Nikon just announced their latest high end full frame DSLR, the D850. It boasts a 46 megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, 7 fps continuous shooting and records UHD 4K video at up to 30p from full sensor width. The D850 is currently Nikon’s fastest shooting DSLRs, making it one of the best so far. Nikon is planning to release the D850 in September this year at a price of $3300 (AU $4170) for the body only.
Just like the D810, the D850 also offers ISO 64 mode, which gives more tolerance to light in bright conditions. This monster camera could compete against the medium format sensors, such as the Fujifilm GFX50S and Pentax 645Z. Let’s see what Canon has to offer in the upcoming months, after many complained of poor dynamic range and noise from their newly released full frame 6D mark ii camera, that left many Canon fans very disappointed.
Nikon also continues their trend of not including a “low pass filter” on their cameras, resulting in more crisp and sharper images. This combined with the high megapixel count of 46MP, means that the camera will capture an incredible amount of detail. Here are the key specifications.
Nikon D850 Key specifications:
- 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor
- 7 fps continuous shooting with AE/AF (9 with battery grip and EN-EL18b battery)
- 153-point AF system linked to 180,000-pixel metering system
- UHD 4K video capture at up to 30p from full sensor width
- 1080 video at up to 120p, recorded as roughly 1/4 or 1/5th speed slow-mo
- 4:2:2 8-bit UHD uncompressed output while recording to card
- 1 XQD slot and 1 UHS II-compliant SD slot
- Battery life rated at 1840 shots
- 3.2″ tilting touchscreen with 2.36M-dot (1024×768 pixel) LCD
- Illuminated controls
- 19.4MP DX crop (or 8.6MP at 30fps for up to 3 sec)
- SnapBridge full-time Bluetooth LE connection system with Wi-Fi
- Advanced time-lapse options (including in-camera 4K video creation)