Nikon D850 Specifications

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  • Introduced: 8/24/2017
  • Replacement Estimate: 2019
  • Current Firmware: C1.31 (April 2024)
  • Sensor Size: 35.9x23.9mm, FX (full film frame)
  • Sensor Pixels: 45.4mp full, 37.8mp @ 5:4, 31.5mp @ 1.2x, 19.4mp @ DX, 30.2mp at 1:1
  • Sensor Manufacturer: Sony IMX309AQJ (special to Nikon)
  • Sensor Technology: CMOS BSI
  • Sensor Filtration: Bayer, no antialias filter, gapless microlens
  • Imaging ASIC: Expeed 5
  • Max Image Size: 8256x5504
  • Other Image Sizes: 6192x4128, 1.2x Crop: 6880x4584, 5152x3432, 3440x2288, 5:4 Crop: 6880x5504, 5152x4120, 3440x2752, DX Crop: 5408x3600, 4048x2696, 2704x1800, 1x Crop: 5504x5504, 4128x4128, 2752x2752
  • Video: 2160P/30/25/241080P/60/50/30/25/24, 1080P/30x4/24x5, 720P/60/50 (stored in .MOV or .MP4 with H.264 compression; max time of 30 minutes); stereo sound from built in mic, stereo from jack (20 levels), clean HDMI 8-bit 4:2:2 output (with compressed recorded internally), headphone monitoring, 8K Timelapse capability
  • ADC Bit Depth: 12 or 14 bit 
  • Raw File Formats: 12 or 14 bit Uncompressed, Lossless compressed, Compressed NEF
  • Other File Formats: JPEG, TIFF
  • JPEG/TIFF Rendering: 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 
  • Auto Rotation: Yes
  • Color Spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB 
  • Storage: XQD, second SD slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-II and Eye-Fi)
  • Max Write Speed: 100MB/sec+
  • Max Buffer Size: 100 JPEG, 51 14-bit NEF (14-bit lossless)
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0 
  • TV Support: HDMI
  • Lens Support w/metering: all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S (including non-CPU)
  • Autofocus Module: CAM20KFX (153 sensor, 99 crosshatch) supports -4 EV focus (center, other -3), f/8 autofocus (with sensor limitations)
  • Shutter Lag: ?ms
  • Autofocus Modes: Single, Dynamic (9, 25, 72, 153 pt, and 3D tracking), Group, Automatic Area, Face Detect, Focus Bracketing
  • AF Assist: via flash only
  • Metering: 180,000-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, highlight preservation, center-weight (variable), spot
  • Exposure Modes: PSAM
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes, 2-9 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing)
  • ISO: 64-25600, LO1, HI1, HI2, AUTO
  • White Balance: Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, two axis tuning 
  • Image Settings: Picture Controls (including Flat), Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue 
  • Color LCD: 3.2" TFT, 2.4m dots, 170 degree, touchscreen
  • Image Review: Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 7fps, 9 fps with MB-D18, 6fps quiet or 30 fps with 8mp DX crop in electronic shutter mode
  • Shutter Speeds: 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 200k rated
  • Mirror Lockup: Delay, M-UP 
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism, 100%, 0.75x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter, opt gridlines 
  • Optional Viewfinder Accessories: DG-2 magnifier, DK-17A antifog, DK-19 rubber cup, DK-17m magnifier, DR-5 right angle, DK-18 adapter, DK-17c diopter corrections
  • Optional Focus Screens: Brightscreen?
  • Menus: Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/250, TTL FP 
  • Flash Type: supports CLS, both optical and radio control (with accessories)
  • Internal Flash: No
  • PC Sync: Yes
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1EV
  • Flash Options: Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock, Three Group Commander Mode
  • DOF Preview: Yes
  • Optional Remote Control: 10-pin remotes supported, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10
  • Size: 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.1" (146x124x78.5mm) 
  • Weight w/o battery: 32.3 ounces (915g)
  • Battery: EN-EL15a (1840 shots CIPA)
  • AC Adapter: EP-5b + EH-5a/b
  • Other Significant: Self-cleaning sensor, DX Crop, autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, PictBridge, optional MB-D18 vertical release (supports EN-EL15a, AA), live view with autofocus and mute shot capability, FUNC button, horizontal indicator, wireless transfer option (WT-7), multiple exposure, interval shooting up to 9999 images, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks, GPS support, illuminated buttons
  • Software: View NX-i, Capture NX-D
  • Price at Introduction: US$3299 body only

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