Nikon Announces Development of the D850 Full-Frame DSLR Camera

Posted 26/07/2017 at 11:11 AM

For the company’s 100th anniversary, Nikon chose to push the limits of photographic innovation rather than go back. They did so by confirming the development of the D850 Full Frame DSLR Camera. An upgrade from the already-impressive D810, the D850 will be a dependable camera for professionals and hobbyists alike as they capture landscapes, portraits, and moving subjects in superb detail.


The enhancements for the D850 are a direct response from users who will not settle for anything less. With the D810 already being praised for its rich tone characteristics and impressive image quality, the D850 is set to go beyond photographer’s expectations. While not much is known about this new FX-format DSLR, one thing that they boast is that it will have 8K Time Lapse. Just imagine how sharp those videos will be. 


Aside from that, it is speculated that the D850 will have a higher resolution than the 36 MP of the D810. It is also possible that it will have a better ISO dynamic range than its predecessor. In terms of its autofocus system, the D850 can have more AF points that then 153 in the D5. As far as video is concerned, the D850 may have 4K video capture and possibly a Super 35 crop option for higher quality. In connection with 4K video, it is possible that focus peaking and highlight warnings can be fused to the Nikon D850.


Furthermore, there may be an upgrade of the Auto AF Fine Tune that covers all subject distances especially the ends of a zoom range. As a related feature, a proper implementation of the electronic first-curtain shutter to lessen shutter shock can be added. In terms of its LCD display, it could have a resolution of 2.36 million dots with touch-sensitivity features. This LCD can also be tilted to varying angles that will help you get a clear view of every angle.


Like its predecessors, the Nikon D850 may have built-in Wi-Fi and compatibility with the SnapBridge suite. This gives the camera connectivity to Near Field Communication, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi which makes it easy to share media files online or connect to remote controllers. Finally, the D850 may have an XQD card slot aside from an SD Card Slot. While CF cards are nice to have, XQD cards are capable of higher-speed file transfers while the SD card serves as a back-up.


All of these speculations can only be answered once the availability of the Nikon D850 is officially announced. In the meantime, you may watch this teaser video:



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