The Nikon D850 isn’t only a master of resolution; it’s a fast performer that delivers a low-light performance that’ll leave users in awe of its back-illuminated sensor. We regard it as it the finest full-frame DSLR Nikon has ever made. Not only is its body seemingly indestructible, it can be used to photograph virtually any subject or situation and return images that exceed the most demanding of professionals expectations. It’s more cumbersome than mirrorless alternatives and requires the MB-D18 battery grip to shoot at up to 9fps, but its larger body accepts a long-lasting battery (capable of 1840 shots or 70 minutes of video) and allows buttons to be spread out without feeling cramped.
'In the specialised field of DSLRs, the Nikon D850 distinguishes itself with a suite of technical features geared for both photography and videography. With a 45.7-megapixel FX (full frame) format sensor, the camera excels in delivering high-resolution image quality. This is augmented by an extensive dynamic range that allows for nuanced detail capture across varied lighting conditions. The inclusion of a dedicated AF processor supports a 153-point autofocus system, which is tailored for reliable subject recognition and tracking. For those interested in the continuous shooting capabilities, the D850 offers a 7fps rate, extendable to 9fps with the addition of an optional battery grip. The camera's ISO range is also noteworthy, starting at 64 and expandable to 25,600, providing flexibility for low-light scenarios. In terms of Nikon D850 hire, here at Hireacamera we have configured various accessory rental options to accommodate the specific needs of both professionals and enthusiasts.'
• Mega Resolution: Boasts an impressive 45.7 megapixels FX-format sensor.
• Back-illuminated Sensor: Ensures superior light gathering.
• Advanced AF: Dedicated AF processor, 153-point autofocus system, with 99 cross-type sensors.
• Speed: Continuous shooting of up to 7fps, extendable to 9fps with MB-D18 battery grip (not included).
• Low-Light Superiority: High ISO capabilities with minimal noise.
• Connectivity: Use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or an optional WT-7A wireless transmitter for swift data transfer.
• 4K UHD & 8K Time-lapse: Supports high-resolution video formats for detailed time-lapse sequences.
• Focus Stacking: Up to 300 images for incredible clarity.
• Durable Battery Life: Up to 1,840 shots or 70 minutes of 4K UHD video on a single charge.
Sensor and Resolution:
The D850 is empowered with a 45.7 effective megapixels full-frame sensor. This back-illuminated CMOS sensor, devoid of a low pass filter, combined with gapless on-chip micro-lenses over each pixel, and an anti-reflective coating, ensures that every shot you capture is vibrant, rich, and teeming with details.
Harnessing the power of its inherited 153-point autofocus system from the legendary Nikon D5, the D850 promises pin-sharp clarity. Of these, 99 are cross-type sensors, fortifying the camera's accuracy in various shooting conditions. A dedicated AF processor ensures rapid subject recognition and AF lock-on, a boon especially in challenging lighting situations. The camera's 99 cross-type focus points ensure that you achieve the sharpest images, regardless of your subject's movement or lighting conditions.
Speed & Performance:
When speed is crucial, the D850 doesn't falter. Achieve 7 frames per second of continuous shooting, and if you're seeking that extra edge, utilise the MB-D18 multi-power battery grip (not included) to push it to a swift 9fps, even in full resolution.
The D850's standard low light capabilities, delivering ISO 64 to 25,600 (extendable to 102,400), combined with the EXPEED 5 processing engine and 180K-pixel RGB sensor, guarantees that high ISO shots retain their quality and finesse.
The Nikon D850 is equipped with a full-frame sensor that supports 4K UHD video recording. Additionally, the camera offers 1080p HD video capture at a frame rate of 120fps, enabling high-quality slow-motion footage.
The D850 keeps you connected at all times in an era of instant sharing. With in-built Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the optional WT-7A wireless transmitter, transferring images and videos is a breeze. Moreover, for remote-controlled photography, the camera seamlessly integrates with Nikon's wireless lighting system.
Battery Life & Body:
One can't help but be impressed with the D850's battery life. Capable of snapping up to 1,840 images or filming for up to 70 minutes in UHD 4K on a single charge, it ensures that you're always ready for that perfect shot. The robust camera body is weather-sealed, ensuring durability in various environments.
The Nikon D850 distinguishes itself through a range of advanced features, ideal for diverse photography and videography needs. Its 45.7-megapixel FX-format sensor offers high-resolution capabilities and exceptional dynamic range, providing latitude in both highlights and shadows. A specialised AF processor powers a 153-point autofocus system, ensuring precise focus across different lighting conditions. The camera’s weather-sealed exterior makes it adaptable for outdoor use, covering anything from landscapes to sports and macro photography. An expansive ISO range, from 64 to 25,600, allows for flexibility in low-light conditions. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth facilitate seamless media transfer, while its 4K UHD recording adds versatility for videographers. Overall, the Nikon D850 is a technically robust tool suitable for a wide array of creative projects.
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29 August 2022
We’re very excited about this edition of Your Creations. This week we are putting the spotlight on Ryan Johnston, a fabulous photographer and videographer who excels at live music photography. He is usually a DSLR shooter, but as the mirrorless world becomes more and more dominant, he’s been considering moving across, and the Nikon Z6 II was his choice this time.Read full article
27 June 2019
It may seem like it’s all about mirrorless nowadays, but DSLRs most definitely should not be overlooked. The Nikon D850 is a formidable, lightning fast tool, with 45.4 MP, ISO up to 102,400, 9fpf and Nikon’s signature low-light performance.Read full article
20 December 2018
Here, Thomas Heaton – supported by Hireacamera – pits the Nikon D850 up against his faithful workhorse, the Canon EOS 5D IV. He also gives his (fairly frank) opinion on pixel peeping and 'lab condition' testing!Read full article
10 December 2018
In this video, Thomas Heaton – supported by Hireacamera – travels to the beautiful Peak District in his campervan, with the Nikon D850 DSLR, NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S and NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II.Read full article
30 October 2017
The Nikon D850 combines high resolution, snappy autofocusing and fast shooting rates, could it be the perfect all-rounder?Read full article
This camera records 4K UHD, not Cinema 4K / DCI. For more information about what this means, please click HERE.
Unlike previous DSLRs in the professional Nikon range, this camera does not take compact flash cards. It will take XQD and SDHC / SDXC cards and is supplied with an SDXC card.