Nikon D850

Announced July 25, 2017


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The Nikon D850 is Nikon's latest high resolution full-frame DSLR, boasting a 46MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. But, in a fairly radical departure for the series, it is also one of the company's fastest-shooting DSLRs. This combination of properties should significantly widen the camera's appeal to high-end enthusiasts as well as a broad range of professional photographers.


45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor with great low-and-high ISO performance
Native low ISO value of 64 offers class-leading dynamic range and rivals medium format options
Impressive 153-pt autofocus system derived from flagship D5
New mirror and shutter mechanisms nearly eliminate most blur issues
Excellent grip, ergonomics and controls
Rugged, weather-sealed construction
Dual slots, with XQD slot offering incredibly fast read and write speeds
Largest-ever optical viewfinder on a Nikon DSLR
Variety of 4K and 1080p video modes
Improved JPEG noise reduction and sharpening compared to D810
Generally great JPEG color
Tilting, high-resolution touchscreen
Great battery life
Automatic AF fine tune helps get the most out of your lenses
Snapbridge offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
Innovative timelapse and focus stacking features


Live view autofocus still clunky for both stills and video shooting
Subject tracking not quite up to D5 standards
XQD cards still rare, somewhat pricey
Omission of built-in pop-up flash may turn off some users
Snapbridge is still finicky, even for basic image transfer
Snapbridge seems overly simplistic for high-end camera users
Lens calibration becomes absolutely critical at this resolution, and can be a pain point
Noticeable rolling shutter in 4K video
Focus peaking unavailable when shooting 4K video

Quick Specs

Body type Mid-size SLR
Resolution 8256 x 5504
Effective pixels 45 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 64-25600 (expands to 32-102400)
Lens mount Nikon F
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Despite that, we've said previously that this just might be the most well-rounded stills camera ever, and we still find this to be the case. If you're careful with your technique and have the requisite lenses, the D850 will rew...

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