The D850’s fast, ultra-high-resolution FX-format sensor uses 45.7 megapixels of effective resolution to deliver richly detailed 45.4 MP files. Print ultra-high-resolution images in ultra-large formats. Shoot true full-frame movies at 4K. The back-illuminated CMOS sensor has no optical low-pass filter and incorporates gapless on-chip micro-lenses as well as an anti-reflective coating. Incoming light reaches the photodiodes more efficiently so you get exceptional detail and incredible dynamic range. And the 153-point AF system, inherited from the D5, assures you of the pin-sharp focus and wide coverage you need for ultra-high-resolution full-frame images.
Reveal those all-important seconds with the ultimate combination of power and endurance. The D850 shoots at 7 fps. Or you can shoot at 9 fps when using the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack with the EN-EL18B battery (used in the D5) inserted. You get full resolution images, even when shooting in RAW, and the D5 battery allows up to 1840 shots on one charge (in single-frame release mode, based on CIPA standards). A dedicated AF processor ensures blazing subject recognition when you shoot a high number of frames per second: even small subjects moving at high speed in low light can be tracked with remarkable precision. And the camera’s dual card slot unit lets you use a UHS-II SD card and an XQD card—the fastest combination possible.
Experience practically noise-free performance at high ISOs and incredible precision even when you shoot in near darkness. The fast EXPEED 5 processing engine inherited from the D5 ensures masterful image quality across the phenomenally wide ISO range. The sensitive autofocus system performs with incredible precision down to -3 EV across all focus points, and the central point performs at -4 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) . The 180K-pixel RGB sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system deliver spectacular results down to -3 EV.
Featuring a tilting 3.2-inch, 2359k-dot touch-screen LCD monitor, the Nikon D850 enables smoother operation through a wider range of touch operations – facilitating easier confirmation for composition and images. The ‘focus shift’ function automatically adjusts the focus position from starting point to infinity making it ideal for focus stacking. Edit on-the-go with the ability of batch processing RAW files directly within the camera.
Creative flexibility. Stamina. Precision. The D850 doesn’t just perform—it takes perfection to a whole new level. You get uncompromised image performance whether you shoot RAW size Large, Medium, or Small. And both the camera and the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack boast extensive weather sealing: you have the freedom to shoot for longer periods, anywhere. This is also the first DSLR ever to feature an in-camera focus-stacking mode for exceptionally sharp images with vast depth of field.
The camera’s USB 3.0 port enables high-speed transfer of large amounts of data, which is ideal for tethered shooting. For an ultra-fast wireless and Ethernet connection, you can pair the D850 with the optional WT-7A. This wireless transmitter lets you send files to an FTP server or computer at speeds of up to 866.7 Mbps. You can also execute quick uploads of high-quality JPEGs to your social media stream, or a secure online gallery, via SnapBridge. Ideal when you want to let a client on the other side of the world see how a shoot is progressing. SnapBridge also makes it simple to geotag your images.
The camera’s built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® capabilities are only available when using SnapBridge.¹ ² Nikon’s SnapBridge application must be installed on a compatible smart device before SnapBridge can be used with this camera.
Using the SnapBridge app
System Requirements: Android 5.0 or later iOS 8.4 or later A device with Bluetooth® 4.0 or later¹.