Nikon’s New D850 45.7 MP DSLR Camera With 4K Video And 8K Timelapse Is Awesome

by on August 24, 2017

Juan Carlos Ropel, August 24, 2017

While celebrating Nikon’s 100th anniversary, the Japanese corporation has introduced a Nikon FX-format digital SLR camera that optimizes an excellent combination of high resolution and high-speed performance. We’re talking about the Nikon’s D850, their next-generation full-frame camera for professional photographers and advanced hobbyists who want to get the best picture quality possible from a prosumer 4K DSLR.

The D850 is the successor to the Nikon D810, and is Nikon’s first digital SLR camera to be equipped with a backside illumination CMOS sensor. The camera offers an effective pixel count of a massive 45.7 megapixels (ideal for billboards and 8K displays) that’s more reminiscent of certain Sony mirrorless models such as the A7R II, with the same huge megapixel range, and supports the ISO 64-25600 range of standard sensitivities, ranging from its native ISO sensitivity of 64 to 25,600, and can be further increased to a range of 32-102,400, though effective, noise-free ISO is much lower than these maximum amounts.

Nikon D850 DSLR

Thanks to its equipped backside illumination CMOS sensor capable of high-speed readout of high-volume data; the latest image-processing engine, the EXPEED 5, that processes a considerably large amount of information at high speed, and newly designed shutter and mirror mechanism, the D850 camera is capable of high-speed continuous shooting. It can shoot 7 FPS at maximum resolution and up to 9 FPS by attaching an optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack.

Nikon also stuffed a 153-point AF system (also used in Nikon’s D5), which provides a greater certainty of capturing moving subjects, and is possibly one of the best autofocus systems out there.

Another useful curiosity is the D850’s silent shooting mode, which deactivates the mechanical shutter’s front and rear curtains and uses the image sensor to perform the operations, making this an effective choice in situations when the sound of shutter is distracting or impolite, such as theater performances, museums, weddings or quiet places.

It’s also the first Nikon FX-format D-SLR camera to offer full-frame 4K UHD video. It can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second and 1080p video at 120 frames per second, and is capable of making 8K time-lapse video to make the most of interval timer photography, as well as 4x and 5x slow-motion movies.

Nikon 45.7 MPixel D850 4K camera

The Nikon D850 features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a rechargeable Li-ion battery that can shoot approx. 1840 still images from a single charge or 70 minutes of video. It has a built-in dual memory card slot with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

All in all, this new model is looking like one real beast of a 4K-capable DSLR shooter and its megapixel range, backlit sensor and 8K time-lapse capacity alone are definitely something to consider for assorted shooting needs.

Right now you can get the D850 on pre-order on Nikon’s website starting at $3,299.95

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