Even though Nikon D850 isn’t an action camera, it’s surprisingly tough and resilient. In a recent video published by Nikon Asia, you can see how the company’s experts test the durability of the Nikon D850. It turns out that you can use it in pretty harsh conditions without worrying that it will get damaged.
When you work in a challenging climate, you need a camera that can handle all sorts of conditions. So, Nikon tests out its cameras for a variety of challenges. The operating range of D850 is between 0 and 40˚C, but Seiza Nakazato of the company’s designing department explains that they’ve designed it to endure more extreme conditions.
The company tests the D850 at temperature and humidity levels far beyond the operating range. This ensures that the electronic components don’t get damaged due to high temperatures, increased humidity or condensation.
When it comes to rain or dust, Nikon D850 can handle them pretty well, too. The camera is weather sealed so it doesn’t let any dust or water inside. Nikon tests these features by simulating rainfall from various directions, because they want to make sure that the inside of the camera will stay dry even after a long time in the rain.
Finally, the tough magnesium alloy body also makes the camera robust and shock resistant. Nikon has conducted drop, impact and vibration tests on the D850 camera bodies to make sure that they won’t break easily. From my own experience (and I’m pretty clumsy) – they indeed won’t break easily, even if you use a cheaper camera than the D850.
So, if you’ve bought a D850 and find yourself caught in the rain or shooting in a very hot location – don’t panic. Your camera is made to take it. Just make sure that the lenses you’re using are equally resilient, too.