Nikon releases the D850 next-generation full-frame digital SLR camera
Nikon today announced the release of the D850, a Nikon FX-format digital SLR camera that optimizes the combination of high resolution and high-speed performance to set the standard for next-generation full-frame cameras for professional photographers and serious hobbyists across landscape, commercial sports, fashion and wedding genres, and multimedia content. Images captured with the D850 can be enlarged up to A2 size for printing, and even used for 8K digital signage displays.
The Nikon D850 has an effective pixel count of 45.7 megapixels. The D850 is Nikon’s first digital SLR camera to be equipped with a backside illumination CMOS sensor. Together with the camera’s low-noise performance, this enables it to achieve a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 25600 (with expansion up to Hi 2, ISO 102400 equivalent) despite its high pixel count, with incident light more effectively guided to the photodiodes. No optical low-pass filter means that the D850 is able to make the most of high-resolution NIKKOR lenses to produce extremely sharp and clear images.
The D850 is equipped with a silent photography feature with which the image sensor performs operations normally performed by the mechanical shutter’s front and rear curtains with live view photography, enabling silent capture of full-frame images. The sound of shutter release and mechanical vibrations are completely eliminated, making this an effective choice in situations when the sound of shutter release is distracting or impolite, as at a museum or wedding, or when mechanical vibrations are a concern, such as when photographing starscapes or heavenly bodies.
The Multi-Cam 20K AF system of Nikon D850.
The 3.2-in., high resolution (2359k-dot) LCD monitor offers Nikon’s most extensive touch functionality ever.
The D850 features dual memory card slots — XQD for high-speed capture and transfer, as well as readily available SD media.
Ready for any field assignment or production environment, the rugged and weather-sealed magnesium alloy body of Nikon D850 lets users work with confidence in a wide range of tough environments.
The Nikon D850 supports full-frame, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p recording, allowing users to record movies that make the most of wide-angle lenses’ broad angles of view, as well as the superior resolution at the edges of the frame exhibited by NIKKOR lenses. In addition, 4x and 5x slow-motion movies can be recorded in Full-HD format (100- or 120-fps readout is recorded at 24p, 25p, or 30p).
The Nikon D850 will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $3,299.95, and will be available in September 2017.
Nikon D850 shutter system.