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Extreme resolution meets extreme speed. When Nikon introduced the D800 and D800E, it set a new benchmark for DSLR image quality and super high resolution photography that approached medium format. Now, five years later, Nikon proudly introduces the next evolution in high resolution DSLRs, a camera that allows photographers to capture fast action in 45.7 megapixels of brilliant resolution. With remarkable advancements across the board—sensor design, autofocus, dynamic range, sensitivity, Speedlight control, battery life, shutter and mirror drive mechanisms, Silent Photography in Live-View mode, focus shift capability and more. This is quite possibly the most impressive, well-rounded DSLR yet.
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This is a review of a true production D850, not the pre-production versions.
Worthy upgrade from D800, D810 not so much you can wait for lower prices next year
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Probably will update more as I go along this journey but as of now this has everything I wanted and some more from D810.
A True Step up in Nikons Lineup
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I have now had the camera for a few days and wanted to give my initial thoughts on the D850. I am upgrading from the D810 and will give the review from this perspective.
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I’ve used a lot of Nikon cameras and have plenty of lenses. I use my gear professionally as well as for personal use.
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I bought my D850 from my local dealer and was lucky to get one in the early shipment. I got it close on the heals of my D500 (about a couple of months). I absolutely love the D500 and the D850 is its big sister. The two share a lot of features and configurations and it is easy to move back and forth in the field. However, the D850 presents a number of challenges I didn’t have in the D500 — almost all are in the file handling. Big files slow the entire workflow down. LR and PS choke on them and process very slowly. (I’m on a high end iMac — 2015 model). I’m currently shooting JPGs on the D850; awaiting the LR update. The images are roughly the same quality as the D500 images, but so much larger. The learning curve on the D850 is steeper and longer than on the D500. I’m learning a lot as I go. The tell all books have yet to be published. I’ve been taking photos for about 65 years and digital images since the D1.
Upgraded from a crop body
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I upgraded from a D7100. Going from a DX to an FX is already a big change but I am still very surprised with how much better the D850 is. The low light capabilities are really great and the faster shutter speed is very noticeable and awesome. The battery is bigger and the whole body is bigger and heavier, but the images are just so much sharper. The awesome dynamic range is probably the best quality it has.
The auto-focus is really impressive with some modern lenses and my favorite 55mm 2
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I upgraded from a D810, even though I was planning to skip a generation. My reasoning initially was for the new button layout, the backlit buttons for working in the dark, the upgraded auto-focus system, and the sensor. So far, I am impressed. The auto-focus is really impressive with some modern lenses and my favorite 55mm 2.8 AI-s lens works. Focus peaking in live view is fun and useful. Touchscreen works like it should. I have yet to get it outside at night with a telescope but I am looking forward to it. Still waiting on XQD card to ship. Will update review as appropriate.
I already love it. It is much better than my D800
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I just got this 2 days ago. I already love it. It is much better than my D800. Low light performance is amazing. The only negative is the lack of a pop-up flash.
It’s amazing. Nothing much more to say about
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I switched from the 5DSR and Canon to Nikon because of this camera. Shot some astro in the Swiss Alps. It’s amazing. Nothing much more to say about it