Nikon D850 review: specs and price

Nikon D850

Why is Nikon D850 better than the average?

  • Focus points
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    153vs84.32
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    45.7MPvs18.33MP
  • Battery life (CIPA)
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    1840shotsvs414.57shots
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs43679.77fps
  • Noise
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    2660 ISOvs1252.82 ISO
  • Image quality
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    100vs72.14
  • Fastest shutter speed
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    1/8000svs1/3167s
  • Color depth
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    26.4bitsvs21.47bits

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Nikon D850
8.8
6 User reviews
Nikon D850
8.8/10
6 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.7/10
6 votes

Video quality

8.5/10
6 votes

Controls

9.0/10
6 votes

Low-light performance

9.5/10
6 votes

Autofocus

8.3/10
6 votes

Comments

Hans

Hans

7 months ago

10 / 10

Overall the best and most stabile camera.

Hans

Hans

7 months ago

10 / 10

Just the feeling, holding it my hands, the size and ergonomy is perfect.

1 users found this helpful
TREYRU

TREYRU

1 month ago

9 / 10

Love my D850

TREYRU

TREYRU

1 month ago

9 / 10

It does have an issue that I want to make everyone aware of. First, this camera has a steep learning curve. I bought a book to help me climb the curve a little faster. There are many controls within the camera settings as defined by the software. Second, I've had an issue with the mirror getting stuck in the up position twice. The first time I took it to the dealer and it was repaired in about 15 minutes. The second time I looked through several blogs and found a fix that took about a minute. From what I can tell this is a known issue for newer Nikon DSLR's. If you find yourself in this situation try this fix (worked for me, hope it works for you); -Remove the lens -Look on the left front side of the shutter box and see a small black flat lever sticking out about an eighth of an inch (its spring loaded) -Using your finger gently push this lever down until it stays depressed in the down position -Check for crud on the mirror -Reinstall the lens -Turn the camera on -Depress the shutter button one time Sensor. The D850 functions far beyond expectations in many shooting environments. The combination of available high ISO settings and high resolution sensor allow you to take great pictures in low light that many cameras cannot even contemplate. The high resolution sensor permits extreme cropping and or large prints without pixilation. Weight. It's weight does not lend itself to convenient use while traveling, however, for me, the picture quality makes it worth lugging around. The camera body itself weighs about 2.2 pounds. Adding the battery grip runs it up to about 3 1/2 pounds. With my Sigma 24 to 70 zoom the wait goes up to 5 1/2 pounds. That's a lot to be lugging around your neck but it depends on how bad you want good pictures. The D850 to the Z9; the Z9 weighs .8 lb more. Battery life. The D850 will take approximately 1800 shots on one internal battery. Mirrorless cameras run about 1/3 of that at best. I would really like to go mirrorless but the tech hasn't developed enough to compete with the D850 battery life. Plus I just don't like carrying around a pocket full of batteries to feed my camera. While on this subject I wanna comment on batteries as they relate to the mirror hanging issue. Some owners believe the mirror hang issue is related to battery type, condition, temperature or aftermarket status. I did not find this true in my situation. Knowing what I do would I buy it again, yes.

1 users found this helpful
Anupras

Anupras

4 months ago

10 / 10

I want more best quality

Anupras

Anupras

4 months ago

10 / 10

Best experience and best quality

0 users found this helpful

Design

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.Has a flip-out screen
βœ”Nikon D850
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display which shows the framed image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image; they can be more compact; it's easier to focus with digital zoom; and they sometimes offer extra info on the display (such as a live histogram).
With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Optics

1.sensor size

Full format

One of the most important aspects of a camera is the size of its sensor. A larger sensor will capture more light, which results in improved low-light performance, dynamic range, and general image quality.
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

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With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7.has AF tracking
βœ”Nikon D850
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

Videography

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a microphone input
βœ”Nikon D850
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
7.Has timelapse function
βœ”Nikon D850
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
8.movie bitrate

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The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

2660 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.supports Wi-Fi
βœ”Nikon D850
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
6.Has dual card slots
βœ”Nikon D850
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
7.shoots raw
βœ”Nikon D850
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
It is capable of shooting stills in a lossless compressed raw format. This has all the advantages of shooting raw, while taking up much less storage space. The smaller file size also allows quicker read/write speeds.

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