Nikon D850 DSLR Camera Body
Higher resolution. Faster speed. Greater versatility.
The D850 puts staggering image quality and impressive performance within reach of working photographers everywhere.
45.7 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
At the heart of the D850 is a back-side illuminated (BSI) FX-format full-frame CMOS image sensor with 45.7 megapixels and no optical low-pass filter. A marvel of ingenuity, it achieves extraordinary image quality, enhanced light gathering efficiency, faster data readout and truer color with virtually no risk of moiré
EXPEED 5 Image Processing
EXPEED 5 quickly processes all 45.7 megapixels of data for lower noise, wider dynamic range, subtle tonal and textural details, high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 9 fps1 and full-frame 4K UHD movie recording.
Dynamic Range Down to ISO 64
The lower the ISO, the greater the dynamic range. Like the D810 before it, the D850 has the lowest base ISO of any DSLR or mirrorless camera2—ISO 64 (expandable down to ISO 32).
Precision at Every Turn
Fast continuous shooting, flagship autofocus and precise metering.
7 FPS Continuous Shooting Speed.
9 FPS With Optional MB-D18 Battery Grip & EN-EL18b/a Battery
Speed to Match Your Vision
With a continuous shooting speed of 7 fps or 9 fps using the optional MB-D18 battery pack with EN-EL 18b/a Lithium-ion Battery, the D850 can capture those perfect moments in action from a bride walking down the aisle to gravity-defying sports shots at it’s full 45.7 MP resolution.
153 Point AF System
With 153 focus points, 99 cross-type sensors and a dedicated AF processor, the D850 combines the best of flagship AF technology so that you can be assured that your high resolution images are as sharp as can be.
Autofocus Down to -4 EV
Focus in near darkness down to -4 EV to capture moody low-light scenes. Suddenly, fast NIKKOR primes and zooms can handle even lower light than before.
Full Frame 4K UHD
Record 16:9 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) in full frame glory using the total width of the D850’s back-side illuminated CMOS sensor. Take advantage of the large sensor size for clean output at high ISO and for shooting with zero crop factor with full-frame NIKKOR lenses3, including wide and ultra-wide angle lenses.
4K and 8K Time-Lapse
Create jaw-dropping 4K time-lapse movies right in-camera or exquisitely-detailed 8K time-lapse sequences of up to 9,999 full-size stills using D850’s Interval Timer Mode.
120 fps Slow-Motion
Transform dramatic moments into dazzling fluid slow-motion sequences. Record 4x (shoot at 120p, playback at 30/25p) or 5x (shoot at 120p, playback at 24p) slow-motion at 1080p.
Versatile Sound Controls
When audio levels rise unexpectedly, D850’s sound attenuator automatically reduces the microphone sensitivity to prevent distortion and maintain smooth recording with clear sound.
Confirm your manual focus with Focus Peaking4. Select high, medium or low sensitivity and red, yellow, blue or white highlights.
Selectable Highlight Detection
Avoid overly bright or blown-out highlights in your videos with D850’s three selectable Zebra Stripes highlight detection patterns.
Tilt and Touch
The tilting touchscreen LCD makes it easy to get the shot, even from high or low angels. Use Touch AF, Touch Shutter control and navigate menus, playback and more as if you were using a touch-enabled smart device. Zoom in during Live View shooting and use the new Pinpoint AF to put focus right where you want it.
Focus Stacking Made Easy
Create images with extraordinary depth of field using Focus Shift Mode. Set focal steps from 1 to 10 for up to 300 automated shots and D850 will automatically shift focus between shots and collect the images in a dedicated folder for easy identification when using 3rd party focus stacking software5.
Do Not Disturb
When silence is golden - shooting golf, press conferences, weddings and more - turn on Silent Photography in Live View and capture without sound or mechanical vibration. In mode 1, shoot for up to 6 fps continuous at 45.7 MP. In Mode 2, shoot approx. 8.6-megapixel pictures in DX image area at approx. 30 fps for up to 3 seconds.
Add the new MB-D18 Multi Battery Power Pack for improved handling with telephoto prime or telephoto zoom lenses, and increase your shooting speed to 9 fps6 at full resolution.
When you’ve got a deadline, transfer speed can make all the difference. Transfer images and movie files to a PC or FTP server via wired LAN/wireless LAN using the optional WT-7 Wireless Transmitter.
Digitize the gems from your film days at D850’s full 45.7 MP using the new optional ES-2 Film Digitizer Adapter on a compatible Micro-NIKKOR lens.
When combined with the optional WR-A10/R10 transceiver7, the D850 can control and wirelessly fire radio controlled SB-5000 Speedlights from another room, around corners or outdoors in bright sunlight.
Define Your Style
Control the look of your photos and videos with Nikon’s Picture Control System. Spend more time in the field focusing on being creative and less time post-processing. Select Auto Picture Control and let the D850 optimize the look for your specific shot.
Using optional XQD storage allows for optimum handling of D850’s incredible high resolution files and shooting speeds. SD can be used for back up, overflow or just as extra storage space.
Seamlessly switch between RAW sizes of Large (45.4 MP), Medium (25.6 MP) and Small (11.4 MP), whichever fits your need or workflow. Save time with RAW batch processing right in the camera.
Built-in Wireless Connectivity
Transfer images to a compatible smartphone or tablet instantly using Nikon’s SnapBridge app and the D850’s constant Bluetooth Low Energy connection.
Designed to Outperform
Whether in the studio or on-location, from the catwalk or the scenic overlook to a wedding ceremony or night sky, the Nikon D850 is the versatile tool to capture all, with astounding resolution and speed.
Phenomenal Battery Life
All day shooting shouldn't require frequent battery changes. The D850 is extremely energy efficient and can shoot approx 1,840 shots8 at full resolution or approx. 70 minutes of video on a single charge.
The D850 is built for extreme durability using rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber materials. The sturdy camera body protects the sophisticated technologies insode against accidental shock.
Withstand the Elements
The D850 has extensive weather and dust sealing applied to its joint parts and seams, allowing you to shoot with confidence, even in harsh weather conditions and the most extreme environments.
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
(L) 8,256 x 5,504
(M) 6,192 x 4,128
(S) 4,128 x 2,752
(L) 5,408 x 3,600
(M) 4,048 x 2,696
(S) 2,704 x 1,800
FX-format photographs taken during movie recording: (L) 8,256 x 4,640
(M) 6,192 x 3,480
(S) 4,128 x 2,320
DX-format photographs taken during movie recording:
(L) 5,408 x 3,040
(M) 4,048 x 2,272
(S) 2,704 x 1,520
(L) 6,880 x 4,584
(M) 5,152 x 3,432
(S) 3,440 x 2,288
5:4 format (30 x 24)
(L) 6,880 x 5,504 (M) 5,152 x 4,120
(S) 3,440 x 2,752
1:1 format (24 x 24)
(L) 5,504 x 5,504
(M) 4,128 x 4,128
(S) 2,752 x 2,752
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available
SDHC (UHS-II compliant)
SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
XQD Type Memory
1.2x (30x20): 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (Approx.)
DX (24x16): 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (Approx.)
5:4 (30x24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical (Approx.)
1:1 (24x24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical (Approx.)
Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
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).
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slowe
r Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Quiet Continuous Release
Single-frame [S] mode
CH: Up to 9 frames per second
Timer duration electronically controlled
-3 ± 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
0 to 20 EV (Highlight-weighted metering)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102,400 equivalent) above ISO 25,600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area AF
Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Choose color temperature (2500K-10000K)
Fluorescent (7 types
Natural Light Auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Movie Live View Mode
Manual focus (MF)
Each movie will be recorded across up to 8 files of up to 4 GB each. The number of files and the length of each file vary with the options selected for Frame size/frame rate and Movie quality.
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
Playback with Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control Red-Eye Correction
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
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
Operating frequency: 2412-2462 MHz (channels 1-11)
Maximum output power: 8.5 dBm (EIRP)
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402-2480 MHz
Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402-2480 MHz
GP-1A GPS unit
Movies: Approx. 70 minutes of HD footage
5.8 in. (146 mm) x 4.9 in. (124 mm) x 3.1 in. (78.5 mm)
camera body only
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)