Nikon D850 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D850 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D850 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

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Nikon D850 DSLR Camera (Body Only)


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  • 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 2.36m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
  • Native ISO: 64-25600,Extended: 32-102400
  • 7 fps Shooting for 51 Frames with AE/AF
  • 8K Time-Lapse, Negative Digitizer Mode
  • 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor, Focus Shift Mode
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
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Nikon D850 Overview

  • 1Description

Proving that speed and resolution can indeed coexist, the Nikon D850 is a multimedia DSLR that brings together robust stills capabilities along with apt movie and time-lapse recording. Revolving around a newly designed 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor and proven EXPEED 5 image processor, the D850 is clearly distinguished by its high resolution for recording detailed imagery. The back-illuminated design of the sensor is able to acquire greater detail and clarity when working in low-light conditions, and the sensor also forgoes an optical low-pass filter for improved sharpness. Working in conjunction with the sensor is the EXPEED 5 image processor, which together afford a 7 fps continuous shooting rate for up to 51 consecutive frames, an expandable sensitivity range from ISO 32 to 102400, and 4K UHD video recording using either a DX crop or the entire area of the full-frame sensor. An 8K time-lapse recording mode is also available, as well as additional specialized recording modes for digitizing film negatives and for focus stacking applications. Benefitting the imaging capabilities is an advanced Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system, which debuted with the flagship D5 and offers 99 cross-type sensors for refined focusing accuracy in a variety of lighting conditions. Checking off a number of boxes for multimedia image-makers, the D850 positions itself as not only a high-resolution DSLR but also as a camera for speed, movies, and low-light shooting needs.

Balancing the versatile imaging features, the D850 is also equally refined in its physical design. A large optical pentaprism offering a wide field of view and 0.75x magnification affords photographers a bright, clear, and realistic view for critical shooting needs. Conversely, a 3.2" 2.36m-dot LCD touchscreen is also available for live view shooting, playback, and menu navigation, and features a tilting design to suit working from high and low angles. A weather-sealed design is also employed, to suit working in a variety of environmental conditions, and the optional MB-D18 grip can be added to boost overall shooting times and continuous shooting rates. Additionally, built-in SnapBridge allows for wireless sharing of low-resolution imagery and remote live view use on a linked mobile device, and an optional WT-7a Wireless Transmitter can also be used for faster wireless transferring of files.

45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 5 Processor
A first for Nikon DSLRs, a 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor is used for high-resolution shooting, impressive low-light quality, and fast readout speeds to benefit continuous shooting, movies, and time-lapse recording. The back-illuminated design of the sensor affords noticeably cleaner high-sensitivity output for reduced noise when working at high ISO values, up to a native ISO 25600, as well as vivid and smooth quality at sensitivities as low as ISO 64. The sensor's design also omits the conventional optical low-pass filter in order to achieve the greatest sharpness and resolution from the sensor.

Benefitting the sensor is the apt EXPEED 5 image processor, which affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to shoot continuously at 7 fps for up to 51 consecutive 14-bit lossless compressed raw files in a single burst. When working with the optional MB-D18 grip and EN-EL18a/b battery, this shooting rate can be increased to 9 fps, and up to 30 fps shooting is possible when working in a DX crop mode during Silent Live View.
153-Point Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus System
Complementing the rendering capabilities and speed of the image sensor is the robust Multi-CAM 20K AF system, which features 153 total phase-detection points, including 99 cross-type sensors for improved subject recognition, and 55 of the points are selectable for greater compositional freedom. Benefitting the use of super telephoto lenses and teleconverters, 15 of the points, including nine selectable points, are compatible with an effective aperture of f/8, and all 153 points support working with effective aperture of f/5.6 or brighter.

Managing the abundance of focusing points is a dedicated AF engine, which offers quick response times to benefit tracking fast and randomly moving subjects, even at the top 7 fps shooting rate. The AF engine also contributes to enhanced focusing sensitivity, with all points capable of focusing -4 EV for working in very dark, low-contrast situations.

Furthering the versatility of the focusing system, different AF-area modes can be selected to support varying types of subject matter:
  • Single-Point AF: The camera uses a single point to find focus.
  • Dynamic-Area AF: Available with 25, 72, or 153-point selections, this mode uses a primary single focus point to lock onto focus, and then makes use of the surrounding points for maintaining focus while tracking erratically-moving subjects.
  • Group-Area AF: This mode treats smaller groups of AF points as a single point for a wider field of recognition, and is well-suited to tracking faces or other detailed subjects.
  • 3D-Tracking: Using a subject's color information, this mode utilizes all 153 points to maintain focus on a moving subject while half-pressing the shutter button.
  • Auto-Area AF: This mode makes use of all 153 points to quickly identify the main subject, and then prioritizes recognized faces as portrait subjects in any AF servo mode.

Lastly, a unique auto AF fine-tune function can be employed to ensure the best possible focus for each mounted lens. Rather than relying on photographing distance charts, this function lets you achieve precise focus manually in live view, and then have the AF system calibrate itself to the fine-tuned focus position in order to alleviate front- and back-focusing issues.
4K UHD Video Recording and 8K Time-Lapse
Utilizing the sensor and processor attributes for more than just still imagery, the D850 is also a more-than-capable multimedia camera. Video recording is possible at 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) using either the full-frame area or a DX crop area in 30p, 25, or 24p frame rates. Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported at up to 120p for slow motion playback, and video files can be saved to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out.

Benefitting video recording, a dedicated power aperture button (Pv) makes it possible to achieve smooth, continuous exposure transitions when switching from light to dark areas, and Auto ISO can also be used to maintain a consistent brightness when working in changing lighting situations. Focus Peaking can be used to benefit manual focus control and a Zebra Stripes option is also available to help detect over-exposed areas within the frame. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality, and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.

The D850 also blends both still and video capabilities with the ability to produce 8K time-lapses using the Interval Timer Mode or in-camera 4K time-lapse movies, with the ability to record up to 9999 exposures for either method. This system also makes use of a silent interval timer, which produces no shutter noise, does not contribute to wear on the shutter mechanism, and is energy efficient to maximize battery life.
Body Design
  • A large 3.2" 2.359m-dot LCD screen is available for bright, clear, and vivid image playback and live view shooting. The screen has a tilting design to benefit working from both high and low angles, and it is also a touchscreen for more intuitive operation, navigation, and settings control.
  • The bright optical pentaprism viewfinder offers a large 0.75x magnification and a wide field of view for comfortable and accurate use.
  • Configured with one XQD memory card slot and one UHS-II-compliant SD memory card slot, which allows you to extend file saving capabilities by permitting overflow recording, in-camera file-duplicating, or the ability to segregate raw and JPEG files between the two cards.
  • A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • The ergonomic grip and overall form factor is shaped to benefit handling for extended periods of time and is further accentuated by an anti-slip material and a joystick for seamless settings and focus point selection. Additionally, most of the rear buttons are illuminated for greater visibility when working in dim lighting conditions.
  • The included EN-EL15a rechargeable lithium-ion battery is CIPA-rated to last for approximately 1840 shots per charge. If paired with the optional MB-D18 grip and EN-EL18a/b battery, you can record approximately 5140 shots per charge.
Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering III utilizes a 180,000-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.
Other Camera Features
  • Built-in SnapBridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of low-resolution imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enables communication between the camera and a smart device and, additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance.
  • Faster wireless transfer is possible using the optional WT-7a Wireless Transmitter.
  • A Negative Digitizer mode is specifically designed for photographing film negatives and slides to convert them to high-resolution digital files. This mode is intended to be used with the optional AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens and the ES-2 Slide Copying Adapter.
  • Focus Shift Mode benefits working with focus stacking techniques by automatically recording a series of images at up to 10 different focus steps. Up to 300 individual frames can be recorded within these 10 steps, with the D850 automatically shifting focus between each shot to achieve an extended depth of field. The sequential images will be saved within a unique folder on the memory card in order to keep each series of exposures segregated for a faster and easier post-production workflow.
  • In-camera shooting in the 1:1 square format and classic 4:5 format is possible, and the viewfinder will be automatically shaded during shooting in order to aid in more accurate composition.
  • Raw files can be recorded in three separate sizes for expedited post-production, and in-camera raw file batch processing is also possible.
  • The D850 is compatible with the radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting system, which permits working with the optional WR-R10 Controller and WR-A10 Receiver, along with the SB-5000, for intuitive, controllable wireless flash shooting.
  • Picture Control modes allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera and include Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and auto settings.
  • Language support: Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
UPC: 018208015856

Nikon D850 Specs

Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 46.89 Megapixel
Effective: 45.7 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 8256 x 5504
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:5
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Image File Format JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Image Stabilization None
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 64 to 25600 (Extended: 32 to 102400)
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 Seconds 
Bulb Mode 
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted Average, Spot, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
Metering Range -3 to 20 EV
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Fine, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Neutral White, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous Shooting Up to 7 fps at 45.7 MP for up to 51 Exposures (Raw)
Interval Recording Yes
Self Timer 2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Recording Modes MOV/MP4/H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p 
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/120p 
HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p 
Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97p
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File Format AAC, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 153 (99 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity -4 to +20 EV
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder Type Optical (Pentaprism)
Viewfinder Eye Point 17 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.75x
Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1
Monitor Size 3.2"
Monitor Resolution 2,359,000 Dot
Monitor Type Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Built-in Flash None
Flash Modes First-Curtain Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed 1/250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
Memory Card Slot 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
1 x XQD
Connectivity 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), Nikon 10-Pin, X-Sync Socket, USB 3.0 Micro-B
Wireless Wi-Fi
GPS None
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 85%
Battery 1 x EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1" / 146 x 124 x 78.5 mm
Weight 2.01 lb / 915 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 6.5 x 5.85"

Nikon D850 Reviews

D850 DSLR Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 325.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Camera I have a D800, a D810 and now the D850.? I'm beyond please with this next generation of technology and surprised by all the improvements and upgrades.? In the D800 I wanted more frames per second and better ISO, which the D810 improved on - great camera, but I still wish I had more frames per second and better ISO.? The D850 delivers and exceeds my expectation on frame rate & ISO, plus everything has been hugely upgraded.? In live view I can put the focus point anywhere I touch the screen and I can trigger the shutter release by touching the screen.? I'm still learning how to use it, but couldn't be more happier with this huge overhaul of the D800 series.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Wait !! Pre-ordered the camera 02 January and received on the 3rd of February. The camera exceeded all my expectations. Below is a listing of features I found to be improvements over the D810 body I previously owned. 1- The Tilt and Touch screen is awesome, much quicker to set up the menu and review the pictures you take. 2-The auto focus locks on quickly and accurately. 3-The arrangement of controls is an improvement and consistent with my D500. 4-The hand grip is deeper and more comfortable. 5-The resolution of the new sensor is amazing, the detail of 100% crops amazed me. As you can tell from the above, I love the camera !
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best DSLR available I purchased my D850 as a companion to my D800e and a replacement to my D700.? I love the sensor size, the dynamic range, the flip screen and the look and feel.? Since I am not a "high speed" shooter, the XQD slot that replaced the CF slot is a little less convenient.? (I really didn't want to spring for a second XQD card at this time.)? The built-in flash will hardly be missed.? The Bluetooth and WiFi connections are a nice enhancement, but I will probably use them rarely.? Aside from the larger sensor, though, the best thing is how well it matches the D800 for placement and use of controls.? The swapping of ISO and Mode buttons is a minor inconvenience.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing new camera body from Nikon I struggled with the last few body releases from Nikon. I didn't like the colors I was getting and I wasn't a fan of the file sizes. I kept going back to the old D700 that gave me amazing skin tones, but was lacking in new features and technology. The D850 gives me the touch screen I've been wanting, a tilt screen that I've already used a ton, and wi-fi capabilities. The ability to manage the RAW file sizes has been helpful for me too as I adjust to the larger images. Overall the camera gives me the colors that the last couple bodies I owned were lacking (in my opionion), and I am excited to have a camera that exceeds my expectations again. Props to Nikon on this one!
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Surprise You can read all the reviews here on B&H, so I'm not going to repeat all the praises. I can just say that Nikon has produced a camera that is really an all-purpose piece of photo equipment. I can honestly say that it handles sports, wildlife, landscapes and portraits equally well. After receiving my D850 with battery grip I sold my Nikon D4s.? I lost 2 frames per second, but the image quality is well worth it.? I now use the D500 along side the D850 to cover all my sports and wildlife needs. Fantastic camera, just be prepared to work with large files if you shoot full resolution in raw.? HOMERUN for Nikon
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as everyone says For several years my primary camera has been the D610. It still serves well and readily produces files that make photos 30"X40" and larger. The "standard" size now has become 40'X60" and these please even my pixel peeper friends. Yes, a few of the controls have been moved. Are they more convenient that the D610? Maybe, maybe not. If you are interested in larger "pixel peeper" images, few available DSLRS can do any better. As to many of the "newer" features, expect to spend time learning what is needed to incorporate them in your shooting routine. Attached photo has been reduced for internet transmission, it would readily print at 40"X60"
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect... I have done 2 model photoshoots with the new Nikon D850.? I love everything about the new camera with one exception.? Facial recognition auto focus is useless.? I had to switch back to manual use of focus points.? Out of over 1200 images Facial recognition gave me sharp focus on a total of 3 images.? A serious thumbs down to Nikon for this flaw.? Other than the one problem and one minor issue, the camera handles flawlessly.? The minor issue is the new location of the ISO button which make it more difficult to adjust ISO on the fly.? They should have kept it on the left dial instead of moving the metering button to it's spot on the dial.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love of my photographic life Well worth waiting for!? I was able to shoot an evening model shoot using ambient light...6400 ISO still gave good dynamic range and the noise cleaned up real nice.? But, BUT, BUTT, the focus peaking finally allows me to really use all my old and very fantastic lenses!? As well as knowing I have focused my obstreperous yet amazing Petzval!? The silent shutter (truly silent!) allows me to take shots of my cats without freaking them out or distracting them from whatever amazing thing they are doing at the moment.? This camera is a dream.? It might not be the perfect camera, but it is the closest thing I have seen in all my years.? Nikon Rocks!
Date published: 2018-01-12
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How many shutter actuations is the D850 rated ...

How many shutter actuations is the D850 rated for?
Asked by: Edwin
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-02-27


I don't understand why the panel spoke about the lack of wear on the shutter in time-lapse, but FAILED to say exactly how many shoots the shutter is tested to. Usually about 150.000-200,00, on a model like this.So, how many?
Asked by: Geoffrey
The shutter is rated for 150,000-200,000 shutter actuations.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will all Nikon D7200 lenses fit this D850 camera?

Will all Nikon D7200 lenses fit this D850 camera?
Asked by: Lou Ann
Yes, they might fit but won't auto-focus.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-15


Where was the D850 made in, China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines...?
Asked by: Hung N.
According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is Taiwan. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Daniel M.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can this camera output the 120fps slow-motion via HDMI connection to an external recorder?
Asked by: John W.
You can record externally Full HD 1080p up to 120FPS in DX crop mode. FX mode is not available at 120FPS.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


porque no hay para la compra este modelo, ? paso algo salio fallada que no hay aun a la venta la nikon d850
Asked by: Robin H.
No tenemos fecha de disponibilidad , le avisaremos por correo electronico cuando tengamos mas informacion del fabricante.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

will en-el15 battery work in the D 850?

will en-el15 battery work in the D 850?
Asked by: Richard
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-02-25


The Klosterman book says that You can make use of Live View focusing to automatically fine tune the autofocusing of individual lenses, to correct for back-focus or front-focus issues (see Figure 1.13 - left). The data acquired by the process is entered into the AF fine-tune item of the Setup Menu, and registered for the attached lens. Is this the same as a lens calibration, or do I still need to have my lenses calibrated to the camera?
Asked by: Willard
Yes, what he is referring to is calibrating the lens to the camera.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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