Nikon D850 Review

Overall Score

91

Main Features

  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1015g.
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  • Replaced: D810

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Nikon D850 Overview


First introduced in August, 2017, Nikon D850 is a 46 MP DSLR with a Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D810 with D850. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D850 with Nikon D810


Nikon D850 comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.9 x 23.9 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.13 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Nikon D850 ~ 8306 x 5537 pixels.

Nikon D850 has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 858.0 mm².

There are approximate 45,990,322 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon D850 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon D850 Nikon D850 2017 46MP 64 - 25600 1015g 146 x 124 x 79mm
Nikon D810A Nikon D810A 2015 36MP 200 - 12800 880g 146 x 123 x 82mm
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 2014 36MP 64 - 12800 980g 146 x 123 x 82mm
Nikon D800 Nikon D800 2012 36MP 100 - 6400 900g 146 x 123 x 82mm
Nikon D800E Nikon D800E 2012 36MP 100 - 6400 900g 146 x 123 x 82mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon D850


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D850 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
AF Face Detection
46MP High Resolution Sensor
2359k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
99 Cross Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
200000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
1840 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
153 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 1015g
No Image Stabilization
Type Scores

Nikon D850 has an Overall Score of 91/100 and ranked #1 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #14 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon D850 Scores
Imaging score
85
Features score
90
Value for money score
96
Portability score
62
Overall score
91
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D850


Nikon D850 weighs 1015g and has external dimensions of 146 x 124 x 79mm (5.75 x 4.88 x 3.11"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Nikon D850 is 232 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D850
1015g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D850
79mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D850 with the dimensions:

Nikon D850

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D850 Dimensions D850
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 1015 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 146 x 124 x 79 mm
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 980 g 1015 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 146 x 124 x 79 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 890 g 1015 g 151 x 116 x 76 mm 146 x 124 x 79 mm
Nikon D500 Nikon D500 860 g 1015 g 147 x 115 x 81 mm 146 x 124 x 79 mm
Nikon D5 Nikon D5 1415 g 1015 g 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm 146 x 124 x 79 mm
Sony Alpha A7R III Sony A7R III 657 g 1015 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 146 x 124 x 79 mm
Canon EOS 5DS R Canon 5DS R 930 g 1015 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 146 x 124 x 79 mm
Sony Alpha A7R II Sony A7R II 625 g 1015 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 146 x 124 x 79 mm

Specifications of Nikon D850


General
Brand Nikon
Model D850
Announced August, 2017
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 153
Number of Cross Focus Points 99
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 64
Max Boosted ISO 102400
Min Boosted ISO 32
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1840 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15a
Physical
Weight 1015 g
Physical Dimensions 146 x 124 x 79 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + XQD
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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