Nikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body Reviews

Nikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body


Product description

       Extreme resolution meets extreme speed. 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.

Tilt and Touch : The tilting touchscreen LCD screen makes it easy to get the shot, even from high or low angles. Use Touch AF, Touch Shutter control and navigate menus, playback and more as if you were using a smartphone. Zoom in during Live View shooting and use the new Pinpoint AF to put focus right where you want it.

A Multimedia Powerhouse: Multimedia content creators rejoice. You are now free to record 16:9 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) in full frame glory using the total width and resolution of the D850’s back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor. Take advantage of the large sensor size for clean output at high ISO and for shooting with zero crop factor with any full-frame NIKKOR lenses4, including wide and ultra-wide angle lenses.

Focus in Near Darkness: Autofocus down to -4 EV lets you capture in low-light situations. Suddenly, fast NIKKOR primes and zooms can handle even lower light than before.

Light it Up: When combined with the optional WR-A10/R10 transceiver (requires firmware version 3.0 or later), the D850 can control and wirelessly fire radio controlled SB-5000 Speedlights from another room, around corners or outdoors in bright sunlight.

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Customer reviews

Arbured Shelduya  “I have now had the camera for a few days and wanted to give my initial thoughts on the D850. I am upgrading from the D810 and will give the review from this perspective.
The overall feel is very similar with a few small changes. The grip feels thinner but deeper and most people find it more pleasant. FOr some reason I actually preferred the D810 grip. The D850 grip sort of has a square feeling in my hand.
The button layout is a little different and overall I would say better. I prefer the ISO button on the right so you can make all major adjustments with the same hand. The joystick is much better for changing focus points. This could get annoying with the trackpad when you had to make larger focus point adjustments. The joystick makes this a quick process.
I love the tiltscreen and what it allows me to do. I shoot a lot of landscape and I will no longer have to bend or lay down to get a shot. It also allows overhead shots that can really change perspective.
The illuminated buttons are a welcomed addition. I shoot at night and its a nice option to have.


Conmidy cakeun  “I have owned a lot of digital cameras over the years – Nikon D50, D90, D3, D800, Df, Canon 5DMKIII, etc. Some of those cameras have disappointed — the D90 with it’s CMOS sensor seemed less sharp than the old school CCD in the D50, and even the D800 with its antialias filter seemed less sharp than I expected.
With the D850, I was impressed the second I took the first shot inside my dimly lit home after dark. Incredible detail, excellent noise, perfectly metered, impressively fast autofocus. 10/10.
The image quality is a total game changer. Even though the linear resolution increase over my D800 is modest, there is an inherent sharpness and pixel level contrast that I almost never saw with the D800.


Remino  Lemaraio  “I am not a big fan of digital photography; I’m an old fashioned film guy that still shoots with a Hasselblad and 4X5. I somewhat reluctantly bought a Nikon Df as my first “good” digital camera only because of its retro styling. It resembled my F3HP’s.
But having said that, the D850 has won me over. This camera offers the resolution that rivals film and an amazing ISO range. Combine that with high speed operation and the convenience of digital capture and I’ve probably shot my last roll of 35mm film. I’m still going to keep my medium and large format cameras, but holly cow, the images from this camera are simply superb!
I’m a landscape, nature and environmental portrait photographer, so this review should be viewed in that context. I don’t shoot sports, weddings nor do product photography so the specific needs of those photographers are foreign to me. The features that I discuss are important to me

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