Nikon D850: The Same Image Quality at Twice the ISO of the D810 and 4K Video at 30 fps


Nikon’s long-awaited D810 successor the D850 has finally been announced and it’s a doozie. The new full-frame DSLR is equipped with an enormous 45.7MP CMOS sensor that’s backside-illuminated. This is a first for Nikon and means the D850 will perform well in low-light shooting, so well in fact that Nikon says the D850 should have the same image quality at double the ISO as the D810.

The D850 gets a lot of its high end features from Nikon’s high-end D5 ($6,497), including the company’s Expeed 5 image processor and a 153-point autofocus system. For those who shoot moving pictures, the D850 can capture 4K UHD footage at 30/24 fps, or 1080p footage at up to 120 fps. The D850 also has a video mode that can capture timelapses in 8K.

For landscape photographers, the D850 is capable of focus stacking, allowing photographers quickly shoot up to 300 shots at adjustable focus intervals.

The D850 has dual card slots, a 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen and the company’s “widest and brightest optical viewfinder” with 0.75x magnification. One super nifty trick built into the D850 are buttons that light up when the dial is turned.

The D850 marks a substantial upgrade from the company’s Nikon D810. The D850 set you back $3,300 (body only) and will be available in September 2017.



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