Nikon unveils the D850

Nikon Australia has announced September availability of the D850, a 45.7-megapixel CMOS sensor FX-format camera, and successor to the popular D810.

The D850 can shoot seven fps, or nine fps with the additional battery pack (sold separately) .

The camera uses the same 152-point (99 cross type) autofocus system used in the D5, allowing it to track high-speed moments.

The camera can also record 4K Ultra HD video, and capture 8K time-lapse footage.

‘The D850 offers impressive capabilities with a powerful synthesis of high-resolution and high-speed from the EXPEED 5 image-processing engine and CMOS sensor, silent photography in both photo and video modes, and a wider viewfield, giving modern storytellers more versatility,’ said James Murray, managing director of Nikon Australia. ‘Engineered with this line-up of features and performance enhancements to our FX-format range, this camera truly is a showcase of our dedication to delivering superior photo and video imaging quality that caters to our diverse range of photographers.’

Other features include:
– ISO 64 – 25600 sensitivities
– 3.2-inch touch screen LCD monitor;
– XQD and SD card slots;
– A ‘silent photography feature’

– 0.75x magnification viewfinder;
– Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Snapbridge connectivity.

Local pricing is not yet available, but Nikon Rumours sourced an Australian catalogue which has it listed at $5400. It’s worth noting that the American RRP is US$3,300, roughly $4620 including GST, which means – if that local pricing is fair dinkum – there’s a big local premium!

Find out all there is to know about the D850 by reading the US press release.


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