Meet Nikon D850: 45.7 MP, Focus Stacking Built-in, & Focus Peaking
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: the official announcement of the new D850, perhaps the most impressive full-frame DSLR to date from Nikon. With a jaw-dropping litany of specifications and features certain to set a fire in the world of photography, this is one release for more than just the fans.
“The Nikon D850 is much more than a camera, rather it’s a statement that Nikon is continuing to listen to customer needs, to innovate for the next 100 years, and bring to market a full-frame DSLR that exceeds the expectations of the professionals that rely on this caliber of camera to make a living,” states Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.
With the information released recently, these words do not go amiss as Nikon step-up to set the DSLR-shaped bar for all its competitors. So Nikon fan or not, check out the key highlights below.
- 45.7 megapixel FX format (full-frame), back-side Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, a first ever for Nikon DSLRs.
- This should improve low-light performance.
- Full frame 4K UHD video capabilities.
- Up to 7-fps capture rate, or up to 9-fps with optional battery grip.
- Wide ISO range from 64-25,600 (Expandable down to ISO 32, up to 102,400)
- 153-point, Multi-Cam 20K AF system.
- EXPEED 5 image processing engine, Nikon’s most powerful yet.
- Buffer approximately 51 frames of 14-bit lossless RAW Capture / 170 frames of 12-bit lossless.
- Tilting LCD Touchscreen
- Silent Shooter Mode in Live View
- 3 Sizes of RAW files including Large (45.4-MP), Medium (25.6-MP) and Small (11.4-MP).
Beyond that, Nikon is offering other exciting features including built-in focus stacking, the option of five shooting formats and their widest and brightest optical viewfinder ever. Boasting a battery promising up to 1,840 shots at full res or around 70 mins of video in a single charge, this camera looks perfect for professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Here’s a quick look at the focus stacking feature of the Nikon D850:
For those looking to flex their video skills, Nikon is offering a slew of features establishing it as perhaps the most versatile DSLR to date. These include 4K UHD at 24/30-fps, slow-motion (1080p at 120fps), focus peaking to ensure sharpness, 8K/4K time-lapses, zebra stripes, HDMI output and Audio Control.
So with all this and more, the D850, at least on the face of it, does not disappoint. Take a look at the official sample images below:
The Nikon D850 is set for release September 2017 for £3,499 ($3,299), and can be pre-ordered from a number of retailers: