For the last few weeks, we have been bombarded by the leaks concerning Nikon D850. Today, exactly at midnight EST, Nikon officially showed its newest creation, which proves that reflex cameras can still be innovative. Impressive resolution of 45-megapixel, fast continuous shooting mode, rich movie-making functions – these are the main features of the D850 model presented today.
In many aspects, the camera presented today does not resemble its predecessor. The camera has undergone improvements practically on every level. As a result, we get a new full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, without a low-pass filter, with impressive resolution of 45.7 million pixels, which is supported by the EXPEED 5 image processor, known from Nikon D5. Thanks to this, we can take photographs within the ISO range of 64–25600 (with a possibility to extend to ISO 32–102400).
1). Nikon D850
Continuous shooting mode also makes a great impression. In D850 we can take photographs with the maximum speed of 7 f/s, with full AF support, and after plugging in MB-D18 battery grip and EN-EL18a/b rechargeable batteries, this speed increases up to 9 f/s. It is worth remembering that the camera has almost 46Mp! What is more, as the producer assures, the camera's buffer will be filled only after taking 51 photographs.
The camera is also equipped with a totally silent electronic shutter, thanks to which we will be able to take photographs with the speed of 30 f/s. However, in this mode the photographs will be reduced to 8.6-megapixel.
2). Nikon D850
The autofocus is 153-point AF system with the central point's sensitivity up to -4 EV (other sensitive points up to -3 EV). Apart from that, the autofocus is to cover 30% more of the frame than the reporter model D5.
The camera is also supposed to perfectly fulfil its role during the recording of videos. In D850, we can record movies in 4K (24/25/30p), in full size of the sensor. In addition, we get a range of helpful functions such as zebra patterning or focus peaking. We will also be able to connect headphones and microphone to the D850 model as well as transfer the uncompressed 4K 8-bit 4:2:2 material through HDMI connector. It is also worth adding that we will be able to record time-lapse movies in 4K.
3). Nikon D850
On the back panel, we will find a folding 3.2'' LCD touch screen, with the resolution of 2.36 Mp – known from the D500 model. The camera has two slots for memory cards – one for SD, and the second one for XQD. Of course, we can also find wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) as well as use SnapBridge.
The body of D850 is, of course, fully sealed. The back and upper walls are made of magnesium alloy whereas the front one is made of material. The camera does not have a built-in flash, which significantly improves its impermeability and durability. The buttons, as in the case of other top bodies, are now illuminated.
4). Nikon D850
Nikon D850 is to appear on sale in September. Most interestingly, it will cost about $3300.