Nikon D850

Nikon D850

On 08/24/2017 Nikon officially announce their new FX upgrade to the D810.

Welcome D850!

All the specs are now on Nikon’s web site:

The cool thing is that Nikon finally combined a lot of features into one camera, that historically they made you purchase at least two separate bodies to get. It’s lighter than a D700 and maybe just a few grams heavier than a D810. Nikon now seems to have higher frame rates sorted out with the both the D500 and now the D850 hitting 10 and 9 FPS respectively. Yes the D4 / D5 were up there too, but every other model was stuck in the 5-6 FPS range for about 5 years.

Good Stuff!

The D850 uses the same field-proven ultra-accurate AF system as the flagship D5. Nikon included the Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, with 153 focus points, 99 cross-type sensors and a dedicated AF processor. The D850 has 45.7 MP performance and is capable of shooting in low light to -4 EV.

  • Nikon has included a new BSI CMOS sensor with no optical low pass filter. This sensor should be good for an additional stop at higher ISO’s over the D810 Body (with comparable noise).
  • Expeed 5 that processes 45.7 MP images with wider dynamic range, high-speed continuous shooting and full-frame 4K UHD movie recording. Data through put is obviously very high, along with a buffer that can handle 1.8x more 14 bit RAW and 3.6x more 12 bit RAW images before the buffer fills up.
  • Seamlessly switch between RAW sizes of Large (45.7 MP), Medium (25.6 MP), and Small (11.4 MP), whichever fits your need or workflow. The camera will average RAW data, but not compressed all the way into jpeg (8 bit). So you obtain smaller batch (12 bit) files in camera, but still retain most of the DR and the other benefits of the RAW format.
  • Focus peaking- Focus peaking works by detecting edges of highest contrast in your scene (and therefore most in focus) and highlighting them in a bright color.  The camera will use red, blue, yellow, or another color that allows photographers to recognize what is in focus and what isn’t. Also, when using manual lenses stopped down, it can also help show you how much of the scene is in focus at those apertures for checking your current depth of field.
  • Focus stacking- Is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images.
For a more in depth look, see Nikon’s and Photographylife’s web sites: