Nikon today announced one of its most impressive high-end cameras yet, the new D850. The full-frame DSLR packs tons of new features and an all-new BSI sensor that offers a whopping 45.7-megapixel resolution.
Nikon D850 happens to be the very first full-frame DSLR from the company to feature a back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor. Thanks to the new sensor, the D850 is able to capture more light for wider dynamic range and impressive low-noise image capture. With the Nikon EXPEED 5 image processing engine, the camera supports a wide ISO range of 64-25600, which can be expanded to 32-102400.
Since most buyers may not require 45MP photos, the camera allows users to choose between three resolutions for RAW photos – 45.4-megapixel, 25.6-megapixel, and 11.4-megapixel. Even though the sensor offers an extremely high resolution, the D850 isn’t a slow camera by any means. It supports up to 7 frames per second or 9 frames per second when paired with a battery grip and a EN-EL18a/b battery. The buffer is quite large as well, capable of holding 51 shots when shooting 14-bit lossless RAW or 170 when shooting 12-bit lossless.
The autofocus system on the D850 is the same 154-point, Multi-Cam 20K AF system seen on the D5. It features a total of 99 cross type sensors, with 15 of them sensitive to f/8. In the video department, the new Nikon DSLR can capture 4K UHD videos at either 24 or 30 frames per second. Slow-motion videos at 1080p can be captured at up to 120 fps for dramatic effect. A cool feature that Nikon has included is the ability to take 8K / 4K Time-lapse videos in-camera.
Rest of the key features include Nikon’s widest and brightest 0.75x optical viewfinder, radio flash control, 3.2-inch 2359k-dot LCD display with touch functionality, Focus Stacking, weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity, dual card slots, illuminated buttons, HDMI output, and impressive battery life (1,840 shots at full resolution or up to 70 minutes of video).
The Nikon D850 has been priced at $3,299.95 (Rs.2,11,300 approx.) in the US and will begin shipping next month.