Extreme resolution meets extreme speed.
When Nikon introduced the D800 and D800E, it set a new benchmark for DSLR image quality and super high resolution photography that approached medium format. Now, five years later, Nikon proudly introduces the next evolution in high resolution DSLRs, a camera that allows photographers to capture fast action in 45.7 megapixels of brilliant resolution. With remarkable advancements across the board—sensor design, autofocus, dynamic range, sensitivity, Speedlight control, battery life, shutter and mirror drive mechanisms, Silent Photography in Live-View mode, focus shift capability and more—this is quite possibly the most impressive, well-rounded DSLR yet.
- FX Format
- 45.7 Megapixels
- 7 FPS Continuous Shooting
- 64-25,600 ISO Expandable to 102,400
- 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p
Higher Resolution. Faster Speed. Greater Versatility.
The D850 puts staggering image quality and impressive performance within reach of working photographers everywhere.
45.7 Megapixel Back-side Illuminated CMOS Sensor
At the heart of the D850 is a back-side illuminated (BSI) FX-format full-frame CMOS image sensor with 45.7 megapixels and no optical low-pass filter. A marvel of ingenuity, it achieves extraordinary image quality, enhanced light gathering efficiency, faster data readout and truer color with virtually no risk of moiré.
EXPEED 5 Image Processing
Expeed 5 quickly processes all 45.7 megapixels of data for lower noise, wider dynamic range, subtle tonal and textural details, high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 9 fps1 and full-frame 4K UHD movie recording.
Dynamic Range Down to ISO 64
The lower the ISO, the greater the dynamic range. Like the D810 before it, the D850 has the lowest base ISO of any DSLR or mirrorless camera2—ISO 64 (expandable down to ISO 32).
Precision at Every Turn
Fast continuous shooting, flagship autofocus and precise metering.
Speed to Match Your Vision
With a continuous shooting speed of 7 fps or 9 fps using the optional MB-D18 battery pack with EN-EL 18b/a Lithium-ion Battery, the D850 can capture those perfect moments in action from a bride walking down the aisle to gravity-defying sports shots at it’s full 45.7 MP resolution.
A Multimedia Powerhouse
Record cinematic 4K UHD movies in stunning full frame glory.
4K and 8K Time-Lapse
Create jaw-dropping 4K time-lapse movies right in-camera or exquisitely-detailed 8K time-lapse sequences of up to 9,999 full-size stills using D850’s Interval Timer Mode.
120 fps Slow-Motion
Transform dramatic moments into dazzling fluid slow-motion sequences. Record 4x (shoot at 120p, playback at 30/25p) or 5x (shoot at 120p, playback at 24p) slow-motion at 1080p.
Versatile Sound Controls
When audio levels rise unexpectedly, D850’s sound attenuator automatically reduces the microphone sensitivity to prevent distortion and maintain smooth recording with clear sound.
Confirm your manual focus with Focus Peaking4. Select high, medium or low sensitivity and red, yellow, blue or white highlights.
Selectable Highlight Detection
Avoid overly bright or blown-out highlights in your videos with D850’s three selectable Zebra Stripes highlight detection patterns.
Inspired by Photographer Feedback
Next-generation features and performance enhancements designed with the user in mind.
Tilt and TouchThe tilting touchscreen LCD makes it easy to get the shot, even from high or low angles. Use Touch AF, Touch Shutter control and navigate menus, playback and more as if you were using a touch-enabled smart device. Zoom in during Live View shooting and use the new Pinpoint AF to put focus right where you want it.
Focus Stacking Made EasyCreate images with extraordinary depth of field using Focus Shift Mode. Set focal steps from 1 to 10 for up to 300 automated shots and D850 will automatically shift focus between shots and collect the images in a dedicated folder for easy identification when using 3rd party focus stacking software5.
Do Not DisturbWhen silence is golden—shooting golf, press conferences, weddings and more—turn on Silent Photography in Live View and capture without sound or mechanical vibration. In Mode 1, shoot for up to 6 fps continuous at 45.7 MP. In Mode 2, shoot approx. 8.6-megapixel pictures in DX image area at approx. 30 fps for up to 3 seconds.
Add the new MB-D18 Multi Battery Power Pack for improved handling with telephoto prime or telephoto zoom lenses, and increase your shooting speed to 9 fps6 at full resolution.
When you’ve got a deadline, transfer speed can make all the difference. Transfer images and movie files to a PC or FTP server via wired LAN/wireless LAN using the optional WT-7 Wireless Transmitter.
Digitize the gems from your film days at D850’s full 45.7 MP using the new optional ES-2 Film Digitizer Adapter on a compatible Micro-Nikkor lens.
Light it Up
Create greater depth and dimension with advanced flash control and Nikons Creative Lighting System.
When combined with the optional WR-A10/R10 transceiver7, the D850 can control and wirelessly fire radio controlled SB-5000 Speedlights from another room, around corners or outdoors in bright sunlight.
Spend more time taking great photos and less time waiting for things to process.
Using optional XQD storage allows for optimum handling of D850’s incredible high resolution files and shooting speeds. SD can be used for back up, overflow or just as extra storage space.
Seamlessly switch between raw sizes of Large (45.4 MP), Medium (25.6 MP) and Small (11.4 MP), whichever fits your need or workflow. Save time with raw batch processing right in the camera.
Built-in Wireless Connectivity
Transfer images to a compatible smartphone or tablet instantly using Nikon’s SnapBridge app and the D850’s constant Bluetooth Low Energy connection.
Designed to Outperform
Whether in the studio or on-location, from the catwalk or the scenic overlook to a wedding ceremony or night sky, the Nikon D850 is the versatile tool to capture all, with astounding resolution and speed.
Phenomenal Battery PerformanceAll day shooting shouldn’t require frequent battery changes. The D850 is extremely energy efficient and can shoot approx. 1,840 shots8 at full resolution or approx. 70 minutes of video on a single charge. Even when powering external monitors and working in extreme conditions, the D850 performs brilliantly.
Built RuggedThe D850 is built for extreme durability using rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber materials. The sturdy camera body protects the sophisticated technologies inside against accidental shock.
Withstand the ElementsThe D850 has extensive weather and dust sealing applied to its joint parts and seams, allowing you to shoot with confidence, even in harsh weather conditions and the most extreme environments.
1 Up to 7 fps; use the MB-D18 Multi Battery Power Pack with the EN-EL 18b/a Lithium-ion Battery and shoot full resolution up to 9 fps.
2 Among DSLR and Mirrorless cameras as of August 24, 2017.
3 DX Nikkor also compatible.
4 Available with Full HD or HD or in Stills Live View Mode.
5 Requires 3rd party software.
6 Requires EN-EL 18b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.
7 Requires firmware version 3.0 or later.
8 Based on CIPA Standards.
± Wi-Fi Compatibility
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
Using the SnapBridge App
Android 5.0 or later, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 or later, 8.0 or later
iOS 8.4 or later, iOS 9.1 or later (latest version of iOS 8 or iOS 9 recommended) plus iOS 10.1, iOS 10 (latest versions recommended), iOS 9.3, iOS 10.3, iOS 11, iOS 11.4
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
Updating to Version 2
Images downloaded to the smart device with version 1.x will no longer be displayed in the Gallery after you upgrade to version 2, but can be viewed in the “Photos” app provided with the smart device.
SnapBridge 2.5 does not require that camera firmware be updated.
D500, D7500, D5600, D3500, D3400, D850
Z 7, Z 6
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