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The Nikon D850 DSLR features a newly designed fullframe format backside illuminated CMOS sensor with an incredible resolution of 45.7 megapixels. The high resolution will enable users to shoot future-proof images for large prints, even after cropping. To make best use of all the 45.7 million pixels the D850 features no optical low pass filter for sharper images, while the dense array of pixels provides virtually no risk of moir.
The Nikon D850 features a wide native ISO range of 64-25600, and if that is not enough a lower expanded sensitivity of ISO 32 is available creative and dynamic range purposes, while 2 higher sensitivities of ISO 51200 and 102400 will enable shooting in extreme low light conditions.
By capturing RAW files in 14-bit, users will be able to further push post processing for even more accurate colours, wider dynamic range and improve noise reduction.
Nikon's new EXPEED 5 engine features faster processors, more memory and improved algorithms to produce colour accurate images and reduce image noise.
The Nikon D850 shares the same auto focusing system as the D5. The AF system features 153 points with 99 cross sensors for wider and denser coverage. 99 of the sensors are cross type sensors with superior subject-detection performance, that are distributed efficiently in central and peripheral areas, delivering more compositional freedom. The camera demonstrates higher accuracy in overall subject detection, including small subjects as well as those with low overall contrast.
The Nikon D850 features a powerful 180 000 pixel RGB sensor which maintains high sensitivity while significantly increasing the pixel count. By having more pixels the camera can now detect and focus/meter on even smaller subjects, and the increased sensitivity enables focusing/metering in dark environments
Fifteen focus points, including nine selectable points, are available for lens setups slower than f/5.6 and equal to or faster than f/8. This will enable autofocus when using a select lens and teleconverter combinations.
Live view AF fine tune lets users accurately fine-tune the D850's autofocus system, optimizing sharpness, and avoiding the lengthy process of trial-and-error tuning.
The D850's amazing processing power and speed enables photographers to shoot with no loss of speed or confidence. The cutting-edge technology used in the camera delivers stable high-speed continuous shooting at a frame rate of up to 7 frames per second (7 fps) with full-time autofocus and autoexposure at any image quality for up to 170 RAW frames. For even faster continuous burst shooting the D850 can be paired with a MB-D18 battery grip to achieve up to 9fps.
The Nikon D850 features fast and versatile memory in the form of one XQD memory card slot and one UHS-II SD card slot. XQD is one of the fastest portable storage solutions currently available and features speeds up to 440MB/s. By utilising XQD the D850 can clear the buffer faster to so you can safely continue shooting.
The Nikon D850 is further future proofed by incorporating Ultra HD 4K video recording with no cropping thanks to a full frame sensor readout. 4K is the latest standard in video resolution and features 2 times more pixels than Full HD. The camera records 4K UHD (3840 2160) 30p/25p/24p videos, saving the data onto in-camera memory cards.
The D850 can record slow-motion 100-120 fps readout video internally at frame rates of either 24p, 25p, or 30p. This enables dramatic expression of a moment's movement in slow motion. Further, the addition of a dedicated movie shooting menu, the ability to choose the format in which movies are recorded from MOV and MP4, and the ability to apply detailed settings for highlight display make the D850 a much more convenient way to record movies for multimedia users.
An uncompressed 4K frame-by-frame live feed can be directly transferred to an external display or recorder simultaneously.
The Nikon D850 enables users to quickly confirm manual focus with Focus Peaking. 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.
Flat picture control records as much image information as possible to enable more control in post-production. With more control you can produce high-resolution videos that faithfully reflect your creative intentions in a relatively simple process. Even without requiring technical knowledge of video log, or if you are new to video, Flat Picture Control will amaze you with its creative potential and ease of use.
When filming out of the studio, audio levels can escalate unexpectedly, causing distortion. The D850 incorporates an attenuator menu to avoid such accidental occurrences. When activated, it automatically reduces the microphone sensitivity to the appropriate level allowing smooth recording with clear sound.
The Nikon D850 DSLR features a nifty zebra pattern highlight display helps users confirm blown highlights. The camera lets users adjust the level of brightness, to be indicated between 180-255 depending on their needs. Whats more, the zebrapatterns come in two varieties, selectable according to the patterns and textures of your subjects.
When shooting movies hand-held in Full HD or HD, the D850s electronic vibration reduction function reduces the effects of camera shake in the horizontal, vertical and rotational directions (centering on the lens). This is invaluable when limitations of time and location make it difficult to set up a tripod. When combined with VR capable Nikon lenses, the benefits are even more apparent.
The Nikon D850 features highlight-weighted metering, helping users to minimize overexposure. This setting delivers a richer tonality in images by giving priority to the brightest portions of a scene and avoiding white clipping. Used together with Flat Picture Control, you can acquire footage with even richer tones and less over-exposed highlights.
The D850 takes your time-lapse movies into a new realm with its Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor. Harnessing the vast pixel count of 45 megapixels (8256 5504 pixels) with the high resolving power of Nikon lenses, the cameras interval timer and time-lapse modes allows users to create 4K detailed timelapse movies in-camera without any software.
The D850 has a new, dedicated movie-shooting menu. This comes in particularly handy when switching back and forth between still-photo shooting and movie recording.
The D850 features one of the highest resolution LCD's in a DSLR. With 2,359,000-dots, touchscreen and tiltiing capability, the 3.2 inch LCD will provide easy and intuitive operation from almost any angle.
Shooting in RAW gives greater leeway in post-production, lettingphotographers draw the most from the images they capture. Untilnow, however, processing RAW has always been extremely timeconsuming.The D850 resolves this issue by offering an incrediblyconvenient, in-camera RAW batch-processing feature, which enablesyou to quickly apply the same adjustments to selected images. It canprocess 1000 RAW files in approx. 25 minutes. You can save theoriginal RAW files and processed JPEG files on one large-capacityXQD card, or else save the original on XQD and the JPEG on an SDcard in the second slot, for easier data management.
The D850s buttons features illumination to provides enhanced visibility of the camera controls.
An electronic front curtain reduces internal mechanical vibration/movement for sharper pictures.
The D850 employs a magnesium alloy body to give it a strong and durable body while being light weight. The camera body's joined sections are also sealed to ensure high resistance to dust and bad weather, letting you shoot with the utmost confidence, even in inclement conditions.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
|Effective angle of view|
Nikon FX format
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
|Image size (pixels)|
FX (36x24) image area, (L) 8256 x 5504 (45.4 million), (M) 6192 x 4128 (25.5 million), (S) 4128 x 2752 (11.3 million), 1.2x (30x20) image area, (L) 6880 x 4584 (31.5 million), (M) 5152 x 3432 (17.6 million), (S) 3440 x 2288 (7.8 million)
|Storage file 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)
|Picture Control System|
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
1 XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card. 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.
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
FX (36x24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.2x (30x20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, DX (24x16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, 5:4 (30x24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1:1 (24x24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.75x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1)
17 mm (–1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-3 to +1 m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Yes, pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible with 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). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used. The 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).
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
1/8000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time x 250
|Flash sync speed|
X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
|Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)|
Matrix or center-weighted metering: –3 to +20 EV. Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV. Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
|Exposure meter coupling|
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
–5 to +5 EV, in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Luminosity locked at detected value
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 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
–4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C): predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection
Single-point AF, 9-, 25-, 72-, or 153- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
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
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
–3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
|Nikon Creative Lighting System|
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF, unified flash control
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), all with fine-tuning.
Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
|Live View - Modes|
Photo live view, Movie live view
|Live view - lens servo|
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S), full-time-servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (M)
|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 - metering|
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
|Movie - metering method|
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
|Movie - file format|
|Movie - video compression|
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
|Movie - audio recording format|
Linear PCM, AAC
|Movie - audio recording device|
Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
|Movie - ISO sensitivity|
Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit
Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, and auto image rotation
Hi-Speed USB, with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
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 (Wireless LAN) standards|
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency|
2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power|
8.5 dBm (EIRP)
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security|
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)|
Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1; Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz; Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Optional MB-D18 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18b Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15a Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18b batteries.
EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
|Operating environment - temperature|
0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
|Operating environment - humidity|
85% or less (no condensation)
BF-1B body cap, EN-EL15a rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-25a battery charger (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), HDMI/USB cable clip, UC-E22 USB cable, AN-DC18 strap
All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.
Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Fujifilm cameras are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.
Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty, which only applies to when registering your Tamron/Sigma product.
Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.
All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.
All refurbished gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 12 Month Warranty.
Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product. ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.
2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.
Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.
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