Extreme resolution meets extreme speed.
Higher resolution. Faster speed. Greater versatility. The D850 puts staggering image quality and impressive performance within reach of working photographers everywhere. 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 colour with virtually no risk of moiré.
The Expeed 5 image processor 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 fps* and full-frame 4K UHD movie recording. 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).
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. With 153 focus points, 99 cross-type sensors and a dedicated AF processor, the D850 combines the best of flagship AF technology so that you can be assured that your high resolution images are as sharp as can be. Focus in near darkness down to -4 EV to capture moody low-light scenes. Suddenly, fast Nikkor primes and zooms can handle even lower light than before.
Full Frame 4K UHD
Record 16:9 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) in full frame glory using the total width
of the D850’s back-side illuminated CMOS sensor. Take advantage of the large sensor size for clean output at high ISO and for shooting with zero crop factor with full-frame Nikkor lenses, including wide and ultra-wide angle lenses.
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. 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.
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. Avoid overly bright or blown-out highlights in your videos with D850’s three selectable Zebra Stripes highlight detection patterns.
Inspired by Photographer Feedback
The 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.
Create images with extraordinary depth of field using Focus Shift Mode. Set Focal steps from 1 to 10 for up to 300 automated shots and the D850 will automatically shift focus between shots and collect images in a dedicated folder for easy identification when using 3rd party focus stacking software.
When 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 45.7MP. In Mode 2, shoot approx. 8.6MP pictures in DX image area at approx. 30 fps for up to 3 seconds.
Spend more time taking great photos and less time waiting for things to process. Using optional XQD storage allows for optimum handling of D850’sincredible 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. 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.
All day shooting shouldn't require frequent battery charges. The D850 is extremely energy efficient and can shoot approx. 1,840 shots at full resolution or approx. 70 minutes of video on a single charge. Even when powering external monitors or working in extreme conditions, the D850 performs brilliantly.
The 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.
The 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.
*9fps continuous shooting requires MB-D18 battery grip.
Resolution: 45.7 Megapixels
Sensor Resolution: 45.7 Megapixels
Video Resolution: 4K
Continuous Shooting Speed: 7 frame frames per second; 9 FPS possible with new MB-D18 grip and EN-EL18a/b battery
Auto Focus Points: 153 Point AF
Lens Mount: Nikon F
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 64 - 25600
Screen Size: 3.2"
Recording Media: 1x XQD, 1x SDXC
Power Source: EN-EL15a
Dimensions: 14.6 x 12.4 x 7.8cm