Nikon D850 launched with 45.7MP BSI sensor, 4K video recording ability

The Nikon D850 will carry a suggested retail price (SRP)of $3,299.95 (roughly Rs. 2,11,500).

By Chandrika

Nikon has just announced a new full-frame DSLR camera named the Nikon D850. The 45.7MP camera is the company's first DSLR that comes with an FX-format, back-side Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for allowing users to create high-resolution images and full-frame 4K UHD videos.

Nikon D850 launched with 45.7MP BSI sensor, 4K video recording ability


Despite having a high resolution, the Nikon D850 is capable of a fast capture rate of up to 7 frames-per-second (fps) or 9-fps with the optional battery grip and EN-EL18a/b battery, while offering a range of new user-friendly features. This camera is said to capture superior quality images in low-light conditions. In addition, it is versatile enough to be used for landscapes, product photography, sports photography etc.

"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 Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc., while commenting on the launch.

Nikon will conduct a live stream discussion for the new camera, which is to take place on August 29. You can visit the official website of Nikon USA to catch the live stream.

The Nikon D850 will carry a suggested retail price (SRP)of $3,299.95 (roughly Rs. 2,11,500), and go on sale from September in the USA. The MB-D18 Multi Power Battery Pack will have an SRP of $399.95 (approx. Rs. 25,600), while the ES-2 film digitalizing adapter will have an SRP of $149.95 (approx. Rs. 9,606).

Talking about the features, the Nikon D850 is capable of shooting videos at up to 7fps 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 loss-less RAW capture / 170 frames of 12-bit loss-less).


The camera offers a wide ISO range from 64-25,600 (expandable down to ISO 32, up to 102,400). The Nikon D850 comes with Nikon D5's 153-point, Multi-Cam 20K AF system, which features 99 cross type sensors, 15 of which are sensitive to f/8.

It is powered by EXPEED 5, which is claimed to be Nikon's most powerful image-processing engine.

The Nikon D850 also arrives with a 3.2-inch, high-resolution (2359k-dot) LCD display, dual memory card slots, the ability to shoot silently with an electronic shutter in Live View, radio flash control, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2 connectivity, and focus shift photography feature.

Users of the camera will be able to choose from 3 sizes of RAW files; including Large (45.4-MP), Medium (25.6-MP) and Small (11.4-MP). Additionally, the D850 lets users batch process RAW files in camera, saving time in post-production. Its 0.75x viewfinder magnification offers a wide and bright view of the frame to easily track and compose subjects.

Speaking of battery life, the Nikon D850 can take up to 1,840 shots at full resolution or approximately 70 minutes of video on a single charge.

Other than that, this new camera allows users to capture Full HD 1080p at up to 120 fps (4x or 5x) for dramatic slow-motion videos. There is also the option to enable focus peaking while shooting full HD videos or in Live View mode for images.

Moreover, users can make 4K UHD time-lapse videos easily in-camera or can use the built in intervalometer to capture images for an ultra-high resolution 8K time lapse.

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