NIKON D850 DSLR Body Only
The search for uncompromising performance in the worlds of photography and videography is over. The Nikon D850 sets remarkable standards of quality in both, possessing an impressive 45.7 effective megapixels that allows it to capture the most awe-inspiring images and produce phenomenal 8K UHD time-lapse movies via images taken with its silent interval timer shooting. Create epic film masterpieces in full-frame 4K UHD with NIKKOR wide-angle lenses, or prolong exquisite moments with its 120p/100p Full HD slow-motion recording. It also boasts enhanced superior agility to keep up with the demands of the modern photographer, such as continuous shooting functions at speeds approximately 7 frames per second (fps) or 9 fps1, and a revolutionary shutter and mirror drive mechanism that improve the stability of the composition. Whether your interest lies with the fields of fashion, nature, sports or wedding photography and videography, you will always be inspired to bring out your best with the game-changing Nikon D850.
MAGNIFICENT IMAGES WITH STUNNING DETAIL — NIKON FX-FORMAT, BACKSIDE ILLUMINATION SENSOR DELIVERING 45.7 MEGAPIXELS WITH ISO 64-25600
The D850 allows landscape photographers to capture a diverse range of scenes in sumptuously rich detail. It is the first Nikon D-SLR to use a backside illumination sensor, which allows incoming light to reach photodiodes more efficiently. Together with the camera’s low-noise performance, this enables it to achieve ISO 25600 despite its high pixel count. What’s more, it strikes an optimal balance between sensor sensitivity and the volume of light information accumulated in photodiodes, yielding images with a wide dynamic range even at ISO 64 (expandable to ISO 32 equivalent) — the lowest native ISO setting offered by any camera manufacturer. Copper wiring is used to cut electrical resistance, while the backside illumination structure allows a flexible wiring layout, reducing stray capacity. These measures enable 45-megapixel FX-format images to be captured at continuous shooting speeds of 9 fps*1. And because the sensor is designed without an optical low-pass filter, it can harness the sharpness of 45 megapixels when combined with the high resolving power of NIKKOR lenses. The D850 yields pictures that can be enlarged as massive prints at up to A2 size*2 or used for 8K digital signage displays.
*1 When using the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack with the EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery. *2 When printed at 300 dpi.
EFFECTIVE NOISE REDUCTION, FINE DETAIL AND COLOR REPRODUCTION WITH POWERFUL IMAGE PROCESSING — EXPEED 5
Beauty is where you find it. The D850 captures it all — thanks to its EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, also incorporated in the flagship D5. EXPEED 5 renders delicate tonality in highly vivid colors, and its superb noise reduction suppresses noise effectively while maintaining detail. Its powerful calculation ability also permits high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 9 fps* with 45 megapixels, as well as full-frame, 4K UHD movie recording.
CREATE YOUR IDEAL IMAGES — PICTURE CONTROL SYSTEM
Nikon’s Picture Control system helps you craft images that match your creative intentions and purposes. The D850 incorporates the new Auto Picture Control, in addition to the seven existing presets. Each preset allows you to tune settings such as sharpening and clarity, opening up a wider range of options for achieving your ideal image. You can adjust settings and store them as your own custom Picture Controls.
NAIL THE SHOT WITH FULL DETAIL AND NO MECHANICAL VIBRATION OR SHUTTER RELEASE SOUND — SILENT PHOTOGRAPHY AT 45 MEGAPIXELS
When capturing a night sky blanketed with stars, you probably want to avoid even the tiniest image blur to maximize the advantage of 45 megapixels. The D850’s silent photography function*1in live view mode utilizes an electronic shutter instead of triggering any mirror or shutter movement, meaning it doesn’t cause any mechanical vibration. Photographers can capture every last detail in 45 megapixels — and in complete silence. This mode can be used in approx. 6-fps continuous shooting, but can also shoot approx. 8.6-megapixel pictures in DX image area at approx. 30 fps*2.
*1 In M and A modes. Aperture drive sound occurs in P and S modes. *2 Continuous shooting is available for up to approx. 3 s. Note: Rolling shutter distortion may occur during silent photography. AF/AE fixed with the first frame in continuous shooting.
MORE FAITHFUL COLOR REPRODUCTION UNDER NATURAL LIGHT — NEW NATURAL LIGHT AUTO WHITE BALANCE OPTION
The D850 employs a new “natural light auto” white balance mode, taking advantage of the Advanced Scene Recognition System’s improved light source identification function. This option delivers optimal white balance results under natural light — a valuable asset for landscape shooters. It makes it possible to respond quickly to changes in the weather conditions without switching to the direct sunlight or cloudy options. When shooting scenes such as an autumnal landscape awash with red leaves or spectacular orange sunset, it also enhances the warm colors, helping create even more impressive pictures.
PRESERVE DETAILS IN HIGHLIGHTS AND SHADOWS — ACTIVE D-LIGHTING
Even when shooting high-contrast scenes in backlit situations, Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlight areas as well as shadowy areas, reproducing brightness as you see it. Active D-Lighting is suitable for use with moving subjects, as it does not involve combining two images like the High Dynamic Range (HDR) function does.
PRODUCE AMAZING DYNAMIC RANGE — HDR
The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function takes two images of different exposures with one shutter release and automatically combines them to produce a single image with a wider dynamic range. This achieves images with rich tonal gradation in shadows and highlights, even for high-contrast shooting scenes. HDR is ideal for stationary subjects such as high-contrast landscapes and still lifes.
Note: Tripod use recommended.
CONVENIENT SHOOTING WITH ND FILTERS *1 — LOW-LIGHT METERING DOWN TO -3 EV
The D850 employs a 180K-pixel RGB sensor with superb low-light sensitivity, the same as the flagship D5, offering metering down to -3 EV*2. This helps enormously when shooting low-light scenes. It is also invaluable when capturing long-exposure shots with ND filters (such as seascapes or running water), as it allows you to rely fully on the camera’s AE and AF without needing to detach the filter. Furthermore, the Advanced Scene Recognition System uses the RGB sensor’s increased pixel count to enhance the accuracy of various auto controls such as auto white balance, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking and Active D-Lighting, making it easier for photographers to achieve their desired results.
*1 Except high-density ND filters. *2 ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F, using matrix or center-weighted metering.