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Nikon D850 Review Summary

46 Megapixels46 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts XQD memory.Accepts XQD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Nikon D850 Assessment

The Nikon D850 is an excellent DSLR which is hard to find fault with. It delivers the best overall performance with an impressive combination of high-resolution and speed thanks to its 46 megapixels BSI-CMOS sensor and fast EXPEED 5 processor that deliver full-resolution images at 7 FPS and even up to 9 FPS with the optional battery-grip plus 4K Ultra-HD video from the fill sensor-width.

One could easily say that the Nikon D850 is a nearly perfect embodiment of a DSLR. It delivers an exceptional performance with extremely detailed images having good color, neutral white-balance and class-leading dynamic-range. Metering needs a little more adjustment than ideal yet rarely needs much compensation.

This DSLR simply keeps up with everything. Its 153-Point Phase-Detect AF system featuring 99 Cross-Type points is extremely fast, highly accurate and very sensitive. Shutter-lag is simply instantaneous and is followed by virtually no blackout. Every dial, switch and button gets an immediate response, making this the most responsive digital camera ever reviewed here. The 9 FPS maximum frame-rate, although it requires a dedicated grip and different battery, is truly impressive given the 46 MP high-resolution sensor.

Nikon really created the D850 with photography in mind, having a high number of controls, many of them illuminated, dual control-dials, a backlit status LCD and a built-in viewfinder shutter. This camera can be configured to put virtually all important photographic controls at your fingertips. This says plenty since this is one of the most feature-rich DSLR to date.

The Nikon D850 exceeds expectations. Although per-pixel noise and sharpness are not class-leading, this DSLR compensates very nicely with resolution and throughput. Other than that, the rendition of images is very fine-tunable to produce huge prints that can impress the most discerning viewers.

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PROS CONS
Superb dynamic-range Metering still imperfect
Excellent detail capture Higher per-pixel noise
Good colors accuracy OVF Level hard to see
Reliable White-Balance Bizarre Auto ISO
Ultra-fast and sensitive autofocus system Live-View still mostly not Exposure-Priority
Highly responsive Demanding on lenses
Ultra-short black-out Flex in LCD hinge
Flexible self-timer and exposure delay Asymmetric memory-cards slots
Built-in OVF shutter Pricey
Illuminated controls
Manual focus assist direction indicator
Excellent +Excellent + Excellent +

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By on 2018/01/15
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Nikon D850 Facts


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 36 x 24mm

Full-Frame Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

46 Megapixels DSLRISO 32-102400
Nikon F Mount
1X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-30s
100% Coverage
Extra Large Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
2 Axis Digital LevelCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
WeatherproofSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
7 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesStereo audio input
3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3.2" LCD 2.4 MegapixelsXQD
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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