Press Release: Nikon D850 Now Available for Pre-Order
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FULL-FRAME, EXTREME SPEED & EPIC RESOLUTION: THE NEW NIKON D850 DSLR
DEFINES PROFESSIONAL VERSATILITY
New Nikon DSLR Offers Incredible Combination of Performance, Image Quality, and Thoughtful Features
MISSISSAUGA, ON– Today, Nikon announced the new Nikon D850, a powerful full-frame DSLR camera that provides professional photographers and multimedia creators an impressive combination of resolution and high-speed performance. The 45.7-megapixel D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with an FX- format, back-side Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for image quality that is nothing short of majestic, allowing professionals to create stunning, high resolution still images and full-frame 4K UHD video. Despite its monumental resolution, the D850 is capable of an astoundingly fast capture rate of up to 7 frames-per-second (fps) (9 fps with optional battery grip and EN-EL18a/b battery), while offering a full range of surprising new user features requested by Nikon shooters around the world.
The Nikon D850 is a serious tool that expertly enables every kind of photographer. Whether capturing for client work or personal projects, the camera delivers intense clarity and accurate skin tones for portraits, with the added benefit of low light ability for weddings and events. It’s versatile enough to be used for landscapes and fine art where
“The Nikon D850 is much more than a camera, rather it’s a statement that Nikon is continuing to listen to customer needs, to innovate for the next 100 years, and bring to market a full-frame DSLR that exceeds the expectations of the professionals that rely on this caliber of camera to make a living,” said Amanda Mohammed, Manager, Communications and Nikon Professional Services, Nikon Canada Inc.
“I have had the pleasure to put this camera through its paces, and there is nothing like it. The Nikon D850 introduces a whole new generation of photographers to medium format quality; the resolution is out of this world, and the tonality and range are at a level I never thought possible from a DSLR,” said Nikon Ambassador and award-winning wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis.
The Ultimate Combination of Resolution and Speed:
The new Nikon D850 is the new benchmark in DSLR image quality, with an unprecedented combination of resolution, dynamic range,
High-Speed Capture: The D850 is capable of shooting up to 7 fps continuous shooting at full resolution, with full AF/AE or 9 fps at full resolution with the addition of an optional battery grip (MB-D18) and EN-EL18a/b battery (Buffer approximately 51 frames of 14-bit lossless RAW capture / 170 frames of 12-bit lossless).
Wide ISO Range: The D850 offers a wide ISO range from 64-25,600 (Expandable down to ISO 32, up to 102,400).
Flagship Focus System:
The D850 uses the Nikon D5’s 153-point, Multi-Cam 20K AF system, which features 99 cross type sensors, 15 of which are sensitive to f/8.
The EXPEED 5 image processing engine is Nikon’s most powerful yet, allowing for fast data readout and swift image processing pipeline, enabling
Innovation Built for the Needs of Professional Creators:
In addition to its phenomenal performance, the D850 hosts a range of innovative and useful new features that truly
Tilting LCD Touchscreen: The 3.2-in., high resolution (approx. 2360k-dot) LCD monitor offers Nikon’s most extensive touch functionality ever.
Silent Shooter: The D850 offers the ability to operate with an electronic shutter in Live View. When in this mode, users can shoot in complete silence, for sensitive events. The electronic shutter operates at up to 6 fps (AF/AE locked), while an additional mode enables 8.6-megapixel JPEG capture at up to 30 fps (images are recorded with a 1.5x DX crop).
Radio Flash Control: Like the D5 and D500, the D850 also has the ability to take advantage of long range wireless lighting using radio frequency and the optional SB-5000 Speedlight and WR- A10 and WR-R10.
RAW Processing Power: Users can choose from three sizes of RAW files to enhance workflow, including Large (45.7-MP), Medium (25.6-MP) and Small (11.4-MP). Additionally, the D850 lets users batch process multiple RAW files in camera
Nikon’s Widest and Brightest Optical viewfinder: The 0.75X viewfinder magnification is the highest ever for a Nikon DSLR, and offers a wide and bright view of the frame to easily track and compose subjects.
Phenomenal Battery Performance: Shoot all day and well into the night with up to 1,840 shots at full resolution or approximately 70 minutes of video on a single charge, or, users who opt for the additional control and handling benefits of the optional battery grip can expect up to 5,140 shots (CIPA standard).
Dual Card Slots: The D850 features dual memory card slots — XQD for high-speed capture and transfer, as well as easily available SD media.
Illuminated Buttons: Buttons that light up at the turn of a dial increase visibility when shooting at night or in low-light scenarios.
Negative/Positive Scanning: With the optional ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter and compatible Micro-NIKKOR lens, the camera enables super high-resolution digitizing of 35mm slides or negatives and converts them in-camera to positives.
Durable Construction: Ready for any field assignment or production environment, the rugged and weather-sealed magnesium alloy body features the same level of durability of the D810.
Square shooter: Photographers can choose from five formats, including FX-format, 1.2x, DX, 5:4, or 1:1 square with viewfinder shading.
Built-in Wi-Fi1 & Bluetooth2 Connectivity: Users can seamlessly send images to their phones through an always-on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection, or through Wi-Fi. Nikon SnapBridge3 also gives the ability for remote capture and preview.
Multimedia Production Ready:
Multimedia content creators and film makers alike will appreciate a wide range of considerate, industry- leading new features that can help to elevate any video production:
Full-frame 4K UHD at 24/30 fps: The high-resolution CMOS sensor enables 4K UHD output at a full-frame width at 16:9, to increase lensing options and provide a true field of view.
Slow Motion: Creators can also capture Full HD 1080P at up to 120 fps (4x or 5x) for dramatic slow motion video.
Focus Peaking: When shooting Full HD or in live view for stills, focus peaking can be enabled which highlights in-focus subjects in the frame to ensure sharpness.
8K / 4K Time-lapse: Users can create 4K time-lapse videos easily in camera, or can use the built in intervalometer to capture images for an ultra-high resolution 8K time lapse for those who want the ultimate in video quality.
Zebra stripes: The D850 now lets you adjust the level of brightness, to be indicated between 180-255 depending on your needs. What’s more, the zebra patterns come in two varieties, selectable according to the patterns and textures of your subjects.
HDMI output: Using HDMI, users can record uncompressed footage directly to a digital recorder, while simultaneously recording to a card.
Audio Control: The D850 features an onboard stereo microphone, as well as inputs for headphones and microphones. The camera also features a new audio attenuator to regulate sound levels.
The FX-Format advantage:
The amazing performance and image quality of the D850
Price and Availability:
Expected to begin shipping September 2017