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Nikon D850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Nikon D850. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The durability and image quality also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the portability, and some have doubts about the reliability and focus.

performance, image quality, durability, screen, usability

price, flash, contrast, focus, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Hillary Grigonis (digitaltrends.com)

Nikon D850 Review

 

The Nikon D850 is the first DSLR that truly fits both speed and resolution in the same camera.

45.7-megapixel full-frame sensor renders excellent detail ; Speedy 153-point autofocus system ; 7 fps burst mode; 9 fps with battery grip ; Sturdy, weather-sealed design ; 4K video and 1080p slow-motion

Live-view autofocus is slower ; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection isn’t always reliable ; Pricey

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Nikon D850 Review

 

The Nikon D850 is a 45.7MP full-frame DSLR with an autofocus system lifted wholesale from the pro-sports focused D5. 4K capture, continuous shooting at 7 or 9 frames per second make it sound like the ultimate all rounder. Is it all that these specs...

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D850

 

The Nikon D850 offers the best of all worlds: extreme resolution, fantastic image quality, fast shooting, and an exceptional build. It's our favorite pro SLR.

Full-frame 45.7MP image sensor. 153-point autofocus system. 7fps burst shooting. Wide ISO range. 4K video. Large optical viewfinder. Tilting touch LCD. Dual card slots. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Live View focus uses contrast detection only. Omits built-in flash. SnapBridge system needs some work.

Whether or not the D850 is even on your radar is largely dependent on how vested you are in your current camera system, and whether or not that system is Nikon. Let's talk about other systems first. For Canon devotees, we recommend the EOS 5D Mark IV...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D850

 

In what Nikon calls "the new benchmark in DSLR image quality", the Nikon D850 is, in many ways, a more compact, more affordable version of the company's D5 flagship DSLR. We'll get into the specifics in just a moment, but this modern, rugged DSLR hangs...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

D850 officially introduced by Nikon

 

Nikon D850 full-frame camera : Nikon introduces the D850 and gives full-frame photographers the ultimate combination of resolution, speed, and light sensitivity. From the studio to the remotest locations on earth, this FX-format DSLR doesn't just...

Tim Carter, Senior Product Manager, Nikon UK, says: “The D850 is an exceptional follow-up to the hugely successful D810 and we are thrilled to be adding it to our line-up of full-frame D-SLRs. It’s an ideal choice for photographers who want the freedom...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D850 release date and specifications

 

Nikon D850 specifications and pictures : The D850 DSLR will soon be introduced, which is no surprise since Nikon confirmed this news through a press release last month. The Japanese manufacturer did not reveal a lot of details about its new full-frame...

If all these specs turn out to be right, Nikon will again launch a very impressive camera. We will have to wait until August 24, 2017, that´s the release date of this new Full-Frame camera.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D850 DSLR coming soon

 

Nikon announces upcoming release of D850 : In April there was already a suspicion that the D810 would not be succeeded by the D820, but by the D850, this has now been confirmed by Nikon themselves. On Nikon's 100th birthday, the company announced the...

"The D850 is the successor to the D810, which was highly praised by its users for offering extremely sharp and clear rendering, with rich tone characteristics.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D850 Full-Frame camera

 

Nikon D850 professional SLR camera : Yesterday, Nikon has introduced a series of anniversary products on occasion of its 100th anniversary this year. The anniversary cameras, lenses, binoculars and accessories are existing products with an additional...

Apr, 2017

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D850 Review

 

Offering a compelling balance of size and speed, the Nikon D850 is the best all-round DSLR camera that we've ever had the pleasure of reviewing. This is really the one camera that can do it all, from landscapes to action, reportage to weddings, the...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Dave Etchells (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D850 Review: Why it's the best SLR Nikon's made. Ever.

 

The D850 is easily Nikon's most versatile DSLR to date. Offering a new 45MP sensor, faster processor and an improved weather-sealed body, the D850 is comfortable, highly customizable and able to photograph pretty much whatever you want to throw at it.

Class-leading resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Very good high ISO performance; Very fast AF and burst shooting; Durable weather-sealed body; Improved ergonomics; Touchscreen; Dual card slots; 4K video.

Live view/video mode still uses sluggish contrast-detect AF; Viewfinder only tests at ~98% coverage; No 4K at 60p; 30-minute video clip limit; Focus peaking not supported with 4K.

The D850 is easily Nikon's most versatile DSLR to date. Offering a new 45MP sensor, faster processor and an improved weather-sealed body, the D850 is comfortable, highly customizable and able to photograph pretty much whatever you want to throw at it....

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone:Y
Voice recording:Y

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):1840
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:70

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Contrast adjustment:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Histogram:Y
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Playback Modes:Next, Normal, Pause, Play, Previous, Slideshow, Stop
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Program, Scene
Tripod mountable:Y
Tripod mounting supported:Y
Tripod thread:1/4
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Sunny

Design

Color of product:Black
Product color:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display resolution (numeric):2359000
Flip-out screen:N
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N

Flash

Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3EV step)
Flash modes:Auto, Normal, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:17.7
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter size:3.03
Focal length range (f-f):0.945 - 4.72
Lens mount interface:Nikon AF-S
Lens structure (elements/groups):17/13
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:4
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:64, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):64
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC,XQD
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

USB connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.941
Maximum image resolution:8256 x 5504
Megapixel:45.7
Sensor format:FX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):8256 x 5504, 5192 x 4128, 4128 x 2752, 6880 x 4584, 5152 x 3432, 3440 x 2288, 5504 x 5504, 4128 x 4128, 2752 x 2752, 5408 x 3600, 4048 x 2696, 2704 x 1800, 8256 x 4640, 6192 x 3480, 4128 x 2320, 5408 x 3040, 4048 x 2272, 2704 x 1520
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 5:4
Total megapixels:46.89

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge:Y
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@25fps,3840x2160@30fps
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.75
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.09
Height:4.88
Weight:32.3
Width:5.75