2017 is supposed to be a great year for Nikon Cameras who celebrated their 100th anniversary on 25th July. The Japanese camera maker actually had a pretty bad 2016 with falling profits and issues with key products – Nikon’s first ever 4K 360-degree action camera, the Keymission 360, suffered poor reviews due to spotty connectivity software and the company failed to launch any new Nikon 1-series mirrrorless cameras. Nikon also announced earlier this year that they were stopping development of three delayed cameras in the brand’s DL-series premium compact range and dropped the entire series from their lineup.
So far in 2017 Nikon have already released a top tier enthusiast APS-C DSLR camera, and now they’ve teased the upcoming D850 full-frame camera, which will finally replace the brand’s three year old D810 – a workhorse for photography professionals. Nikon officials have also confirmed that the company is working on a new family of mirrorless cameras.
Now Nikon’s official D850 announcement was short on details and product images, though the company has claimed that the new FX-format DSLR camera will be a versatile high-technology camera meant for a wide range of users – from landscape photography to landscape, fashion, weddings and sports. Nikon also released the following video that teases the new D850’s ability to capture time-lapse 8K video:
The images you see here, however, are apparently official product images that were leaked to the rumor website NikonRumors.com. The website also claims that the D850 will sport a 45 to 46-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, have improved ISO range, tiltable touchscreen LCD screen, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth and the ability to capture non-cropped 4K UHD video in FX format.
How much of this information is correct is frankly still a guess, but expect Nikon to release more details on the D850 soon, perhaps by October at Photo+ Expo 2017.