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.
It also appears that they’ve shifted the ISO and Mode buttons around from its D810 predecessor, too. This also brings it somewhat in line with the D500 button layout.
Another significant difference is the lack of popup flash. This isn’t exactly surprising. Most of Nikon’s highest end bodies have also had this obvious (mostly useless) feature missing, too. And for good reason, it wastes valuable space.
And if you were in any doubt about the shape of the prism, this is the teaser that Nikon put out.
So, assuming the photos are correct, here’s what we know so far.
- It’s called the Nikon D850
- There’s a tilting (presumably touchscreen) LCD
- It has illuminated buttons
- There’s no popup flash
- They’ve moved at least 2 of the buttons around
Hopefully, a more official announcement will be coming very soon. It usually does after the images start to get out.
[via Nikon Rumors]
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