Nikon D850

$3299.95

Best for

Experts

Grade (Out of ten)

9.2
Image Quality : 10
Performance : 10
Design : 9
Features : 9
Price : 8
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Description

The D850 is Nikon’s top-of-the-line professional body that’s on the cutting-edge of technology. It’s the latest in the line of many excellent cameras, replacing the venerable D810 in Nikon’s lineup.

This camera sports many features that expert photographers appreciate. It’s 45.7-megapixel sensor is one of the best ever made, earning a perfect score from DXOMark. The full frame, back-illuminated CMOS sensor produces astounding image quality, and with all those megapixels, it’s the ideal camera for pros that need to create large format prints.

The D850 is packed with technology, including Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. Its illuminated controls are a great feature for photographers that shoot in low-light situations, as is this camera’s ISO performance, which gives you clean images even at ISO 25600. Shooters will also appreciate the touchscreen-enabled tilting LCD that has 2.36 million dots of resolution.

This camera also has an excellent autofocus system that has 153 points, including 99 cross-type, as well as a 180,000-pixel metering system. Add in Nikon’s EXPEED 5 processor, 7 fps continuous shooting, 4K video at 30p, and a battery that gives you up to 1,840 shots, and you have the makings of a top-notch camera.

Of course, all that comes at a cost. The biggest negative for many shooters is the price tag of this camera. All that technology also adds to its weight, so it’s certainly not the lightest camera around at well over two pounds.

Despite that, the Nikon D850 is one of Nikon’s best cameras ever, and one of the top cameras on the market today.

Pros

  • Superb 45.7-megapixel full frame BSI CMOS sensor
  • 4K Video
  • Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 153-point autofocus system with 99 cross-type points
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Autofocus down to -4EV

Cons

  • No in-camera image stabilization
  • Heavy body (2.24 pounds)
  • Pricey
  • Camera Specs:

    Quality

    • Megapixels : 45.7
    • Sensor Size : 35mm Full Frame
    • Video Quality : 4K
    • DxO Mark Test Score : 100

    Performance

    • Shutter Speed : 1/8000
    • Aperture : N/A
    • ISO : 64-25600
    • Burst Speed : 7 fps
    • Autofocus Points : 153
    • Image Stabilization : Available in Lens

    Design

    • Weight : 2.24 pounds
    • Viewfinder : Yes
    • Screen : 3.2-inch
    • Secondary screen : Yes
    • Controls : 1,840 shots
    • Battery Life : N/A

    Features

    • Manual Modes : Yes
    • RAW : Yes
    • Wi-Fi : Yes
    • Other : Weather and dust-sealing

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