MORE IN STOCK: The Nikon D850!
5 June 2018 | Category: General News
The D850’s fast, ultra-high-resolution FX-format sensor uses 45.7 megapixels of effective resolution to deliver richly detailed 45.4 MP files. Print ultra-high-resolution images in ultra-large formats. Shoot true full-frame movies at 4K. The back-illuminated CMOS sensor has no optical low-pass filter and incorporates gapless on-chip micro-lenses as well as an anti-reflective coating. Incoming light reaches the photodiodes more efficiently so you get exceptional detail and incredible dynamic range. And the 153-point AF system, inherited from the D5, assures you of the pin-sharp focus and wide coverage you need for ultra-high-resolution full-frame images.
Land the award-winning moment with the ultimate combination of speed, detail, and precision. Up to 9 fps burst rates at full resolution. Phenomenal autofocus.
Reveal those all-important seconds with the ultimate combination of power and endurance.
The D850 shoots at 7 fps. Or you can shoot at 9 fps when using the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack with the EN-EL18B battery (used in the D5) inserted. You get full resolution images, even when shooting in RAW, and the D5 battery allows up to 1840 shots on one charge (in single-frame release mode, based on CIPA standards). A dedicated AF processor ensures blazing subject recognition when you shoot a high number of frames per second: even small subjects moving at high speed in low light can be tracked with remarkable precision. And the camera’s dual card slot unit lets you use a UHS-II SD card and an XQD card—the fastest combination possible.
Reveal the details hidden in the darkest scenes and the deepest shadows. With an ISO range of 64–25600, extendable from 32 to 102400 (equivalent).
Experience practically noise-free performance at high ISOs and incredible precision even when you shoot in near darkness.
The fast EXPEED 5 processing engine inherited from the D5 ensures masterful image quality across the phenomenally wide ISO range. The sensitive autofocus system performs with incredible precision down to -3 EV across all focus points, and the central point performs at -4 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F). The 180K-pixel RGB sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system deliver spectacular results down to -3 EV.
Record true full-frame 4K movies. No crop factor. No noise. No compromises. Give more freedom to the storyteller in you with the Nikon D850.
Super-wide angles and beautifully shallow depth of field: the D850 captures every scene in exquisite detail.
You can record full-frame 4K/UHD movies at 30p, and full HD movies at up to 120p. Gapless on-chip lens architecture maximises the light hitting the FX-format sensor, enabling far greater dynamic range and stunningly wide ISO. The fast EXPEED 5 processor ensures beautifully clean files, remarkably free of noise, moiré, and false colour. You can film 4K timelapse movies in camera. And the sensor’s 45.7 effective megapixels let you create spectacular 8K timelapse movies in post, after an in-camera interval timer shooting session.
More data, more flexibility.
With its fast, ultra-high-resolution FX-format sensor, EXPEED 5, and Flat Picture Control, the D850 enables maximum creative freedom when shooting—and in post.
The high-speed FX sensor and fast EXPEED 5 processor ensure incredible dynamic range. You’re free to shoot all the way to ISO 12800 or higher without worrying about noise. And if you’re recording B-roll footage, you can seamlessly merge with footage shot on any Nikon camera that boasts EXPEED 5. In post, the quality of the D850’s files gives you immense freedom in editing, and lets you pull high-quality stills. For the ultimate post-production versatility, you can shoot with the Flat Picture Control setting. You’ll retain all the details and preserve rich tonal information in both highlights and shadows.
Mesmerizing slow motion.
Record richly detailed Full HD video at frame rates up to 120p. Capture every nuance with exquisite clarity, even when shooting in dark situations.
Move your audience with incredibly smooth slow-motion footage and stunning light sensitivity. The D850 records 4x slow-motion video at 120/100p frame rates (with playback at 30/25p) or 5x slow-motion videos at 120p (with playback at 24p) . Image quality is exceptionally clean across the camera’s ISO range of 64–25600, which is extendable from 32 to 102400 (equivalent). And Auto ISO in [M] mode lets you configure the maximum ISO settings you want to work with: ideal when you want to ensure smooth transitions between dark and bright areas, or vice-versa.
From bright to dark and back again. Manage exposure levels with Highlight-Weighted
Metering and the zebra-pattern highlight display.
The D850’s Highlight-Weighted Metering function and highlight display might just become two of the most important tools in your arsenal. Highlight-Weighted Metering gives priority to the brighter portions of a scene in order to deliver better exposures and avoid white clipping. The zebra-pattern highlight display on the camera monitor reveals exactly where highlights are blown. You can choose between two zebra patterns, so you’ll always have a clear indication of highlights no matter what the patterns and textures of your subjects. And you can adjust the brightness level of the display from 180–255 depending on your needs.
The D850 brings focus-peaking technology to FX-format movie shooting. Get immediate feedback as you rack focus through a scene.
Clearly see what’s in focus when shooting Full HD movies. The camera will detect the edges of highest contrast in your scene and highlight them so you can instantly see which areas are sharp. You can choose between red, white, yellow, or blue highlights, and detection sensitivity is adjustable between three levels. The camera’s high-resolution, high-contrast monitor offers exceptional visibility in any lighting conditions. When connected via HDMI for clean out, peaking information is not recorded on the external device.
Every scene in your hands.
With a wide range of touch controls, the high-resolution monitor makes it easy to compose and confirm shots.
Angle the high-resolution, touch-responsive 8 cm (3.2 in) LCD monitor to compose shots from elevations you simply can’t achieve otherwise. You can adjust the monitor’s brightness and/or hue to ensure perfectly clear pre-focusing and shot confirmation in any production environment. Register unique settings for film shooting on the D850’s independent movie menu screen without affecting your existing stills settings, making it easier to switch between modes. Pressing the i button will allow you to access movie settings while the shutter rolls.
The D850 is easy to travel with and easy to rig. On set or on location, benefit from clean HDMI out, real-time audio monitoring, and an attenuator menu.
The D850 offers clean 4:2:2 8 bit HDMI out, plus simultaneous capture of full-resolution footage in-camera and on an external recorder. Data is output at the designated image size and frame rate, and is clean of the information overlay that can be simultaneously displayed on the camera's TFT monitor. If the external recording device you’re using is compatible with Atomos Open Protocol, you can sync the start/stop movie recording between devices. A stereo microphone input and audio out let you fine-tune audio levels in isolation both before and during recording. And when you’re filming on location, the new attenuator menu can help you avoid distortion. Simply activate the attenuator and the camera will automatically reduce microphone sensitivity as needed. Ideal in situations in which the ambient audio level can fluctuate unexpectedly.
Longer battery life.
Film for over an hour using the camera’s EN-EL15a battery. Shoot for more than three hours using the MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack.
The D850’s energy-efficient power circuit and EXPEED 5 image-processing engine give you more time to shoot between charges. Shoot up to approx. 70 minutes of video from a single charge of the camera’s EN-EL15a battery. Or use the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack (with the D5’S EN-EL18B battery inserted) as a power source and shoot for up to approx. 215 minutes.
High pixel counts are unforgiving. Precision is critical. The D850 meets the challenge with phenomenal sharpness under any light.
The D850 is equipped with the same powerful 153-point AF system as the flagship D5—a technology widely praised by pros as the best in the field. No matter how fast the action, the camera does not compromise. The broad width of the autofocus coverage and its impressive 3D tracking mode offer unparalleled accuracy when tracking subjects around the frame. AF sensitivity down to -4 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) enables superior low-light performance. And image quality is exceptionally clean across the wide ISO 64–25600 light sensitivity range.
No matter what.
Show the power. Express the passion. Capture every bead of sweat with phenomenally accurate subject recognition and outstanding colour reproduction.
The 180K-pixel RGB sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system deliver phenomenal facial recognition and amazingly accurate skin tones. Superb low-light sensitivity enables metering down to -3EV (with f/1.4, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)—a distinctive advantage when shooting low-contrast scenes or using a teleconverter and slow effective aperture. Coupled with the power of the EXPEED 5 processor, the sensor enhances the metering accuracy—giving you even steadier results.
Start strong, stay strong, finish strong.
Break the motion down. Build the image up. Use the in-camera Multiple Exposure overlay mode to showcase the speed, intensity, and skill behind every move.
The camera’s flexible Multiple Exposure function enables up to 10 shots at up to 9 fps (when shooting with the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack). You can shoot at this rate no matter which file size or format you use. Individual images captured, and the overlay image, can be confirmed during shooting. And you can delete and reshoot the final image to attain the strongest finishing shot. It’s also possible to select one RAW (L) image as the first image of the overlay. And all images shot in Multiple Exposure mode are saved individually, so you can pull out lead shots for other purposes. Four different overlay modes—Add, Average, Lighten, and Darken—give you additional flexibility.
See clearly, tirelessly.
Get real-time, pin-sharp subject confirmation of the action from the 0.75x optical viewfinder. The highest magnification of any Nikon FX DSLR viewfinder to date.
Dramatically frame sporting subjects at the moment of explosive action with the optical viewfinder’s wide field of view. OLED elements ensure shooting information is easily read in any lighting conditions. For the ultimate in precision, pair the D850 with a NIKKOR lens equipped with SPORT VR (Vibration Reduction) mode. This dedicated mode delivers an even more stable viewfinder image—which is helpful when shooting exceptionally fast action, or when panning.
Find the angles, confirm the moves. Set up, enter image info, or check and select key shots on the spot via the sharp and precise touch-sensitive monitor.
The 8 cm (3.2 in) 2359k-dot tilting LCD monitor lets you operate the Crop Size Setting function via touch controls when you shoot in Live View. The high-resolution, high-contrast display ensures precise confirmation of details such as facial expressions and muscle definition. You can easily swipe back and forth when reviewing images and double-tap a portion of any image to see a 100 % view of the image area. The Crop Size Setting menu, also accessible in Live View via the i button, makes it simple to resize and send images to clients on the spot. You can see Nikon's Product tour below:
The Nikon D850 is on stock and available for hire, HERE.