The Nikon D850 is the highly-anticipated successor to the popular Nikon D810 DSLR camera. With a 153-point AF system and EXPEED image processor borrowed from Nikonâs high-end D5 model it takes creativity to new heights for both professional and enthusiast photographers. The D850 is an exceptional tool to capture high resolution landscape, fashion, studio and astrophotography images as well as being a workhorse for commercial sports, photojournalism and weddings shooters.
Ultra-High Resolution 45.7MP Image Sensor
Boasting a massive 45.7-megapixels CMOS FX format image sensor with a backside illuminated design ensures the D850 can catch more light to produce incredibly high resolution full frame images. The sensor captures ultra-fine detail and delivers an exceptional level of editing flexibility with an astonishingly wide dynamic range.
EXPEED 5 Processing Engine
Powered by the same high performance EXPEED 5 image processing engine in the Nikon D5, the camera boasts a ISO range of 64-25,600, expandable to a 32-102,400 equivalent range that can be used for both video and stills. The combination of high ISO sensitivity and a sophisticated noise reduction algorithm processed by the EXPEED 5 provides excellent results in any lighting condition.
3.2-Inch 2359k-dot Tilt & Touch LCD
Designed to make video shooting easier the D850 features an intuitive touch-sensitive 2359k-dot LCD with an ultra-sharp resolution that makes image review more accurate. The touchscreen is also tiltable to allow to you to explore a new range of creative angles and perspectives.
Up to 9 FPS Continuous and Silent Live-View Shooting
Capable of freezing split-second action, the D850âs high speed continuous mode shoots 7fps at full resolution or an impressive 9fps when combined with the Nikon MB-D18 battery grip. The new live-view electronic shutter mode allows you to capture discrete moments in absolute silence and there is a live-view AF pinpoint mode for more accurate autofocus.
153 Point AF with 99 Cross Type Points
Keep your subjects in focus with the same 153-point AF system used in the high-performance Nikon D5 for tac sharp results. 99 cross-type points deliver accurate subject tracking across the frame and the centre point has an incredible -4EV sensitivity allows you to tackle the most demanding shooting situations with confidence.
Full Sensor Readout 4K & 8K Time lapse
Ultra-sharp video footage can be captured in glorious 4K with a full sensor readout, so you can film using wide-angle lenses without compromise. The camera also records 8K time-lapse footage with twice the resolution of 4K for comprehensive video editing flexibility.
Slow Motion Movies in Full HD
Record impressive slow motion footage in full 1080p high-definition resolution with the ability to shoot footage that plays back four to five times slower than real-time. Perfect for capturing intricate fast movements slow-motion is an incredible useful storytelling tool to improve your productions
No Optical Low Pass Filter
The 45.7-megapixel sensor has no optical low pass filter to ensure that your high-resolution photos and videos are captured with the highest level of clarity and detail possible. This allows you to get the sharpest results with the range of compatible Nikkor lenses.
New Focus Stacking Mode and Focus Peaking Manual Focus
The D 850 is the first DSLR with an in-camera focus stacking modes that combines a sequence of images shot at different focus points to create an image with a deep depth of field ideal for macro and product photography. The addition of a focus peaking mode helps capture sharp shots when manually focusing, making it easier for video shooters or photographers who use vintage glass.
180K-pixel RGB Sensor
The camera uses a sophisticated 180K-pixel RGB sensor to measure the available light and calculate the correct white balance and colour mode. Combined with Nikonâs new natural auto white balance mode that means the D850 records images and video footage with a more authentic, true-to-life colour reproduction.
With integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the D850 is fully compatible with the Nikon SnapBridge app that allows you to transfer images to your mobile device and remotely control the camera directly from a phone or tablet.
Dual High Speed Card Slots
To deliver the fast data speeds required for the quick transfer of high resolution images the camera has both an XQD and UHS-II SD card slot. The dual slot design lets you create an instant backup, separate your video and photo files and gives you greater control over your workflow.
RAW Batch Processing and Size Flexibility
To improve your workflow when shooting such high resolution images the Nikon 850 has a choice of three different RAW file sizes from large, medium, and small that assist with the large file sizes the camera can capture. The ability to batch process RAW files in-camera enables a significantly more streamlined 8K time-lapse workflow.
Weather Sealed Magnesium Alloy Construction
Built for professionals, the Nikon D850 handles extreme conditions with a weather sealed body design that protects against dust, freezing and splash damage. Housed in a magnesium alloy body the D850 stands ups to the rigours of day-to-day use and delivers consistent performance you can rely on.
The Nikon D850 is a finely tuned imaging tool, that is the result of extensive user feedback. It delivers the high-speed shooting capabilities and lighting fast autofocus performance that todayâs creatives require. Created to meet and exceed the most demanding of expectations, it has been carefully design to be an absolute workhorse for professional shooters.
Product Code: 1NikonD850 Body +Bonus PreOrder
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon FX format
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)
FX (36×24) image area (L) 8256 x 5504 ( 45.4 million) (M) 6192 x 4128 ( 25.5 million) (S) 4128 x 2752 ( 11.3 million) 1.2x (30×20) image area (L) 6880 x 4584 ( 31.5 million) (M) 5152 x 3432 ( 17.6 million) (S) 3440 x 2288 ( 7.8 million) DX (24×16) image area (L) 5408 x 3600 ( 19.4 million) (M) 4048 x 2696 ( 10.9 million) (S) 2704 x 1800 ( 4.8 million) 5 : 4 (30×24) image area (L) 6880 x 5504 ( 37.8 million) (M) 5152 x 4120 ( 21.2 million) (S) 3440 x 2752 ( 9.4 million) 1 : 1 (24×24) image area (L) 5504 x 5504 ( 30.2 million) (M) 4128 x 4128 ( 17.0 million) (S) 2752 x 2752 ( 7.5 million) FX-format photographs taken during movie recording (L) 8256 x 4640 ( 38.3 million) (M) 6192 x 3480 ( 21.5 million) (S) 4128 x 2320 ( 9.5 million) DX-format photographs taken during movie recording (L) 5408 x 3040 ( 16.4 million) (M) 4048 x 2272 ( 9.1 million) (S) 2704 x 1520 ( 4.1 million)
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression) TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat ; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical 1.2x (30×20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical 5:4 (30×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical 1:1 (24×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.75 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, â1.0 m(*1))
17 mm (â1.0 m(*1); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-3 to +1 m(*1)
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Yes Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection).
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
1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed
X= 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Up to 9 fps With an EN-EL18b battery inserted in an MB-D18 battery pack CL: 1 to 8 fps CH: 9 fps QC: 3 fps Other power sources CL: 1 to 6 fps CH: 7 fps QC: 3 fps
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 Â°C/68 Â°F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: â3 to +20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
â5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 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
â4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 Â°C/68 Â°F)
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C) ; predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
153 153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection
Single-point AF, 9-, 25-, 72-, or 153- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
â3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF, unified flash control
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), all with fine-tuning.
Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
Photo live view, Movie live view
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, pinpoint AF, Subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p 1920 x 1080 (slow-mo); 30p x4, 25p x4, 24p x5 Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160 (when quality is fixed at “high”) and 1920 x 1080 slow-mo (when quality is fixed at “normal”)
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM, AAC
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600
Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
8 -cm ( 3.2 âin.) diagonal
tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170Â° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control
Approx. 2359 k-dot (XGA)
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, and auto image rotation
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Can be used to connect optional MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords, ML-3 modulite remote control sets, WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controllers, or GP-1/GP-1A GPS units
Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g Operating frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11) Maximum output power: 8.5 dBm (EIRP) Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1 Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Range (line of sight)
Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Optional MB-D18 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18b Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15a Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18b batteries.
1/4âin. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 146 x 124 x 78.5 mm ( 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.1 in.)
Approx. 1005 g ( 2 lb. 3.5 oz. ) with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap; approx. 915 g/2 lb. 0.3 oz. (camera body only)
Temperature: 0 Â°C to 40 Â°C (+32 Â°F to 104 Â°F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
1. Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines. All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery. Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.
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