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Product Highlights
  • 45.7 MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Full Frame Format
  • 9 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 64-25,600 Expandable to 102,400
  • Camera Body
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Tilting Touchscreen
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D850 Body
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Overview

Higher Resolution. Faster Speed.
Greater Versatility.

At the heart of the D850 is a Nikon designed sensor like none before it—a back-side illuminated (BSI) FX-format full-frame CMOS image sensor with 45.7 megapixels and no optical low-pass filter. A marvel of ingenuity, it achieves extraordinary image quality, enhanced light gathering efficiency, faster data readout and truer color. And with such a dense array of pixels, there's virtually no risk of moiré.

Key Features:

  • Nikon-designed back-side illuminated (BSI) full-frame image sensor with no optical low-pass filter  
  • 45.7 megapixels of extraordinary resolution, outstanding dynamic range and virtually no risk of moiré
  • Up to 9 fps continuous shooting at full resolution with full AF performance
  • 8K and 4K time-lapse movies with new levels of sharpness and detail
  • Tilting touchscreen, Focus Shift shooting mode, outstanding battery performance and much more
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording, slow motion up to 120 FPS at 1080p
  • The lowest base ISO (ISO 64) of any DSLR or mirrorless camera
Nikon (BSI) full-frame sensor

Faster, richer, sharper processing

Faster than EXPEED 4, EXPEED 5 quickly processes all 45.7 megapixels of data for lower noise, wider dynamic range, subtle tonal and textural details, high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 9 fps1 and full-frame 4K UHD movie recording.

Sensitive to every little detail

The lower the ISO, the greater the dynamic range. Like the D810 before it, the D850 has the lowest base ISO of any DSLR or mirrorless camera2—ISO 64 (expandable down to ISO 32).

Full-frame as it was meant to be

Nikon has been advancing the full frame format since the days of 35mm film photography with industry defining optics, legendary sharpness and the most impressive lens lineup available.

NIKKOR Lenses: The Gold Standard

Nikon has been setting the standard for full-frame lenses for over 80 years. Gold Ring Series NIKKOR optics are among the finest lenses available, drawing peak performance from high-resolution image sensors with stunning sharpness, edge-to-edge clarity and virtually no distortion or aberrations regardless of subject, environment or lighting conditions. The extreme resolving power of the D850, whether for stills or 4K UHD video, is brought to full power with these superb optics. To get the most from the D850 think Gold Ring. No adapter needed.

Autofocus that keeps up

The D850 uses the same field-proven ultra-accurate AF system as the flagship D5. With 153 focus points, 99 cross-type sensors and a dedicated AF processor, the D850 delivers all of its 45.7 MP performance with NIKKOR lenses. Shoot in low light to -4 EV. Capturing the most elusive subjects will feel like second nature with the D850.

Focus in near darkness

Autofocus down to -4 EV lets you capture in low-light situations. Suddenly, fast NIKKOR primes and zooms can handle even lower light than before.

Greater frame coverage

153 focus points with 99 cross-type sensors—15 of which support f/8, a must for many sports and wildlife shooters—providing 130% more frame coverage than D800/D800E or D810. Acquire and track with unwavering accuracy.

Locked-on subject tracking

Nikon's exclusive AF engine uses parallel processing with a sequence control microcomputer to realize high AF performance for fast-moving subjects even during high-speed shooting.

Versatile like you

Performance enhancements inspired by photographer feedback

Streamline your workflow

Seamlessly switch between RAW sizes of Large (45.7 MP), Medium (25.6 MP) and Small (11.4 MP) (12-bit lossless compressed RAW), whichever fits your need or workflow. Save time with RAW batch processing right in the camera.

Connect with your vision

Only an SLR camera offers a true view through the lens, making the camera an extension of your vision. The D850 has Nikon's highest magnification optical viewfinder ever, 0.75x. See the effects of NIKKOR lenses in real time—bokeh, fisheye, perspective control and more.

Do not disturb

When silence is golden—shooting golf, press conferences, weddings and more—turn on Silent Photography in Live View and capture without sound or mechanical vibration. In Mode 1, shoot for up to 6 FPS continuous at 45.7 MP. In Mode 2, shoot approx. 8.6-megapixel pictures in DX image area at approx. 30 FPS for up to 3 seconds.

Tilt and touch

The tilting touchscreen LCD screen makes it easy to get the shot, even from high or low angles. Use Touch AF, Touch Shutter control and navigate menus, playback and more as if you were using a smartphone. Zoom in during Live View shooting and use the new Pinpoint AF to put focus right where you want it.

4K UHD Movie Quality in Full Frame Glory

Cinematic movie recording

A multimedia powerhouse

Multimedia content creators rejoice. You are now free to record 16:9 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) in full frame glory using the total width and resolution of the D850's back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor. Take advantage of the large sensor size for clean output at high ISO and for shooting with zero crop factor with any full-frame NIKKOR lenses4, including wide and ultra-wide angle lenses.

Slow it down

Transform dramatic moments into dazzling fluid slow-motion sequences. Record 4x (shoot at 120p, playback at 30/25p) or 5x (shoot at 120p, playback at 24p) slow-motion at 1080p.

Quickly confirm focus

Confirm your manual focus with Focus Peaking5. Select high, medium or low sensitivity and red, yellow, blue or white highlights. Operates in manual focus mode with AF or compatible manual NIKKOR lenses.

Touch to focus

While recording video with Live View just touch where you want to focus.

Your images. The world. Connected.

Transfer your images to a compatible smartphone or tablet instantly using Nikon's SnapBridge app. The app maintains a constant connection with the D850 via Bluetooth Low Energy for seamless transfers, sharing your favorite shots and even controlling the D850 for remote shooting.

What's Included

D850 Camera Body
EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25A Battery Charger
UC-E22 USB Cable
HDMI/USB Cable Clip
AN-DC18 Strap
BF-1B Body Cap
DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece

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Product Specifications

D850

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera 
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount 

Image Sensor

 
Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 45.7  million 
Total Pixels 46.89  million
Sensor Size 35.9 mm  x  23.9 mm 
Image Sensor Format FX 
Image Sensor Type CMOS 
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning 
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required) 
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes 
Image Area (pixels)

FX-format
(L)  8,256 x 5,504 (45.4 million) 
(M)  6,192 x 4,128 (25.5 million)
(S)  4,128 x 2,752 (11.3 million) 

1:2 format  (30 x 20)
(L)  6,880 x 4,584 (31.5 million) 
(M)  5,152 x 3,432 (17.6 million) 
(S)  3,440 x 2,288 (7.8 million) 

5:4 format (30 x 24)
(L)  6,880 x 5,504 (37.8 million)
(M)  5,152 x 4,120 (21.2 million)
(S)  3,440 x 2,752 (9.4 million)

1:1 format (24 x 24)
(L)  5,504 x 5,504 (30.2 million)
(M)  4,128 x 4,128 (17.0 million)
(S)  2,752 x 2,752 (7.5 million)

DX-format
(L)  5,408 x 3,600 (19.4 million)
(M)  4,048 x 2,696 (10.9 million)
(S)  2,704 x 1,800 (4.8 million)

FX-format photographs taken during movie recording
(L)  8,256 x 4,640 (38.3 million)
(M)  6,192 x 3,480 (21.5 million)
(S)  4,128 x 2,320 (9.5 million)

DX-format photographs taken during movie recording
(L)  5,408 x 3,040 (16.4 million)
(M)  4,048 x 2,272 (9.1 million)
(S)  2,704 x 1,520 (4.1 million) 

File System

 
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)
TIFF (RGB)
Storage Media 1 XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
SD
SDHC (UHS-II compliant)
SDXC ( (UHS-II compliant)
XQD Type Memory
Card Slot Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards. 
File System Compliant with  DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
EXIF 2.31 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
PictBridge

Viewfinder

 
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder 
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24):  100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical  Approx.
1.2x (30x20):  97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical  Approx.
DX (24x16):  97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical  Approx.
5:4 (30x24):  97% horizontal and 100% vertical  Approx.
1:1 (24x24):  97% horizontal and 100% vertical  Approx. 
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1)  Approx. 
Viewfinder Eyepoint 17mm (-1.0 m¯¹) 
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1m¯¹ 
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF area brackets (grid lines can be displayed) 
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type 
Mirror Lock Up Yes 

Lens

 
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
Electronically controlled
Depth-of-field Control Yes
Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes) 
Lens Compatibility at a Glance AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Compatible Lenses AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only).
Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection).
IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.

Shutter

 
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter
Electronic front-curtain shutter available in quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release, and mirror up release modes
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250 
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000  sec. 
Slowest Shutter Speed 30  sec. 
Flash Sync Speed Up to  1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes 
Shutter Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Quiet Continuous Release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options

FX-format
CH: Up to  9  frames per second

With an EN-EL18b Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery inserted in a MB-D18 Multi Battery Power Pack:
CL: 1-8 frames per second
CH: 9 frames per second
Quiet Continuous Mode: 3 frames per second
Other power sources:
CL: 1-6 frames per second
CH: 7 frames per second
Quiet Continuous Mode: 3 frames per second

Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 7  frames per second 
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled

Exposure

 
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor 
Metering Method Centre-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12mm circle in centre of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12mm circle)
Matrix: 3D Colour Matrix Metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); Colour Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Colour Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on centre focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
Metering Range ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F
-3 ± 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
0 to 20 EV (Highlight-weighted metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling Combined CPU and AI 
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV 
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 
Exposure Lock Yes 
Picture Control Auto
Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
Vivid

Sensitivity

 
ISO Sensitivity ISO  64  -  25,600
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102,400 equivalent) above ISO 25,600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 64 
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 25,600 
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 32 equivalent) 
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Hi-2 (ISO 102,400 equivalent) 
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Lo-1 (ISO 32 equivalent)
Hi-1 (ISO-51,200 equivalent)
Hi-2 (ISO-102,400 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting Auto
Extra High
High
Normal
Low
Off 
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame
3–5 frames using preset values for all frames

Focus/Autofocus

 
Single-point AF Mode Yes 
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 25, 72, or 153 point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF 
Auto-area AF Mode Yes 
Autofocus System Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection 
Detection Range -4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C) 
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-area Mode 9, 25, 72, or 153 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking
Group-area AF 
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the centre of the sub-selector 
Focus Modes Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area AF
Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only 
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 153 
Autofocus Sensitivity -4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) 
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes 

Flash

 
Flash Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV 
X-Sync Speed 1/250 
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to  1/8000 
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center- weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering 
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV 
Flash-ready Indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output 
Accessory Shoe Yes 
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported 
Flash Sync Terminal Yes 

White Balance

 
White Balance Auto (3 types)
Choose colour temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Fine-tuning
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Natural Light Auto
Preset manual
(up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV 

Live View

 
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Pinpoint AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected) 

Movie

 
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor 
Movie Maximum recording time 29 minutes 59 seconds
Each movie will be recorded across up to 8 files of up to 4 GB each. The number of files and the length of each file vary with the options selected for Frame size/frame rate and Movie quality
Movie File Format MOV
MP4 
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding 
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
AAC
Movie 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 30p (x4)
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 25p (x4)
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 24p (x5)
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160 (when quality is fixed at high) and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion (when quality is fixed at normal)
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional - sold separately)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted

Monitor

 
Monitor Size 3.2  in. diagonal 
Monitor Resolution 2,359,000  Dots 
Monitor Type Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD 
Monitor Angle of View 170 -degree wide-viewing angle 
Monitor Adjustments Brightness,  5  levels 
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder

Playback

 
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Location Display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo information
Photo Slideshow
Picture Rating
Playback with Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
In-Camera Image Editing D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Trim Movie 
Image Comment Yes 

Interface

 
Interface Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
HDMI Output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Headphone Connector
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Ten-pin remote terminal: Can be used to connect optional MC-30A/ MC-36A remote cords, ML-3 modulite remote control sets, WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controllers, or GP-1/ GP-1A GPS units
Wi-Fi Functionality Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Maximum output power: 8.5 dBm (EIRP)
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth Yes
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
GPS GP-1 GPS unit (sold separately)
GP-1A GPS unit (sold separately)
Save/Load Camera settings Yes 

Menus

 
Total Custom Settings 55 
My Menu Yes with customization 
Recent Settings Yes 
Supported Languages Arabic
Bengali
Brazilian Portuguese
Bulgarian
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Marathi
Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
Swedish
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese 
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes 
World Time Setting Yes 

Power

 
Battery / Batteries EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion battery 
Battery Life
(shots per charge)
1,840  shots (CIPA)
Movies:  Approx. 70 minutes of HD footage
AC Adapter EH-5c/EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately) 
Battery Charger MH-25a Quick Charger 

Misc

 
Tripod Socket 0.64 cm 
Approx. Dimensions
(Width x Height x Depth) 
146 x 124 x 78.5 mm 
Approx. Weight 915 g
camera body only
Operating Environment Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)

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