We’re no longer counting days, but hours until Nikon D850 is officially announced. But there is some more information that has appeared before the announcement. Recently, a press release has leaked, containing the description and the key specs of the camera. With the press photos and the previously leaked slides, we can almost get the complete picture of the “baby Nikon D5,” as the D850 is also referred to.
Nikon D850 has been announced as the successor of Nikon D800 and D810. However, according to some reports, it may be the actually be the “baby version” of Nikon D5. In other words, as Nikon Rumors writes, the latest addition to Nikon family may actually be based on D5 rather than the D810.
Well, that didn’t take long, did it? After sort-of announcing the Nikon D850 only yesterday during the Nikon 100th anniversary celebrations, the first photos have leaked. Nikon Rumors have managed to get their hands on two of the press photos for the new body. They illustrate two fairly significant features.
They were features we were kind of expecting anyway, but if the photos are real, then it just confirms it. First is the D500-style tilting LCD, and what appear to be illuminated buttons. Nikon Rumors believe these images to be genuine, as the pentaprism is clearly the same shape as that shown in the Nikon teaser image.
On their 100th anniversary, the company launched a teaser video for the newest camera model. The announcement is pretty vague this time. Instead of learning the full specs of the camera, we will learn only a few. But nevertheless, they’ll leave Nikon shooters in expectation.
Nikon’s D7x00 line of DSLRs was last updated only two years ago in March 2015 with the release of the D7200. Now, though, it looks like they’re getting ready to replace it sooner than anybody expected. Perhaps it’s the demand for 4K in a body that costs less than the D500. Maybe it’s some other reason. But whatever it is, Nokishita say it’s being announced “soon (probably next week)”.
It’s been suggested by Nikon Rumors that the announcement will be made on April 11th or 12th. Originally expected to be called the D7300, it seems it will become the D7500. Rumoured specs include the same 20MP sensor as the D500, 4K video, 51 point AF with 8fps and tilt screen.