po­sure smooth­ing and silent mode), HDR dual-shot cap­ture (Smooth­ing –High/Nor­mal/Low; Ex­po­sure Dif­fer­en­tion Auto or 1/2/3 EV), auto brack­et­ing func­tions (AE, flash, AE and flash, white bal­ance and ADL), sRGB and Adobe RGB colour spa­ces, auto flicker de­tec­tion, long ex­po­sure noise re­duc­tion (Off, On), high ISO noise re­duc­tion (Off, Low, Nor­mal, High), grid guide (for viewfinder and live view screen), real-time his­togram in live view, dual-axis level in­di­ca­tor (for viewfinder and live view screen), auto ISO with auto min­i­mum shut­ter speed con­trol, in-cam­era lens cor­rec­tions (dis­tor­tion and vi­gnetting), im­age com­ments in­put (up to 36 char­ac­ters), copy­right in­for­ma­tion, auto im­age ori­en­ta­tion, ad­justable im­age dis­play time, slide show, 4/9/72 thumb­nail dis­plays, his­togram dis­plays (bright­ness and/or RGB chan­nels), high­light alert, play­back zoom (up to 32x), in-cam­era edit­ing func­tions ( Trim, Re­size, D-Light­ing, RedEye Cor­rec­tion, Straighten, Dis­tor­tion Con­trol, Per­spec­tive Con­trol, Fil­ter Ef­fects, Monochrome, Im­age Over­lay, RAW Pro­cess­ing, Trim Movie), WiFi with NFC con­nec­tiv­ity, Blue­tooth LE con­nec­tiv­ity (Nikon SnapBridge). Pic­tBridge com­pli­ant. May be fit­ted with op­tional GP-1/GP-1A GPS re­ceivers and WT-7A WiFi wire­less data trans­mit­ter.

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