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.
- 10 fps (without battery pack)
- Together with fast AF this will be a sports capable camera with 46 Megapixels resolution (appears to adopt something of the D500 concept for FX)
- NOT compatible with MB-D12, there will be a new dedicated battery-pack
- They expect the first samples to be available in October
- Pricing will be about 1,000 euros ($1180) above the D810 which will remain available in parallel (D810 currently sells for 2,149 euros/around $2,800)
- D850 will use EN-EL15 batteries but there is a new version out now (the third one) the EN-EL15a
Speculations like this aren’t new. Earlier this year, when the development of D850 still wasn’t officially announced, some of the specs were already rumored. The presumed name was Nikon D820, and some reports stated that the camera would use the autofocus system of the D5. This means 153 focus points, 99 of them being cross type and 55 selectable. So, I guess there’s something to the assumption that the D850 will be based on D5. We’ll keep on following the news and keep you updated.
[via Nikon Rumors, image credits: Nikon Rumors]