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Nikon D850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Nikon D850. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The durability and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and focus. There are some mixed views about the portability.

performance, image quality, durability, screen, usability

price, flash, contrast, focus, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon D850

 

Is this the most versatile professional DSLR ever made? . Nikon D850.

Sensor resolves exceptionally fine detail ; Super-fast autofocus and silent shooting in Live View ; Inherits AF toggle from D500 for fast AF point positioning ; Impressive battery life with EN-EL15a battery

Lacks on-chip phase detection AF in Live View ; Touchscreen doesn’t allow users to adjust key exposure settings ; SnapBridge connectivity requires improvement

The Nikon D850 is the perfect blend of high-resolution, speed and performance. It’s an all-round sensation and will be hugely popular with its target audience.

Oct, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Hillary Grigonis (digitaltrends.com)

Nikon D850 Review

 

The Nikon D850 is the first DSLR that truly fits both speed and resolution in the same camera.

45.7-megapixel full-frame sensor renders excellent detail ; Speedy 153-point autofocus system ; 7 fps burst mode; 9 fps with battery grip ; Sturdy, weather-sealed design ; 4K video and 1080p slow-motion

Live-view autofocus is slower ; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection isn’t always reliable ; Pricey

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Nikon D850 Review

 

The Nikon D850 is a 45.7MP full-frame DSLR with an autofocus system lifted wholesale from the pro-sports focused D5. 4K capture, continuous shooting at 7 or 9 frames per second make it sound like the ultimate all rounder. Is it all that these specs...

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D850

 

The Nikon D850 offers the best of all worlds: extreme resolution, fantastic image quality, fast shooting, and an exceptional build. It's our favorite pro SLR.

Full-frame 45.7MP image sensor. 153-point autofocus system. 7fps burst shooting. Wide ISO range. 4K video. Large optical viewfinder. Tilting touch LCD. Dual card slots. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Live View focus uses contrast detection only. Omits built-in flash. SnapBridge system needs some work.

Whether or not the D850 is even on your radar is largely dependent on how vested you are in your current camera system, and whether or not that system is Nikon. Let's talk about other systems first. For Canon devotees, we recommend the EOS 5D Mark IV...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D850

 

In what Nikon calls "the new benchmark in DSLR image quality", the Nikon D850 is, in many ways, a more compact, more affordable version of the company's D5 flagship DSLR. We'll get into the specifics in just a moment, but this modern, rugged DSLR hangs...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nikon D850 review

 

This speedy DSLR also has a serious eye for detail

Super high-res sensor capable of incredible detail ; Burst mode makes it good for action too ; Weatherproof and extremely well built ; Incredibly crisp optical viewfinder ; Silent shooting mode is a useful extra

Centred focus points sometimes means recomposing ; XQD cards are expensive

A dependable beast of a full-frame camera that should be top of the wishlist for pros and enthusiastic amateurs alike

Oct, 2017

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by : Timothy Coleman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon D850 review: The best DSLR ever?

 

Right now, it's hard to think of a better camera than the Nikon D850. It's a photographers' camera. And a clear contender for camera of the year.

Excellent dynamic range ; High-resolution and sharp detail (in the right hands) ; New silent shooting mode ; Large viewfinder ; Vibrant and responsive tilt-angle touchscreen LCD ; Insanely good battery life ; Nikon’s best AF system ; Improved handling...

No built-in flash ; AF in Live view mode is slow ; Especially in low light ; Xpensive once all extras are included

The Nikon D850 impresses on paper. But after sustained use it's blown us away. This is one mean 45.4-million-pixel picture-making machine.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Nikon D850 review

 

High resolution meets high speed

Potential for large and detailed images ; Sophisticated and proven AF system ; Large and bright viewfinder ; 19.4MP DX crop mode ; Epic battery life

More expensive than D810 ; Live View focusing speed behind rivals ; SnapBridge still clunky

Whether you're shooting weddings, landscapes, portraits, action or wildlife, the D850 won't leave you wanting. A much more versatile proposition than the D810 (and its closest rivals for that matter), the D850 is a brilliant DSLR, and perhaps the most...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D850 review: Full-frame DSLR perfection

 

Hyped as Nikon's best ever professional DSLR, the full frame D850 serves up a stunning all-round performance

Packed with features ; Outstanding picture quality ; Easy to use and share photos

Slightly on the heavy side ; This level of performance doesn't come cheap

It doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re in the market for a well-built high-specification, high-resolution DSLR that packs all of the latest technology, then it really is the best choice out there. My only remaining thought is how on Earth are they...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

D850 officially introduced by Nikon

 

Nikon D850 full-frame camera : Nikon introduces the D850 and gives full-frame photographers the ultimate combination of resolution, speed, and light sensitivity. From the studio to the remotest locations on earth, this FX-format DSLR doesn't just...

Tim Carter, Senior Product Manager, Nikon UK, says: “The D850 is an exceptional follow-up to the hugely successful D810 and we are thrilled to be adding it to our line-up of full-frame D-SLRs. It’s an ideal choice for photographers who want the freedom...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y
Voice Recording:Y

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):1840
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:70

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show
Contrast adjustment:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Histogram:Y
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Playback modes:Next, Normal, Pause, Play, Previous, Slideshow, Stop
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Program, Scene
Tripod mountable:Y
Tripod mounting supported:Y
Tripod thread:1/4
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Sunny

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13
Display resolution (numeric):2359000
Flip-out screen:N
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N

Flash

Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3EV step)
Flash Modes:Auto, Normal, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.45
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter Size:7.7
Focal length range (f-f):24 - 120
Lens mount interface:Nikon AF-S
Lens structure (elements/groups):17/13
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:4
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Optical Zoom:5

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:64, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):64
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC,XQD
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.9 x 23.9
Maximum image resolution:8256 x 5504
Megapixel:45.7
Sensor Format:FX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):8256 x 5504, 5192 x 4128, 4128 x 2752, 6880 x 4584, 5152 x 3432, 3440 x 2288, 5504 x 5504, 4128 x 4128, 2752 x 2752, 5408 x 3600, 4048 x 2696, 2704 x 1800, 8256 x 4640, 6192 x 3480, 4128 x 2320, 5408 x 3040, 4048 x 2272, 2704 x 1520
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 5:4
Total MegaPixels:46.89

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge:Y
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@25fps,3840x2160@30fps
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.75
Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:78.5
Height :124
Weight:915
Width:146