Last month, Nikon had introduced the D850 full-frame DSLR as part of its 100th anniversary. The pro-grade DSLR was launched in India today, less than two weeks after its global unveiling. It starts at Rs.2,54,950 for the body alone, while the bundle with AF-S NIKKOR 24 – 120mm f/4G ED VR lens has been priced at Rs.2,99,950. The DSLR will be available from retail partners across the country starting September 7th.
The D850 is being marketed as the next evolution in high resolution DSLRs by Nikon. It features a brilliant 45.7 megapixel resolution full-frame sensor that happens to be the company’s first to be back-side illuminated (BSI) and does not use an optical low-pass filter. Complementing the all-new sensor is the EXPEED 5 processor engine that enabled lower noise, wider dynamic range, and high-speed continuous shooting at 9 fps (7 fps without the MB-D18 Multi Battery Power Pack and EN-EL 18b rechargeable Lithium-ion battery). You can capture up to 51 still images at the full 45.7MP resolution in 14-bit RAW or up to 170 frames in 12-bit lossless compressed RAW. The D810 in comparison, can capture only 28 consecutive still shots at full resolution. The autofocus system is identical to the one seen on the flagship D5 with 153 focus points, 99 cross-type sensors and a dedicated AF processor.
In the video department, the D850 can capture 16:9 4K Ultra HD videos as well as slow-motion videos at different frame rates. The camera even supports time-lapse capture at 8K resolution using Interval Timer. Some of the other key features of the DSLR include a dust and water-drop resistant body, 180K RGB Advanced Scene Recognition System, dual card slots (XQD + SD), impressive battery performance (up to 1840 still images), easy file transfer with Nikon SnapBridge, 2.35 million dot resolution tilting touchscreen LCD, focus stacking, backlit buttons, 1:1 square crop mode, HDMI output, and more.