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GENERAL
Model Nikon D850 Nikon D810A Nikon D810 Nikon D800 Nikon D800E
Release Date 2017-08-24 2015-02-10 2014-06-26 2012-06-11 2012-06-11
Camera Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Current Price $3,296.95 $3,796.95 $2,796.95 $2,999.00 $2,495.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
46

Megapixel

36

Megapixel

36

Megapixel

36

Megapixel

36

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 8256 x 5504 7360 x 4912 7360 x 4912 7360 x 4912 7360 x 4912
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame Full frame Full frame Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm 35.9 x 24 mm 35.9 x 24 mm 35.9 x 24 mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor Area
858mm2
861mm2
861mm2
861mm2
861mm2
Max ISO

25600

12800

12800

6400

6400

Min ISO

64

200

64

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Nikon D850 Nikon D810A Nikon D810 Nikon D800 Nikon D800E
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps 5.0 fps 5 fps 4 fps 4 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedAverageSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedAverageSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing 5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync no built-in flash n/a 1/250s 1/250s 1/250s
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Tilting Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology n/a n/a TFT-LCD (WRGB) TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Screen Size
3.2″
3.2″
3.2″
3.2″
3.2″
Resolution 2,359k dots 1,229k dots 1,229k dots 921k dots 921k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Nikon D850 Nikon D810A Nikon D810 Nikon D800 Nikon D800E
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Type Yes Stereo Stereo Mono Mono
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 1015 g 880 g 980 g 900 g 900 g
Dimensions 146 x 124 x 79 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm
Body Sealing Yes Yes Yes Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes (Water and dust resistant)
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

1840 Shots

1200 Shots

1200 Shots

900 Shots

900 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + XQD SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant) SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant) Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Optional Optional None None
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Nikon D850 Nikon D810A Nikon D810 Nikon D800 Nikon D800E
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F Nikon F Nikon F Nikon F
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1x
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 153 51 51 51 51
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $3,296.95 $3,796.95 $2,796.95 $2,999.00 $2,495.00