Nikon D850

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When you’ve got the ultimate combination of resolution, speed, and light sensitivity to work with, you don’t just execute incredible work. You show your mastery.

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Description

Welcome to full-frame FX splendour like you’ve never seen it before with the Nikon D850. From the studio to the remotest locations on earth. The Nikon D850’s fast, ultra-high-resolution FX-format sensor uses 45.7 megapixels of effective resolution to deliver richly detailed 45.4 MP files. Print ultra-high-resolution images in ultra-large formats. Shoot true full-frame movies at 4K. The back-illuminated CMOS sensor has no optical low-pass filter and incorporates gapless on-chip micro-lenses as well as an anti-reflective coating. Incoming light reaches the photodiodes more efficiently so you get exceptional detail and incredible dynamic range. And the 153-point AF system, inherited from the D5, assures you of the pin-sharp focus and wide coverage you need for ultra-high-resolution full-frame images.
Land the award-winning moment with the ultimate combination of speed, detail, and precision. Up to 9 fps burst rates at full resolution. Phenomenal autofocus.
Reveal those all-important seconds with the ultimate combination of power and endurance. The D850 shoots at 7 fps. Or you can shoot at 9 fps when using the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack with the EN-EL18B battery (used in the D5) inserted. You get full resolution images, even when shooting in RAW, and the D5 battery allows up to 1840 shots on one charge (in single-frame release mode, based on CIPA standards). A dedicated AF processor ensures blazing subject recognition when you shoot a high number of frames per second: even small subjects moving at high speed in low light can be tracked with remarkable precision. And the camera’s dual card slot unit lets you use a UHS-II SD card and an XQD card—the fastest combination possible.
Reveal the details hidden in the darkest scenes and the deepest shadows. With a class-leading ISO range of 64–25600, extendable from 32 to 102400 (equivalent).
Experience practically noise-free performance at high ISOs and incredible precision even when you shoot in near darkness. The fast EXPEED 5 processing engine inherited from the D5 ensures masterful image quality across the phenomenally wide ISO range. The sensitive autofocus system performs with incredible precision down to -3 EV across all focus points, and the central point performs at -4 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) . The 180K-pixel RGB sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system deliver spectacular results down to -3 EV.
Performance is everything. When you pair ultra-high-resolution imaging power with the flexibility to shoot in any environment and adjust to any workflow—you excel.
Creative flexibility. Stamina. Precision. The D850 doesn’t just perform—it takes perfection to a whole new level. You get uncompromised image performance whether you shoot RAW size Large, Medium, or Small. And both the camera and the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack boast extensive weather sealing: you have the freedom to shoot for longer periods, anywhere. This is also the first DSLR ever to feature an in-camera focus-stacking mode for exceptionally sharp images with vast depth of field.

Nature

Be rare. With the resolution, sharpness, and speed to create unique, awe-inspiring images. Take them there.

 

Commercial sports

Be exceptional. Own the art of movement with an unstoppable combination of speed, resolution, and precision.

Wedding

Big emotions. Gentle gestures. Get inside the energy and power of intimate moments with precise control and heart-stopping sharpness

 

Fashion

Defy exceptions. Re-make the rules. When you have the imaging power to go beyond limitations, your lead shots won’t just be impressive. They’ll be iconic.

 

 

Specifications

Type

Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount

Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)

Effective angle of view

Nikon FX format

Total pixels

46.89 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)

Image size (pixels)

FX (36×24) image area, (L) 8256 x 5504 (45.4 million), (M) 6192 x 4128 (25.5 million), (S) 4128 x 2752 (11.3 million), 1.2x (30×20) image area, (L) 6880 x 4584 (31.5 million), (M) 5152 x 3432 (17.6 million), (S) 3440 x 2288 (7.8 million)
DX (24×16) image area, (L) 5408 x 3600 (19.4 million), (M) 4048 x 2696 (10.9 million), (S) 2704 x 1800 (4.8 million), 5 : 4 (30×24) image area, (L) 6880 x 5504 (37.8 million), (M) 5152 x 4120 (21.2 million), (S) 3440 x 2752 (9.4 million), 1 : 1 (24×24) image area, (L) 5504 x 5504 (30.2 million), (M) 4128 x 4128 (17.0 million), (S) 2752 x 2752 (7.5 million)
FX-format photographs taken during movie recording, (L) 8256 x 4640 (38.3 million), (M) 6192 x 3480 (21.5 million), (S) 4128 x 2320 (9.5 million)
DX-format photographs taken during movie recording, (L) 5408 x 3040 (16.4 million), (M) 4048 x 2272 (9.1 million), (S) 2704 x 1520 (4.1 million)

Storage file formats

NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control System

Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Card slot

1 XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card. Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.

File system

DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.2x (30×20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, 5:4 (30×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1:1 (24×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical

Magnification

Approx. 0.75x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1)

Eyepoint

17 mm (–1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

-3 to +1 m-1

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)

Reflex mirror

Quick return

Depth-of-field preview

Yes, pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled

Compatible lenses

Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection).

Shutter type

Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release, and mirror up release modes

Shutter speed

1/8000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time x 250

Flash sync speed

X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported

Release mode

S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)

Self-timer

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s

Exposure metering

TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels

Metering method

Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle)
Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses

Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)

Matrix or center-weighted metering: –3 to +20 EV. Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV. Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV

Exposure meter coupling

CPU, AI

Mode

Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)

Exposure compensation

–5 to +5 EV, in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off

Autofocus

Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection

Detection range

–4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)

Lens servo

Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C): predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus points

153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection

AF-area mode

Single-point AF, 9-, 25-, 72-, or 153- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector

Flash control

TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Flash modes

Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off

Flash compensation

–3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System

i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF, unified flash control

Sync terminal

ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

White balance

Auto (3 types), natural light auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), all with fine-tuning.

Bracketing types

Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL

Live View – Modes

Photo live view, Movie live view

Live view – lens servo

Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S), full-time-servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (M)

Live view – AF-area mode

Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, pinpoint AF, Subject-tracking AF

Live view – autofocus

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Movie – metering

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Movie – metering method

Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted

Movie – file format

MOV, MP4

Movie – video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Movie – audio recording format

Linear PCM, AAC

Movie – audio recording device

Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable

Movie – ISO sensitivity

Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit
Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600

Other options

Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction

Playback

Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, and auto image rotation

USB

Hi-Speed USB, with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output

Type C HDMI connector

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)

Accessory terminal(s)

Ten-pin remote terminal: can be used to connect optional MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords, ML-3 modulite remote control sets, WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controllers, or GP-1/GP-1A GPS units

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency

2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power

8.5 dBm (EIRP)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security

Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)

Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles

Bluetooth standards

Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1; Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz; Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz

Supported languages

Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Battery pack

Optional MB-D18 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18b Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15a Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18b batteries.

AC adapter

EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

1/4–in. (ISO 1222)

Operating environment – temperature

0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)

Operating environment – humidity

85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

BF-1B body cap, EN-EL15a rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-25a battery charger (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), HDMI/USB cable clip, UC-E22 USB cable, AN-DC18 strap

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