LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon D850 has a Tilting 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 2,359k dots. The Nikon D850's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
D850 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.75x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon D850 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. If you need more speed, Nikon D850 can shoot up to 9 fps with optional MB-D18 battery grip.
Unfortunately D850 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Nikon D850 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 153 focus points and 99 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Nikon D850 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon D850, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in and MPEG-4 formats. This means that Nikon D850 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor D810 which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your D810 and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of D850.
D850 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Nikon D850 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Nikon D850 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon D850 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g + NFC + Bluetooth 4.1 LE) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, D850 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Nikon D850's Bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our D850. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect D850 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon D850 is powered by EN-EL15a battery which provides a shooting life of 1840 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 885 shots, Nikon D850 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D850 is the longest battery life Semi-Pro DSLR camera in our database. The closest competitor in this class is Nikon Df with its 1400 shots battery life. Check the comparison of Nikon D850 vs Nikon Df or take a look at Longest battery life DSLR cameras list.
Nikon D850 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon D850 is $3,296.95