The new D850 FX-format DSLR is the much anticipated replacement for the popular D810, and like its predecessor will appeal to professional photographers and serious hobbyists eager to harness the new camera’s versatility and performance for stills and videos across a range of photography genres, from wedding photography to nature, events and fashion photography.
The rumors on the D850s technical specifications also seem to have been pretty accurate, as it comes equipped with a powerful new Full-Frame 45.7-megapixel FX-format BSI CMOS sensor with up to 9-fps continuous shooting mode, new EXPEED 5 image processor and a vastly improved dynamic range of native ISO 65 to 25,600! Combined with an extended low metering limit and better auto exposure (AE) the D850 should be an excellent at capturing low-light photos. To ensure precision focus the D850 is equipped with the same Focus System used in the flagship Nikon D5 – a 153-point, Multi-Cam 20K AF system which features 99 cross type sensors.
All modern digital cameras now have high-quality video capture as a standard feature, and the D850 packs a professional level full-frame 4K UHD (3840×2160)/30p video capability with features such as the ability to capture Full HD 1080p at up to 120fps for slow motion video capture or using the camera’s intervalometer to create stunning Time Lapse videos in 4K and even 8K resolution!
A unique feature of the D850 is the camera’s negative digitizer, which when paired with a film holder and micro lens, will enable photographers to convert their old negative film to 45-megapixel digital images for digital storage and restoration!
The Nikon D850 comes in a weather-resistant magnesium body and has a tilting 3.2-inch touchscreen display, electronic shutter for silent and high-speed shooting, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth and dual memory card slots. The camera will be available in September with an RRP set at USD$3,299.95 in the USA.
In Singapore the The Nikon D850 will be available from September 2017 with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, or with the body-only configuration. Singapore pricing to be confirmed at a later date.