Ted's Nikon D850 DSLR - Hands On Review

16 October 2017

More and more photographers are reaching for full-frame cameras for their photographic expressions, making this New Nikon D850 an exciting announcement for enthusiasts and working professionals alike. At the heart of this magnificent beast is an awe-inspiring 45.7MP FX-format CMOS sensor, which combines with Nikon’s high-performance EXPEED 5 image processor to deliver astonishing image quality, with unbelievable details. This detail is consistently evident throughout the native ISO range of 64 to 25600 and beyond into the expandable ISO ranges.

A DSLR body that delivers both in terms of quality and performance, the D850 is speedy, as is evidenced by the blistering 9 frames per second continuous shooting speed (with optional MB-D18 grip). This continuous drive pairs with a top-tier focusing system with 153 points and 99 cross sensors to ensure you can find and retain your focus point in no time at all, so you'll be hard pressed to find a subject that can avoid being in your frame.


Nikon D850

Geared towards the shooter that is just as handy with the moving image as the still, the Nikon D850 features stunning 4K UHD resolution video, which can also be reduced to Full HD to take advantage of faster frame rates. Creative expression is encouraged with the movie functionalities, with 8K time lapse, interval timer photography and slow-motion movies all remarkably easy to produce. For the more advanced videographer there are numerous features that will come in handy, such as RAW batch processing, exposuring metering, easy manual focusing thanks to a peaking function, and the ability to easily control colour, brightness and exposure thanks to Nikon’s ‘Flat’ picture control.


Nikon D850


  • 45.7 megapixels CMOS Sensor FX Format
  • EXPEED 5 image processor
  • Class leading 100% Viewfinder with 0.75 magnification
  • FULL FRAME 4K UHD video recording (29.59 mins)
  • ISO range 64-25600
  • 3.2”, 2360K tilt & Touch LCD including menus
  • No optical low pass filter for extreme image quality
  • Silent Electronic shutter mode
  • 9 FPS with grip and EN EL-18B battery (7 FPS normal)
  • 153 AF points with 99 cross type AF points
  • New Focus Peaking manual focus mode in video
Nikon D850

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