The Nikon D850 will be capable of 4k UHD video in FX format (with no crop)


First, note that all my posts and the official press release describe the D850 as a "full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed digital SLR cameras", not mirrorless or medium format as some have suggested (the B&H listing of the D850 as a mediums format 645 was a mistake).

This is what we know about the D850 so far based on my initial reports from May and June and some new information:

  • 45-46MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • Improved low and high ISO
  • New and improved version of SnapBridge
  • No built-in GPS
  • Tiltable LCD screen just like the D750 and D500
  • Memory card slots: one SD and one XQD
  • AF system from the D5
  • No built-in flash (from the teaser picture)
  • Back illuminated buttons (from leaked pictures)
  • Joystick selector (from leaked pictures)
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (from leaked pictures)
  • 8K time-lapse video capabilities (from promo video)
  • New: the D850 will be on display at the Photo+ Expo in October
  • New: touchscreen
  • New: 4k UHD video in FX format (with no crop)

Here are the "big" unanswered questions I have so far - I hope that with this post, I will get some tips from people in the know (use the contact form):

  • Fps rate - I was told different numbers here, including 8fps which is a bit high in my opinion.
  • EVF/hybrid viewfinder - everything so far is pure speculation based on the design of the D850 pentaprism and previous Nikon hybrid viewfinder patents accompanied by some catchy headlines online with exclamation points. I know that "hybrid viewfinder" headlines bait a lot of clicks, but as of today, I have no reason to believe the D850 will have such technology. If something changes, I will do a post asap. This is how I have been operating for over 10 years and I will not change it now just because somebody on the Internet says so.
  • Release date
  • Price

Update:

  • The Nikon D850 has no EVF or hybrid viewfinder
  • The Nikon D850 will be even faster than 8 fps

If any of our readers have some additional D850 info, you can contact me anonymously here.

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  • Caroga

    Looks like the old f6

  • Orgil Orgildinho

    it seems, D850 is just FX version of D500 with more mega px

  • David Uglava

    Sounds weird to use all 45-46 Megapixels for 4K recording without crop… Or the camera might be from the future lol.

  • nhaler

    BUT WILL IT HAVE A DEEPER GRIP (I’m not going to stop asking this.)

  • donpnz

    let’s hope its finally a Nikon with a decent video button instead of the usual tiny nipple…

  • Meiken Chan

    5 fps body only, 9 with grip.

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