Nikon D850 Official Release

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  1. JimFox

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    It's finally here! The camera many of us have been hearing about and waiting for.

    Here is the link to Nikons website.
    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-pr...id=img_en_us:hp:banner:1:dslr:d850:082417:wwa

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    Primary Features
    • 1.An effective pixel count of 45.7 megapixels and a new backside illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor
      The D850 is Nikon's first digital SLR camera to be equipped with a backside illumination CMOS sensor. Together with the camera's low-noise performance, this enables it to achieve a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 25600 (with expansion up to Hi 2, ISO 102400 equivalent) despite its high pixel count, with incident light more effectively guided to the photodiodes. The same minimum standard sensitivity of ISO 64 (with expansion to Lo 1, ISO 32 equivalent) supported by the D810 is also offered by the D850, achieving an incredibly broad range of sensitivities. In addition, no optical low-pass filter means that the D850 is able to make the most of high-resolution NIKKOR lenses to produce extremely sharp and clear images. Images captured with the D850 can be enlarged up to A2 size* for printing, and even used for 8K digital signage displays.
      • *At 300 dpi.

    • 2.High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 7 fps/9 fps captures motion
      The D850 is equipped with a backside illumination CMOS sensor capable of high-speed readout of high-volume data, the EXPEED 5 image-processing engine that processes an incredibly large amount of information at high speed, and newly designed shutter and mirror mechanisms. These three features work together to enable high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 7 fps*1 with just the camera, and up to approximately 9 fps*1,*2 when the MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack is used. What's more, up to approximately 51 14-bit or 170 12-bit (image size L) RAW images with lossless compression can be captured in a single burst of continuous shooting*3. Further, adoption of the same high-performance 153-point AF system used by the D5 ensures certain capture of intended subjects including those that are moving, in a wide variety of scenes, effectively expanding the practical range of this high-pixel-count camera.
      • *1With continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
      • *2When an EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (available separately) is used. Optional BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover is required for use of the EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a.
      • *3When a Sony QD-G64E XQD memory card and EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 are used with shooting at ISO 100.

    • 3.Silent photography eliminates the sound of shutter release and mechanical vibrations with capture of 45-MP images
      The D850 is equipped with a silent photography feature with which the image sensor performs operations normally performed by the mechanical shutter's front and rear curtains with live view photography, enabling silent capture of full-frame images. The sound of shutter release and mechanical vibrations are completely eliminated, making this an effective choice in situations when the sound of shutter release is distracting or impolite, as at a museum or wedding, or when mechanical vibrations are a concern, such as when photographing starscapes or heavenly bodies.
      • Note:In M (manual) or A (aperture-priority auto) exposure mode. In P (programmed-auto) or S (shutter-priority auto) exposure mode, the sound of aperture operation can be heard.

    • 4.Nikon's first digital SLR camera to support full-frame 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) movie recording
      The D850 supports full-frame, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p recording, allowing users to record movies that make the most of wide-angle lenses' broad angles of view, as well as the superior resolution at the edges of the frame exhibited by NIKKOR lenses. In addition, 4x and 5x slow-motion movies* can be recorded in Full-HD format (100- or 120-fps readout is recorded at 24p, 25p, or 30p). This enables dramatic expression of a moment's movement in slow motion. Further, the addition of a dedicated movie shooting menu, the ability to choose the format in which movies are recorded from MOV and MP4, and the ability to apply detailed settings for highlight display make the D850 a much more convenient way to record movies for multimedia users.
      • *Image quality is fixed at normal and image area is fixed at DX regardless of settings.

    • 5.8K time-lapse video creation that makes the most of interval timer photography
      The interval timer shooting function has been significantly enhanced with the D850. The interval timer shooting function is not only capable of recording still images (8256 x 5504) that can be used to create time-lapse movies with a frame size that exceeds that of the 8K format*1, but it also offers a silent photography option that can be enabled to capture a large volume of images without concern for the mechanical shutter wear. When silent interval timer photography and exposure smoothing options are enabled, not only are the variations in exposure between individual shots effectively suppressed, but the camera is also able to meter exposure with significantly less light than the -3 EV*2 that is minimally required. This makes it possible for photographers to use A (aperture-priority auto) exposure mode in situations where it is impossible to use manual exposure to capture a series of images, all of which exhibit optimal exposure, of the sky's transition from sunset to starry night sky or from starry night sky to sunrise, for example. The D850 also meets the requirements of professional time-lapse movie creation, offering fast, in-camera batch processing of a huge number of RAW images.
      • *1Requires third-party software for creation.
      • *2ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F, using matrix or center-weighted metering.

    • 6.Other Features
      • Equipped with a 180K-pixel RGB sensor that greatly increases the precision and accuracy of automatically controlled functions, such as autofocus (AF), auto exposure (AE), and auto white balance (AWB)
      • Auto Picture Control, with which the camera automatically fine-tunes images in accordance with the scene
      • The new natural light auto white balance option that achieves more accurate color reproduction for a variety of scenes captured under natural lighting
      • RAW image size can be selected from large, medium*1, and small*1 depending upon how images will be used
      • A magnification of approximately 0.75x that enables a broad view has been achieved for the optical viewfinder
      • The convenient 8-cm/3.2-in., approximately 2359k-dot, tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD monitor
      • A power-saving design that enables capture of approximately 1,840 shots or approximately 70 minutes of movie recording*2 on a single charge*3
      • A focus shift function that makes it easy to acquire the materials (shots) needed for the technique known as focus stacking*4, used to increase depth of field
      • A negative digitizer that makes it easy to convert color or black-and-white film negatives to digital data (JPEG)*5
      • Support for radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, which increases the flexibility of multi-flash photography
      • *1Recorded in 12-bit, lossless compressed format.
      • *2With testing in accordance with CIPA standards. Maximum length is 29 min. 59 s. with a single recording.
      • *3When an EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery is used.
      • *4Focus stacking requires third-party editing software.
      • *5The ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter (available separately) is required.
     
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  2. ckcarr

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    Yay! Now someone should buy my D810 for $2,000 and I can blow $3,300 on this one!
    I'll be the early adopter test mule...
     
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    Ha ha, I was thinking the same only I would sell my D800E which is my backup camera now.
     
  4. Kyle Jones

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    What you guys need is a nice used 5DSR. It'll take your photography to the next level. I know where you might find one with some nice Canon glass...
     
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    Ha ha, thanks Kyle. Good thing I just ate because your comment made me lose my appetite... :confused:

    Jim
     
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    Looks like a spectacular camera; however, I really want to make the switch to Nikon and its D750. Need that tilt screen, but not for the D810 price.
     
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    Yeah, the D750 is a really good camera. It gets you the DR of the D810, but at a lower price, and you get the tilting screen.

    Jim
     
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    Yeah...and a lot of people got the light leak feature as well. :p

    I plan on buying a new one next year, so hopefully, no light leak on mine.
     
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    Well, my pre-order is in...
    Hoping to have in time for fall colors...
     
  10. M_J_Helin

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    I tried the camera today. In short, pretty flawless camera. Good grip, viewfinder, screen, autofocus.. In short, rather dull even :D
     
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    So I might have to swing by your place this next trip just so I can hold a D850.... :)

    Jim
     
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    Ha ha, give me dull! :)

    I haven't had a chance to even hold the D850 yet. :(

    Hopefully I can stay good between now and Christmas and I can get the D850 instead of a bag of coal this year. :eek:

    Jim
     
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    Don't think I'll have it by then. Seems there's a lull in shipments...
     

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