Another Nikon D850 picture leaked online


Another picture of the Nikon D850 DSLR camera courtesy of digicamera.net forum member Hel_NiS.

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  • Jeffrey G. Bank

    Please take my money, Nikon.

    • Ben Brayev

      YES

  • Mehdi R

    Microphone hole 🙂

    • Duncan Dimanche

      We already know that it will have the biggest viewfinder of all digital Nikons… so yeah

      • Captain Megaton

        A great viewfinder, bigger than anyone else!

        #MNGA

        • It’s Yuge

        • Art

          It’s not the size of your viewfinder that matters, it’s what you do with it.

        • Shutterbug

          Several Canon cameras already had 0.76x. The claim is for the Nikon world only.

        • Allan

          I don’t understand.

          Google gave me stuff like “Michigan Nut Growers Association”.

          • KT

            Make Nikon Great Again, a la MAGA

            • Allan

              Thanks.

          • Captain Megaton

            Surprisingly apt.

        • Blaine Wesley Shillington

          Nobody know viewfinders better than us. We know viewfinders better than even cameras know viewfinders. And we have absolutely the best people on it, they’re great, really. Incredible people. Can we all agree how great they are?

  • So you’re telling my I can connect lenses to it. Interesting. I’m sold! 😉

  • TheInfinityPoint

    Nice! Looks like the right side ports are raised a bit above the body. This should hopefully make it easier to attach the wired remote release now.

    • Mike D

      Carefully looking at my D810 right now. It looks identical to me.

      • TheInfinityPoint

        Ah you’re right, same thing on my D800. I’m not used to looking at my body from the same angle as the leaked photo lol.

  • Keith Calvin Leong

    I wish the mounted lens were the 200mm f2e, it is been a while since its patent available.

  • TheInfinityPoint

    Also looks like the AF selector is in the same position.

    • Coffee

      Also kept the aperture ring for old lenses unlike the D7500. Not that this is surprising, but good to see.

      • Captain Megaton

        Uhh… dropping the Ai coupler on the ‘850 was about as likely as dropping the AF motor!

  • Dr. Richard Head

    Black dot on the upper left is where the nuclear fission rod goes. Even so, the photographer with the hat will get free Sony gear and post lots of youtube videos “Why I Dumped Nikon for Sony”.

    • nwcs

      I wish a camera company would sponsor me. Not because I have a big following or anything. Just wish they would sponsor me. 🙂

    • sickheadache

      My Rod is too big for that lil hole.

      • outkasted

        sick in the head mate..

    • outkasted

      i was wondering what that dimple was for…mic?

    • You mean the one with the whiney voice that knows EVERYTHING and mocks commenters who ask him questions on Youtube? That photog with the hat? 😉

      • Dr. Richard Head

        That’s the one! He’s a “Sony Magic Lumaleer Wizard of Light” now. Free gear and sponsorship from Sony can cause you to make “I dumped Nikon” youtube videos. He’s a very thin skinned fellow.

        • Thin skinned indeed. I also think the way he talks to his models is condescending to men and sexist and rude to women. But I digress. #GoNikon And i didn’t get paid to say that.

          • Dr. Richard Head

            Condescending the Hat photog is.

    • zzzxtreme

      That’s the infrared comm port. Uses infrared for file transfer

  • Charles

    Dangit! Why didn’t someone shoot a pic of the other side of the viewfinder? I want to see what that mysterious raised area is above the Diopter adjustment knob is.

    • Coffee

      This is a troll leak. They don’t want to show any more until the release.

  • Spy Black

    This is getting stupid. Just release the camera already.

    • JJ168

      You have waited for years, why cant you wait for another day or two? 🙂

      • Mehdi R

        lol, A matter of hours 🙂

      • James Michael

        Because we need to start criticizing and nitpicking it NOW!

      • It’s like telling a student to study for a whole year instead of cramming in the last two days to exam.

    • nwcs

      Should be in a day or two it sounds like.

      • Spy Black

        Neither. This is simply becoming the equivalent of Kylie Jenner fashion sighting. It’s gotten sophomoric.

        • Spy Black

          Oops, this was meant as a reply to Proto’s question of buying or holding iff.

        • Proto

          I did not know you shoot fashion also : )

          • Spy Black

            Actually, I do shoot fashion. 😉

            • Proto

              nice!! you da man — shooting rock and roll at Madison Sq, fashion! What else?

    • Proto

      will you buy or hold off?

    • kotozafy

      You should just pray it won’t have the same DL story ending…

  • Ryan

    Another teaser!

  • jondon

    No pop up flash.

    • Allen_Wentz

      A good thing, as predicted.

      • Nikon King

        Why a good thing? having a commander mode in a pinch is great. Even if I’m carrying a lowly SB-600, I can always take it off camera with my rogue bender and it’s an instant mini-softbox without any extra weight.

    • Mehdi R

      I wish they do it also in 7xxx series, this adds more weather sealing and allows for bigger viewfinder design 🙂

      • Nikon King

        To be fair, you have a soccer mom camera so you can’t expect to be shooting the Super Bowl in the rain with it.

  • br0xibear
    • Captain Insane-O

      That actually helped quite a bit! Thanks

    • Aldo

      Now it looks like a nasa photo lol

    • hanguitarsolo

      Looks photoshopped.

  • Jim

    Another? Are there other “in the wild” D850 pictures?

    • not in the wild, but there were other leaked pictures – see previous D850 posts

      • Jim

        Cool, thanks – I’ve been glued to every post. Thanks @Peter!!

  • bobgrant

    This proves it! The D850 will absolutely use Nikon lenses and have the BKT button. The rumors were true!

    • Yes, the Nikon D850 will have F-mount! 🙂

    • silmasan

      I was relieved when I see the lens release button! ILC confirmed!!!

    • Hood Ben Eshak

      Did you really expect it to use Canon’s lenses? Are you for real?

  • Duncan Dimanche

    Somehow I feel like this Nikon will be a killer kind of like how the D800 was when it came out…

    I’m curious to see who’s sensor is in there and how good the dynamic range is on it !

    • SGG

      Yeah, so far I like what I see. I’m just a bit worried about the dynamic range. Hopefully it will be closer to the one of d810 and not d500.

      • silmasan

        You should probably compare D7000 to D500 instead (DX to DX). That should give you a broad idea of how the D800~D810 would compare to D850 (FX to FX).

        • KnightPhoto

          In that case nearly a stop improvement at high ISOs (3200 and up) and a slight bump at base ISO. Geez if D850 beats D800 by nearly a stop at the critical for me 3200-6400 range that would be VERY significant (and no magenta cast either).

          • silmasan

            Hmm, maybe.. I was focusing more on the base ISO, but with the teaser emphasizing shooting in the dark, that could be the case.

      • Duncan Dimanche

        Yeah there is no way that they would lower the DR !!
        I mean… Canon did it with their 6d markii…

        But I agree this camera need great DR !

    • Todd Davis

      Good lord I hope they don’t lower the DR in order to win the FPS wars

      DR is more important than a couple FPS.. this was never supposed to be a sports camera… so if DR takes a hit just so they could do that.. I’ll be hugely disappointed

      • Duncan Dimanche

        Let’s hope that it doesn’t end up being lower !! Anything above the d800 would be fine really

      • Totally agree. My worry as well in regards to DR. Although the tl teaser showed great dr with the moon, mw, and foreground.

      • I think Nikon is not that stupid to lower the DR of the D850 compared to the D810.

        • sickheadache

          But some have already tested (without holding or testing the camera) it will come with a lower DR than the D810…A Lot Lower. They should know..right? By the way for the slow ones on NR..that was Sarcasm.

          • Yes, this will get debunked just like all others “100% sure” reports.

            • Todd Davis

              Not one person said they were 100% sure of anything besides the people who said they were sure it WOULDNT be lowered…

              The rest of us expressed our concern that we HOPE they don’t lower it to make room for more FPS or something else.

            • the same person has been making up stories in the past and claiming to be “100% accurate” – that’s explains the quotes, not my words

            • Todd Davis

              So in this case I hope you are wrong that the 100% sure reports will be debunked

              As the only 100% sure reports are that it won’t lower the DR

          • Todd Davis

            Nobody said it WILL.., we said we HOPE it doesn’t

            Reading comprehension FTW

            • sickheadache

              thanks todd. we are all in luck you are here.

          • Todd Davis

            Because higher Dynamic Range makes for larger raw image files which makes it harder to process those files quickly…

            So what we saw with the D5 vs the D4s was they lowered the DR to squeeze more FPS out of the camera so it can compete in the FPS wars

            And I hope the 850 doesn’t follow that same path

      • HD10

        I understand how the higher fps could have an impact on SNR and DR but the D850 will likely maintain or improve a bit on what the D810 can do at Base ISO. With the double gain design as seen in the D500 sensor, there might be a bit of an uplift at higher than ISO 400.

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      This might provide clues as to how the D850’s DR will be like:

      http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D500,Nikon%20D800(DX),Nikon%20D810(DX)

      The D800’s DR to ISO slope at DX looks almost exactly like the D500’s until the later’s 2nd gain kicks in at ISO 400. Given that the D810’s sensor is basically a D800 sensor tweaked to work at ISO 64 natively and that the D850’s sensor is probably a scaled up version of the D500’s also tweaked to work at ISO 64 natively, we might infer that the D850’s DR to ISO slope could probably be almost exactly like the D810’s, unless of course Nikon and Sony have found a way to improve the light gathering capabilities over the D500 sensor’s core technologies at the pixel level. If this effectively what the D850’s DR gonna be, it might seem like no improvement at al, but in fact it will be as the new sensor’s pixel sites are smaller than the D800/D810’s. And, on top of that, the new sensor is probably moving data at least four times faster than the old sensor, so no small feat indeed.

  • 舟 Arthur

    Quality is the important thing. Don’t do the same wrong, Nikon.

  • 舟 Arthur

    Quality is the important thing. Don’t do the same mistake, Nikon.

  • Aldo

    This picture reminds me of my prom date

    • B. Murray

      Super good looking but you’re not able to get your hands on it? 🙂

      • Aldo

        Pretty much… plus left wanting to see more

        • silmasan

          #SendMeN****

      • Photobug

        LOL. Nice comment.

  • Chris Phillips

    I wonder what the little vertical rectangular red LED looking “light” , placed on the front right would be used for. Any ideas?

    • sickheadache

      No..there is one on the other side..it is a Stereo Mic.

      • Chris Phillips

        I was referring to the initial photo showing the face of the camera. Looks like some kind of a lamp of some sort , red in color, something like a focus assist laser beam emitter. I am guessing might be helping in focusing in low light just like the ones used on speed lights.However very tiny.

        • ToastyFlake

          That would be cool to be able to put laser dots on your subject’s eyeball.

          • Chris Phillips

            LoL …..

            • Chris Phillips
            • mohammad mehrzad

              that is the IR receiver for the remote

            • Chris Phillips

              Ah ok thanks

            • JXVo

              On D500 which has a similar body style this is simply the self-timer indicator LED. Having removed the AF assist lamp that previously did this job, they needed to provide some other to do it.
              I doubt it is IR receiver because this camera can be actuated remotely via snapbridge (wifi) and by a corded remote fitted to the 10pin terminal. The D200/300/500/700/800 cameras have never had IR remote activation as a feature

            • Captain Insane-O

              Considering you’re lumping a d850 with the 800 series, then you’re wrong. My d750 has ir release on it.

              The front ir sensor is immediately above the d750 nameplate, and the rear is immediately adjacent to the lv switch/button.

            • So D850 should be lumped with D750 instead of with D8xx series?

            • Captain Insane-O

              No, he said the 700 series cameras don’t have ir remote on it…

              If a d850 is an 800 series, then a d750 should be a 700 series. Logic.

            • D700 series now renamed and assimilated in D8xx series. Look at the ergonomics and size etc. D700 was just a number and not a series per se. It’s confusing because of Nikon’s numbering conundrum.

            • JXVo

              I deliberately never used the word ‘series’ …..
              😉

            • Captain Insane-O

              He claimed that the 700 series doesn’t have it… My point was that if a d850 was an 800 series, then a d750 is a 700 series… It’s only logical.

              This might be a 2nd post, but I didn’t see my 1st reply to you; so I’m assuming there was a problem.

            • JXVo

              Ok, you are correct but note that I specifically used the word ‘cameras’ instead of ‘series’ and did not list the D750 or D600/610 in my post above because D600/610/750 are clones of the D7x00 body and menu style which lack the 10pin and have IR receivers.

            • Captain Insane-O

              Yes, I was going to insert a caveat about the d750 having a non professional body, but the last time I did I was flamed by upset people posting pictures of Nikon calling it professional in some instances and enthusiast in others.

              But it does stand to reason that if Nikon threw ir on a 700 refresh, after the 800 refresh already happened mind you, then they could do it again on the next 800 refresh. Though I agree that it is quite unlikely, especially considering the fancy turret and 10pin.

              I much prefer ir remote release. Cheap and reliable, not to mention usb release works well enough to render the 10 pin obsolete.

            • Antonio

              Your mistake is to call the D750 a “D700 refresh” just because Nikon used the same “hundreds” to name it.

              And if you want to be “logical” as you claim bellow better you look at the body controls and layout instead, as I’m sure someone that worked with the two kind of bodies will took all this into consideration rather than the number printed on the front.

            • JXVo

              Yes some folks are sensitive about their D750 not being clothed in the pro body even though its a great cam 🙂

              I used to use ML-L3 with my D70 and it worked well. You could even bounce the signal if there was no line of sight to the receiver. I had a little piece of alu foil in my camera bag for that.

          • Art

            Better yet, it could burn little “Optics by Nikon” tattoos on the subject’s eyeballs. That would make for awesome free advertising later on.

  • Hans98Ko

    This new picture does not reveal anything interesting, the picture that reveals more is the one on the prism. Based on the cutout view, it seems to be using a 2 piece focusing screen similar to those of F2, F3 and F4 that I have, rather than a 1 piece plastic that is on the D800. This means good news for manual lens users who will like to change the focusing screens.
    The next thing is that there seems to have more elements used for the eyepiece which I think is something more to it than just getting the 0.75x magnification. Umm…could it have something else inserted in between?

    • MB

      As far as I know DSLR has 3 peaces, ground glass focusing screen, light transmisive LCD screen and condenser lens and that seems to be the case here.
      Ground glass is made of plastic (so it isnt glass at all 🙂 ) and although it can fairly easily be replaced with some after market focusing screens that does not work well, or at least it didnt work for me because they need to be adjusted for perfect focus and it also mess up mettering …
      But I totally agree with you, Nikon should at least make some real focusing screens available as an option or upgrade …

      • Spy Black

        Aftermarket focusing screens work perfectly fine, they simply need to be properly shimmed.

  • Susheel Shrestha

    Looks like my D500.

  • sickheadache

    Well over at Flim Flopwell…his Nikon D850 looks nothing like this Nikon D850…In fact..Flim’s D850 look just like a D810 with a 50 on it. Plus Flim thinks..this new D850 will come with the same 36.3mp Sony Sensor…Dear Flim Flopwell..You must not be feeling well…Please Lay Down…For a good long sleep…http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d850.htm

    • My question is who reads and believes this shit? BTW, we don’t discuss any of the Kens here.

      • sickheadache

        Oh…I am sorry..I am going through all my memos from you and Nikon Headquarters in Turkey Scratch Arkansas. I must of missed that one. Thanks..I will never ever, ever never do that shit again. Dammit.

        • No problem, don’t waste your bandwidth on that crap.

          • Art

            Ok, I wasted my bandwidth. After reading it, I think the takeaway is: He’s short on cash and needs people desperately to use his affiliate links because he won’t be able to pay his mortgage otherwise — even if it means screwing over a few readers.

            • That’s the whole idea – don’t visit that website, don’t give him any clicks. Otherwise he will continue with this nonsense.

      • Marco

        Language please… 🙂

      • Shutterbug

        Please remove the link to that disgrace of a website – NR should not allow promotion of KR.

        • I do remove all links to both Kens. Sometimes I just have too explain to reader why I removed their comments.

    • Captain Insane-O

      Lol.

      Now I’m wondering where flash exposure compensation is on the d850…

      That guy is such a loser

  • eric

    Im going back to shooting film…underwhelming

    • Ric of The LBC

      Best post ever! Congrats.

  • JXVo

    Even without built-in flash, we still need flash exposure comp. I use it a lot when flash is mounted on the hot shoe. Will we now need to fiddle around in menus or on the flash itself?

    • Davo

      Lower left back of camera there’s a flash symbol. It’ll likely function the same as on the D500 which has the same flash symbol placement.

      • I am curious, If there is no “flash” button, how do you quick set the flash power and the rear curtain/red eye options? In the menu?

        • Davo

          I’m not really sure how it works on the D500 as I don’t own one. Someone pointed it out to me that the flash symbol placement is similar/same. It seems to be between the zoom out and ok buttons. Perhaps when not in playback mode, holding the zoom out button + scrolling the wheels produces the same affect as the previous flash button? And another combination brings up the CLS flash menu?
          D500 owners, can you confirm for us?

          • tomskyphoto

            Exactly the same principle of operation. The 500 seems to have been the blueprint for the 850 anyways. Apart from minor cosmetic differences like the shape of the PC/10-pin cover the 850 is essentially identical to the 500; just with a bigger pentaprism hump. Good thing – back to commonality between pro FX and DX like the D300-D700 couple.

      • JXVo

        Aah OK. Thanks. I kinda liked it where it was on D810 because I could activate it with the right hand and sort of support the lens while looking through the viewfinder.

        The new position at the back will not be so convenient. Also as a left eye shooter my cheek is normally against those rear buttons. Minor issue but I still think it was better where it used to be on D800/810

        • Davo

          Yea, I agree. As Thom puts it, the cheese’s been moved.
          But I guess with the new ISO button placement, I need to retrain my muscle memory anyways.

        • Antonio

          According to the D500 manual: “To choose a value for flash compensation, press the W (M)button and rotate the sub-command dial until the desired value is displayed in the control panel”.

          The “W (M) button” being the one on the left side Davo refers.

  • Eric Calabros

    Two days to announce and we know nothing about that thing at right side of the VF. Chances are we’re waiting for nothing.

    • Davo

      Either a big coincidence or all the leakers went to a lot of trouble to avoid showing the right side of the VF.

      • Charles

        That’s what I’ve been saying all along.

    • tomskyphoto

      Just took a look at my D500’s diopter adjustment knob. It sits on a slight protrusion as the flash-less pentaprism converges to a rather narrow top plate.

      From the images published/leaked so far it seems that the D500 and D850 are sharing the same top LCD in a body of almost identical size – other than with the D300-D700 where the FX camera had a smaller display due to its VF size. So the 850’s VF hump seems to be quite narrow.

      That bulge might just be home to some gears and shafts of the diopter adjustment that couldn’t be accomodated otherwise between the larger lens elements of the 0.75x OVF and the narrow profile of the flash-less pentaprism hump.

    • nwcs

      Another speculated, similar to mine but probably more correct than mine, that it may be a switch for a viewfinder magnification mode. I was thinking in terms of VF info but a magnifier makes more sense and could be more useful for the D850 considering the macro features it has.

  • The rubber port covers on the front just below the D850 text and slightly to the right are not the same shape or design as the D810 or D500. Just a new design of cover or are the ports underneath different i wonder?

    • MB

      They are the same design as on D500, nothing really new here except the rubber shape …

      • Well its the rubber shape i am taking about. D810 is same as D800 (I have both) and D500 picture on close inspection looks exactly the same. Probably just a shape difference but it is slightly odd when you consider what was beneath always the same before.

    • Michiel953

      If you compare all D8xx iterations you’ll find slight cosmetic differences in many places.

  • Isaiah Harris

    that is the IR receiver for the remote

    • MB

      What is?

  • I use my D810 more than the D4s/D5 for almost all including Sports, so I will be happy to buy this

    • Max

      Just curious, why sports? Is it just a matter of convenience or is because of extra resolution (cropability)

      • I like the D810, I like the overall “feel” of the camera, if you click on my photo and go to my sites 99% of all the images are with the D810 and Siggy 150-600 sport lens (I had one of the first three in the uk). I rarely ever use anything other than one focus point and single shot, not just resolution as the D4s and D5 offer more than adequate for A2 enlargements and magazine use, it just “feels right”

  • Hood Ben Eshak

    Just another chunky DSLR afterall!! Disappointed by all means…We have reached quagmire..

    • Michiel953

      You’re so right. You shouldn’t touch it with a bargepole.

      Now hurry to the mirrorless forum.

    • wandiba

      Yes the fanboys have been beating the drums for what would unfortunately turn out to be another mirror-flapping-megapixel-laden, chunky, plastic and buffoon looking camera. I must admit, I was caught up in this hype and expected monumental announcement from Nikon. I guess my expectation have been lowered back to reality by Nikonrumors sure. A big thank you indeed.

      • Yes, this is a DSLR camera. Were you expecting a mirrorless? It will come later.

        • John

          Peter, any ideas what the FX mirrorless pipeline looks like?

          • too early to talk about that, no solid info yet

      • 24×36

        Nothing “unfortunate” about it. If it’s a MILC you want, there’s plenty to choose from. Why come here to whine about products you’re not interested in? Maybe all the DSLR fans should go carpet bomb Sony Alpha Rumors with comments about how disappointed THEY are with each new MILC Sony produces, waxing eloquent about how the last good camera Sony made was the A900.

        • wandiba

          Without Sony, Nikon would have been dead in the water. You are number 3 all because of Sony sensors. No wonder you are in financial trouble with sales slipping through your fingers. I would never be excited for just another DSLR camera laden with
          1.Mirror vibration problems
          2.Extreme focus shifts in focusing.
          3. Need for endless lens-camera calibrations.
          4.Loud and bothersome shutter sound.
          5. Too big to use as travel/street camera.
          6. Physically ugly and intimidating when in use.
          7. More?

          • 24×36

            Without Nikon’s sensor business, Sony wouldn’t make any money on large sensors, and there wouldn’t be any FF or APS-C Sony to crow about, because they wouldn’t have the volume to justify being in the market. And the D850 sensor is a Nikon design, not a Sony design. “I” am not “number” anything, nor am “I” in financial trouble nor do “I” have sales slipping through “my” fingers. As for camera makers, Nikon, not Sony, is number 2, so you lost all credibility with those misdirected remarks right there – guzzling the Sony marketing Kool-Aid.

            I’ll repeat my question – Why come here to whine about products you’re not interested in?

    • Antonio

      What a surprise a Nikon D8xx is a DSLR!!!

      Take care about the way you put your feet on the ground to avoid the DSLR shifting sands and run out of this thread before you get caught by the “chunky” mirror’s flap… 🙂 🙂

    • Max

      Chunky is how it’s supposed to be.

    • 24×36

      No need for you to be disappointed – plenty of MILCs to choose from. Me, I’m thrilled – don’t want a MILC, want DSLRs.

  • hmm, no flash, so it looks legit…

    • Chris Phillips

      Thanks Peter,

  • Andrew

    Peter, this is exactly my point. You print a picture and get 154 comments 😉 You are a genius, I don’t know how you do it 😉

    • It’s not me – people just like Nikon 🙂 I am just the messenger

  • Hood Ben Eshak

    Why should I pic this camera instead of D810? They are both DSLR don’t they? And I don’t thing 9MP is a huge jump in resolution from D810, at least not for $4500 grands price tag. Thoughts?

    • KnightPhoto

      There are a couple ways of going at a D810/D850 decision:
      – Start from scratch and evaluate what YOU need from your photography gear, what it is lacking currently, and whether the D810 adequately gets you the features/improvements that addresses your needs. Then get an understanding of whether/how the D850 goes further towards meeting those needs (Eg. fps or radio flash or autofocus might be a major consideration) and whether the incremental cost is justified. I don’t think you pick between D810/D850 on sensor alone as they are both industry leading.
      – Or just go ahead and get the D810 or D850 without too much thought and analysis. Get the D810 if price is a factor or D850 if it makes sense to avail yourself of all of Nikon’s best / latest technologies.
      – Anyone looking at the D850 line that isn’t coming from the D800/E has a huge number of things to consider about lenses/tripods/radio flashes/grips/batteries/memory cards/ SnapBridge / and you name it. You want to build your system around the D810 or D850 and that may take a huge amount of system components to do so.

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