Nikon D850 DSLR Camera: Full Review
A top class addition to the Nikon line-up
- Fast - 7 to 9 frames per second
- Tilting, touch LCD
- 153-point AF system
- Superb image performance
- No built-in flash
- No GPS
- Uses the so-so SnapBridge system rather than offering built in connectivity
Highly competitive upgrade of the Nikon D810 with plenty of new additions and stunning imaging ability makes it a serious player in the $5000 DSLR marketplace.
Price$ 5,200.00 (AUD)
The Nikon D850 DSLR has just hit the market to an initial round of applause that - on initial tests - is more than deserved. The long-awaited replacement for 2014’s D810 - a good camera in its own right - has a stream of improvements and pluses with very few negatives.
But make no mistake this a top of the range camera - its RRP is $5200 - that should perform at the highest level and it’s taking on some very heavy hitters such as Canon’s 5D Mark IV (which is $300 cheaper), 5DS ($700 less) and 5DSR ($300 less).
PC World had the chance to test drive the D850 for two days, paired with the impressive AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens. The latter is an FX-format 2.9x normal zoom lens that offers a maximum aperture of f/2.8 across the full focal length range of 24-70mm.
It has a vibration reduction (VR) system and a silent wave motor for autofocus tracking, an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that delivers stable auto-exposure control and Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghost and flare. It paired beautifully with the D850 and the photos were splendid.
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