Nikon D850 is an impressive camera, at least on paper. Guys from The Camera Store TV decided to put it on a thorough hands-on field test. In their latest video, Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake visit Bend, Oregon to try out the camera for, video, stills and even 8K/24p timelapse. They talk about good and bad sides honestly, so if you’re still thinking whether D850 is worth the upgrade or not – this video should give you a pretty decent insight.
For shooting stills, Nikon’s autofocus system is pretty solid. I’ve thought so for a long time. Even my ageing Nikon N90s could keep up just fine with most everything I’ve thrown at it. Several cameras later, I picked up a D300s. The 51 point predictive 3D autofocus tracking just blew me away. Every Nikon I’ve owned since then has also impressed me.
Why, then, do Nikon fail so damn hard when it comes to video? People had high hopes for the Nikon D850, given the specs. Nikon fanatics were praying it would crush the recently released Sony A9, and in other areas it may. But when it comes to video autofocus tracking, hopes is all they were. And this video from photographer Clifford James just dashed them.
There’s been quite a hype about the new Nikon D850. Even me, generally not obsessed with gear, am thinking of saving up and treat myself with this beast of a camera someday. But, judging from the list of Nikon Asia, Middle East and Africa Ambassadors – this camera may not be for women. Their promotional team contains 32 men and zero women. It could be an accident, or maybe they really think this camera is too hard for the ladies to handle.
The new Nikon D850 has many praised features, image quality and file size being among them. The camera features 45.7 MP backside illuminated sensor and allows shooting three sizes of RAW files. Until you get your hands on this camera, you can see the sample images from Nikon Imaging Japan and Dan Vojtech.
Nikon Japan shared hi-res sample JPG images, as well as two sample videos. Dan’s photos include photos shot at different settings and sizes, some of them are cropped at 100%, and you can also see the low light performance when D850 is compared to D800.
One of the biggest pieces of D850 speculation floating around the Internet the last few days seems to be about the sensor. Specifically, who makes it. And no, it’s not Sony. Nikon have actually designed their own sensor for the D850, according to a Q&A session with Imaging Resource. Nikon also promise some pretty significant performance improvements.
This isn’t the first time Nikon have developed their own sensor. Although, many of their past cameras have used Sony and a few Toshiba sensors. But it a Nikon designed sensor is a first for the D8x0 line. The D800 and D810 both contain a 36MP Sony made sensor suspected to be the same one as that in the original Sony A7R.
Nikon D850 was officially announced yesterday, and we went through all of its features. The camera undoubtedly thrilled many digital photographers, but there’s another useful feature occasional film photographers will find useful.
With the optional ES-2 film digitizing adapter, Nikon D850 doubles as a 45.7 MP film scanner. You can use it for both 35mm negatives and slides, and take advantage of the high pixel count on the latest Nikon’s DSLR.
Nikon D850 is officially out, and according to the specs, it’s pretty impressive. But other than just reading the specs, it’s great to see the camera in action. Therefore, we bring you a couple of hands-on videos taken by different photographers, displaying the features of the Nikon’s latest full-frame DSLR.
Photographer David Flores tested out the camera on behalf of B&H. Kai Wong got his hands on the pre-production model during the 100-anniversary celebration. Matt Higgs of Wex Photographic also shares his impressions and the camera preview. All in all, you’ll have plenty of material to see for yourself how Nikon D850 performs.
Nikon D850 is finally here. After the leaked specs and photos, here comes the official announcement from Nikon, along with the detailed specs and the price. The D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with a backside illumination CMOS sensor. Together with the camera’s low-noise performance, it allows a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 25600 (expandable to ISO 102400).
Nikon D850 features the full-frame recording of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p movies, as well as 4x and 5x slow-motion movies in Full HD, and 8K timelapse.
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.