Nikon D850

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Nikon D850
Nikon D850 digital single-lens reflex camera.jpg
Overview
Type Digital single-lens reflex
Lens
Lens Interchangeable, Nikon F-mount
Sensor/Medium
Sensor Nikon FX format, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm BSI CMOS
Image sensor maker Nikon[1]
Maximum resolution 8,256 × 5,504 (45.4 M pixels sensor)
ASA/ISO range 64–25,600 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (down to 32 and up to 102,400 as expansion)
Recording medium Dual Card slots: One XQD slot and the second slot supporting SD/SDHC/SDXC
Focusing
Focus modes Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), manual (M)
Focus areas Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8))
Exposure/Metering
Exposure modes Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]
Exposure metering TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor
Flash
Flash No
Shutter
Shutter

Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter

Electronic front-curtain shutter available in quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release, and mirror up release modes
Shutter speed range 30 s – 1/8000 s, bulb
Continuous shooting 7 frame/s / 9 frames/s with battery grip, up to 51 frames (raw) in 14-bit lossless. 170 in 12-bit lossless
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical, 100% frame coverage
General
Rear LCD monitor 3.2-inch tilting TFT LCD with 2.359 million dots with touchscreen
Battery EN-EL15a
Weight 915 grams (2.017 lb) body only
Made in  Thailand

The Nikon D850 is a professional-grade full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) produced by Nikon.[2] The camera was officially announced on July 25, 2017 (the 100th anniversary of Nikon's founding), launched on August 24, 2017, and first shipped on September 08, 2017.[3] Nikon announced it could not fill the preorders on August 28, 2017 and filled less than 10% of preorders on the first shipping day.[4] It is the successor to the Nikon D810.

The D850 is the first Nikon DSLR featuring a back-illuminated image sensor claiming overall a one-stop image quality (image noise) improvement.[1] This camera was the first full frame DSLR achieving 100 points at Dxomark.[5] The D850 also won Camera of the Year for 2017 at Imaging Resource.[6]

Back of the camera with movable monitor

Features[edit]

  • Nikon FX format 45.7 megapixel back-illuminated (BSI) CMOS image sensor
  • 4K UHD video in 30p, 25p, and 24p uncropped in MOV or MP4 encoding and simultaneously uncompressed (HDMI 2.0). New focus peaking aid.[7]
  • Slow motion video with up to 120 frames-per-second (fps) in 1080p
  • Electronic image stabilization (vibration reduction, VR) in 1080p DX format video. This has shown a strong effect in practice.[8]
  • New viewfinder with 100% frame coverage and 0.75× magnification
  • Nikon EXPEED5 image processor
  • Active D-Lighting (five levels) for the first time also in video
  • 180K pixel RGB metering system.
  • Highlight-weighted metering preventing blown highlights or underexposed shadows. Additionally Highlight Display with Zebra Stripes and full aperture metering during live view and video
  • Multi-CAM 20K autofocus module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8) sensors) are available for selection. Autofocus sensor joystick selector.
  • Focus-shift mode (stacking) with special macro mode to shoot a sequence of up to 300 frames[1]
  • Live view mode with new Pinpoint autofocus[7]
  • Silent Photography mode in live view with up to 6 fps
  • 8K resolution or 4k Ultra HD silent timelapse video / intervalometer controlled mode up to 9999 frames
  • Built-in image sensor cleaning
  • 7 fps continuous shooting for up to 51 raw images (14-bit lossless raw). Buffer jumps to 170 shots in 12-bit lossless raw. Can shoot 9 frames/s with optional battery grip and larger EN-EL18 battery.
  • 3.2 inch 2.359-million dot tilting LCD touchscreen
  • ISO 64-25600, selectable in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2-stop increments. ISO expansion increases the range to 32-102500.
  • Retouch Menu: D-Lighting, Distortion Control, Filter Effects, Image Overlay, Monochrome, NEF (raw), Processing, Perspective Control, Red-Eye Correction, Resize, Side-by-Side Comparison, Straighten, Trim, Trim Movie
  • Selectable in-camera ISO noise reduction applied in post-processing
  • New fast batch processing of many NEF (raw) images
  • No Built-in flash, but wireless radio flash control (like the Nikon D5 and Nikon D500) allows control of external flash like a built-in flash.
  • Film negative scanner with optional ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter
  • File formats include JPEG, TIFF, NEF (Nikon's raw image format compressed and lossless compressed), and JPEG+NEF (JPEG size/quality selectable)
  • Dual memory card slot - XQD slot and SD / SDHC/ SDXC. SD slot is UHS-II compliant
  • Wi-fi and Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Button illumination
  • Magnesium alloy body with weather sealing

Reception[edit]

External media
Images
Nikon D850 sample, review and user images, >40MPix. Google Image search
Video
Nikon D850 4k UHD sample, review and user videos: Google search
Timelapse Nikon D850 8k UHD sample, review and user videos: Google search

The D850 was awarded best Professional DSLR camera at the 2018 TIPA World Awards. [9]

The D850 is also the first DSLR camera to achieve 100 points on the DxOMark sensor review.[10]

The Verge and Fstoppers have compared the Nikon D850 favourably to the Canon 5D Mark IV.[11][12] A wildlife photography needs (autofocus, noise, speed) review favours the D850 compared to other Nikons with special regard to the new viewfinder.[13]

Comparisons with the Nikon D810 or Nikon D800E show significant image noise improvement.[14][15][16]

Nikon D850 produced better image quality comparing with Canon 5D Mark IV.

The D850 won Camera Grand Prix (ja) Readers Award and Editors Award in 2018.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nikon D850 Review Imaging Resource
  2. ^ "Development Of Digital SLR Camera Nikon D850". Nikon. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Nikon D850 is a Salvo Against Sony and Canon". News Ledge. 2017-08-24. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  4. ^ "Nikon is Sorry That the D850 Sold Out Before It's Even Out". Petapixel. August 28, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Pentax 645Z: A great choice for medium-format shooters Dxomark
  6. ^ "Camera of the Year 2017: Best Overall!". www.imaging-resource.com. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  7. ^ a b Nikon D850 hands-on Trusted reviews
  8. ^ Nikon D850 Electronic VR Alex Ortega
  9. ^ http://www.tipa.com/en-en/awards/nikon-d850
  10. ^ https://www.dxomark.com/nikon-d850-sensor-review-first-dslr-hit-100-points/
  11. ^ "Nikon's new D850 has 45.7 megapixels and enough features to tempt Canon shooters". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  12. ^ "Why the Nikon D850 Could Make the Canon 5D Mark IV Obsolete". Fstoppers. 2017-08-23. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  13. ^ Nikon D850 review. The best wildlife photography camera ever made Richard Peters Photography
  14. ^ "Test Nikon D850 – visoke ISO nastavitve - Fotoinfo". foto-info.si. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Nikon D850 ISO test – drugi del (second part) - Fotoinfo". foto-info.si. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  16. ^ Nikon D850 vs. D800E high ISO comparison Borut Furlan
  17. ^ Camera Grand Prix 2018

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