Nikon D850 with Nikon D780 Comparison

Nikon D850 and Nikon D780 Main Features

  • August, 2017
  • January, 2020
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1015g.
  • 144 x 116 x 76 mm, 840g.
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Nikon D850 Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
90
Value for money score
96
Portability score
62
Overall score
91

Nikon D780 Scores


Imaging score
81
Features score
86
Value for money score
94
Portability score
69
Overall score
86

Nikon D780 with Nikon D850 Overview


Let's compare D850 with D780. Both cameras produced Nikon. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Nikon D850 was released in 2017, and Nikon D780 in 2020. D780 is newer, which is a plus. D850 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of D850 is greater than that of D780. The difference of 21 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (D780), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Nikon D780, the maximum ISO is greater by 25600. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon D850 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon D850 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General D850 D780
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model D850 D780
Announced August, 2017 January, 2020
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 305 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels 2359k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75 0.7
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 51
Number of Cross Focus Points 99 15
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/900 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm² 858.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP 25 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 6048 x 4024
Max Native ISO 25600 51200
Min Native ISO 64 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400 204800
Min Boosted ISO 32 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) Yes
Battery
Battery Life 1840 shots 2260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15a EN-EL15b
Physical
Weight 1015 g 840 g
Physical Dimensions 146 x 124 x 79 mm 144 x 116 x 76 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 Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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