Nikon D850 Launched (But on Pre-Order)
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Tech Specs At A Glance
FX, CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
XQD, SD, SDHC (UHS-II compliant), SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
Frame advance rate
Up to 9 fps
With an EN-EL18b battery inserted in an MB-D18 battery pack
CL: 1 to 8 fps
CH: 9 fps
QC: 3 fps
Other power sources
CL: 1 to 6 fps
CH: 7 fps
QC: 3 fps
ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Movie – frame size (pixels) and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
1920 x 1080: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
1280 x 720: 60p, 50p
1920 x 1080 (slow-mo): 30p x4, 25p x4, 24p x5
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160 (when quality is fixed at “high”) and 1920 x 1080 slow-mo (when quality is fixed at “normal”)
8-cm (3.2–in.) diagonal tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control. Resolution: approx. 2359k-dot (XGA)
One EN-EL15a rechargeable Li-ion battery. Up to 1840 still images. Based on CIPA standards.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 146 x 124 x 78.5 mm (5.8 x 4.9 x 3.1 in.)
Approx. 1005 g
(2 lb. 3.5 oz.) with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap; approx. 915 g/2 lb. 0.3 oz. (camera body only)
Summary of main features
Resolution: 45.7 megapixels of effective resolution. extremely detailed 45.4 MP files. Back-illuminated FX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter.
Speed: shoot at 7 fps. Or shoot full-resolution images at 9 fps when using the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack (with the EN-EL18B battery inserted).
Light sensitivity: the latest EXPEED 5 image processor delivers exceptionally clean images across the ISO range of 64–25600, extendable from 32 to 102400 (equivalent). The full ISO range is available for 4K video shooting also
Precision: the same fantastic 153-point AF system as the flagship D5 offers sensitivity down to -4 EV at the central point (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F). Metering down to -3 EV enables precise automatic exposures even when the only light is the light of the moon.
4K video with no crop factor: record full-frame 4K/UHD movies at 30p, with no crop-factor limitations. Shoot more than three hours using the MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack.
In-camera 4K timelapse: film 4K timelapse movies in-camera, and harness the D850’s 45.7 effective megapixels to create spectacular 8K timelapse movies in post.
RAW flexibility: shoot 45.4 MP RAW size Large, 25.6 MP RAW size Medium, or 11.4 MP RAW size Small (both Medium and Small are 12-bit lossless compressed).
Any environment: extensive weather sealing readies the D850 for harsh environments. The same full-button illumination seen on Nikon’s D5 ensures easy handling under the blanket of night.
Fast storage media: a dual card slot unit enables use of a UHS-II SD card and an XQD card—the fastest combination possible.