Thinking of upgrading to the D850? This is how much you can get for your current full frame Nikon DSLR camera


In case you are thinking to upgrade your current full frame Nikon DSLR camera to the upcoming D850, here are the numbers I got from Adorama trade-in department on how much they can pay for your existing Nikon DSLR camera:

  • Nikon D810 up to $1350
  • Nikon D800 up to $850
  • Nikon D800E up to $1000
  • Nikon D750 up to $950

Please note that the exact value will depend on the condition of your camera. You can choose cash or direct trade-in. For any other camera models you will have to fill out the online form.

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  • Evan Richardson

    I just got 1300 on Ebay for my D810 with 4227 shots… Not sure why anyone would go to adorama and get 850

    • nek4life

      You mean D800? Says they will give $1350 for D810

      • Evan Richardson

        Sorry you’re correct. fixed.

        • nek4life

          No problem. No way I’d let a D800 go for $850 right now either!

          • Aldo

            These trade ins are intended for the richie rich who are willing to ‘pay’ 300+ dollars to save themselves the ‘hassle’ of putting an ad and dealing with humans.

            • Lladnar

              And the naive, don’t forget them.

            • Jeffrey G. Bank

              I am one of those “richey rich”persons. Haha 🙂 All joking aside, will all the scams on Craig’s list, and the hassle of shipping, waiting and praying you will get paid on Ebay, I might be willing to forego $300.00

            • Davidvictormeldrew Idontbeliev

              Also with Ebay and paypal taking money off sales is considerable chunk of the sale price

            • JasonsArgonauts

              I sell most of my used kit through Facebook marketplace. Usually a cash deal, face to face. Zero commission! 🙂

            • Davidvictormeldrew Idontbeliev

              thanks for the tip

            • Delmar Mineard Jr

              Those fees add up fast. I have had 18 to 20% of the selling price lost in fees.

            • Aldo

              That’s fine. I understand. Sometimes I wish I were like you. I just can’t let go of the opportunity cost.

            • PayPal isn’t cheap either.

            • Delmar Mineard Jr

              I finally had to post a note on my Craig’s List items (high priced) that it was cash sale and local pickup only, no mailing. It’s unbelieveable all those scams I have run into on selling lens and DSLRs…thankfully I never fell for the fake scams.

            • Allan Wilson

              It’s not that much of a difference after you factor in fees and commissions for eBay and PayPal.

            • Aldo

              I already factored in the ebay and paypal fees… It’s like 300-400 dollars that these trade ins cost you.

            • Brett A. Wheeler

              10% to ebay and 5% PayPal. Yes, expensive. I sold A Nikon Coolscan 5000 for $1100 and by the time ebay, PayPal, and USPS took their cuts, I lost $230. Cut my profit almost in half!

            • Larry

              That’s totally incorrect. I just listed and sold my D800 one eBay for $1100. As in all regular eBay listings, there is NO charge. PayPal charges 2.9% plus a very small fixed charge, like 35 cents. PayPal then discounts both FedEx shipping 23% and USPS by 10% so you save there.

            • A. F.O.

              eh eh eh well put 🙂 I have no such problems!
              🙂

    • Lladnar

      Wow that’s a low shutter count even for D3xxx/5xxx series. Probably could have gotten more for it if it is in pristine condition.

      • Evan Richardson

        It was in mint condition, i originally listed it for 1500 w/ 3rd party grip, and extra charger/battery, but I wanted to get rid of it before people started hocking all of their 800’s online, so i took 1300 for it. I only shoot maybe 4-6 times a year, so it’s had a really low use, and I keep it in a pelican case with custom cut foam, so yeah..it looked BRAND new…no marks on anything.

        • Lladnar

          After seeing your correction of it not being a D810, my comment loses value, lol.

    • steven8217

      Mostly not that price for my D800 with over 105,000 shuttle count 🙁

    • FerpectShotz

      Got 1100 for D800 with 40k shutter count 🙂

    • Ratatoskr

      Well, if you only shoot 4227 shots for this many years I would agree not to get an D850 🙂
      I’m up in around 60000 shots on my D800E.

    • Ratatoskr

      May I ask why you got the D800 when you’ve barely used it?

      I’m up in around 60000 shots on my D800E.

      • Evan Richardson

        I had a D200 for the longest time, got the D800 maybe 3 years after it came out, so I’ve only had it for ~2-3 years. I wanted an upgrade from the D200, so the D800 was a reasonable option, I work with models ~4-5 times a year, usually around 150-200 shots per shoot, and then between then occasionally shoot nature/landscape, etc. I’m definitely not a heavy user 🙂

        • Ratatoskr

          Thanks for replying.
          A friendly encounter without ego, that I like 🙂
          I too had the D200 before I upgraded to the D800E, now it’s my third upgrade, maybe. The D850 might just be too expensive for my wallet, but it would be a great upgrade, improving my photography quite a bit. 5000 US dollars in my country.

    • yrsued

      I still use the D800 in the studio, and when I send images out, they have to reduce them anyway, a full page is still 8.5″x11″, the D800 files are 16×24…

  • nek4life

    Ouch. Probably do much better on Craigslist or Ebay.

    • humenbean

      I mean, it’s like going to a car dealer to trade in your car… of course it will be less, but you wont have to do a single thing, but send it in. For some people craigslist and ebay aren’t worth the hassle.

  • NikMan

    D810 in Pittsburgh for sale

    • Hans J

      How much?

      • NikMan

        priced to MOVE fast!

    • Claude Mayonnaise

      Yins meet me dahn-tahn n’at.

      • NikMan

        dude, are you really the heir to the Mayonnaise fortune?

        • Claude Mayonnaise

          No, I am the heir to the great impressionist painter Claud monet…only chubbier.

  • Max

    What about the D810a?

  • Davidvictormeldrew Idontbeliev

    hopefully the uk stores will offer trade in offers as well

  • i got £998 for my most used D810 a month ago on ebay

    • JasonsArgonauts

      I managed to get £1500 for one with 80,000 shots on it three weeks ago! It was great condition, just a high shot count. 🙂

    • Aldo

      you need to learn the black sharpie trick…

      • You mean cover the 10 and sell it as a D8 Should have thought of that! 🙂

        • Aldo

          LOL… exactly… but I was thinking more of painting the scuff marks.

          • Proto

            Your camera body has been in every wedding in New Jersey, right? Not enough sharpies to cover that

          • Evan Richardson

            holds value if you consider that a car looses half it’s value the SECOND you drive it off the lot :)…driveway has a mystical value-lowering property.

            • silmasan

              Unless it’s a McLaren P1 or something rare…

              Anyway, I’ll never get that one, it’s as if people think that a new car has never been factory tested and handled (aka “used”!).

          • silmasan

            If it’s looking all good, 10k+ count is fine, even far more… as long as you’re getting a cut of about $300 from the “like new” market price to cover for potential shutter replacement.

  • Michael Smith

    What will I get for a 9 year old D60?

    • Eric Calabros

      A free hug

      • Michael Smith

        Will have to pay for that actually, more than likely haha

        • Lladnar

          Yes, as it will be a 100th anniversary hug, which you will have to wait for and may be retracted and replaced with a better hug.

        • Aldo

          a disposal fee

      • A. F.O.

        eh eh eh 🙂

    • decentrist

      a loyalty pin!

    • You will get a thanks if you gift it to an enthu young student.

  • Hans J

    I want to buy a lightly used d810 for $995.

    • Lladnar

      I was thinking $1000, so start the bidding, lol.

      • Hans J

        $995 is my max for the body and $195 for the grip. Thats $1190 for a beast of a camera.

        • Aldo

          Rick from pawnstars would say : Open up a pawn shop and pay the overhead then you’ll get stuff at the price you want.

    • Claude Mayonnaise

      Perfect time to Upgrade to someone else’s downgrade.

    • NikMan

      You can have mine for free if you drive to pittsburgh to pick it up in the next 42 minutes, …. oh, and bring me a sack of tacos, …. a giant F*&KING sack of tacos, worth about $1100!

      • Hans J

        Hahaha

  • Aldo

    I’ve already looked at 2 d810s that needed a + or – 20 adjustments to focus accurately (or close to accurately focusing) with my 35 and 85mm lenses. My d750 and d800 need zero adjustment. Anyone have similar experience with the d810 needing a lot of AF tuning?

    • Michiel953

      I’ve had the 800, the E, and now the 810. All my 1.4G primes (24, 35, 58 and 85) required AF finetuning on those bodies. The lenses were different from each other there as well.

      • Aldo

        Yeah I wouldn’t mind a plus or minus 5 or even 10 but a 20? Makes me feel uneasy. Mines are 1.8 lenses though, but like I’ve said, they need no adjustment on the d750 and d800 for some reason.

    • Fly Moon

      Not me. I am about +4/6 on my D810

      • Aldo

        I hope I find one like that.

    • JXVo

      No …my D810 gives practically the same AF fine tuning results as my D800.

    • TheInfinityPoint

      Yeah I obsess over AF fine tune as well. It’s more than likely you just came across 2 D800Es that both needed +20 adjustment. Most of my lenses fall within +/-15. My 50/1.4 needs more than +20 on all of my bodies, so I should send that in some time.

      As an aside, I am dealing with Nikon service at the moment because they claim my lenses are centered when they clearly are not.

  • sickheadache

    Key Words. Up To.

  • Fly Moon

    What about D500?

    • sickheadache

      A puny DX? Come on. Lol

      • Michiel953

        Puny indeed! Wot’s with the tiny sensor?

        • Fly Moon

          That’s what the GFX owner says about the FX sensor! 🙂

          • Michiel953

            OK; should anyone mention A Adams?

          • Bob Thane

            That’s what the IQ3 100MP and H6D 100c owners say about the GFX sensor. 😉

            • And 35mm sensor. We simply don’t count.

  • jstevez

    KR is paying $500 USD for D40’s, any condition.

  • tomskyphoto

    That’s probably the same what one would get for a D810 in good condition in Euros – meh. Not going to happen.

    Just for the sake of flexibility I prefer having two bodies rather than one. When covering an airshow for example I would use the D500 with the 200-500 on a monopod for the aerial action while the D810 with the 24-120 or 14-24, depending how close I can get to the flight line, takes care of the ground shots and the mood photos on the side. And it’s not that I would see a significant advantage of the 850 over the 810 for that kind of shooting.

    But with a single body I’d be constantly switching lenses and probably have a mess at my hands again like once in Duxford when I got a load of sticky pollen into my D300. First degree post-processing PITA.

  • ROB

    D750 for sale 17K shots. NYC based. Will ship anywhere w/ 2 64GB Class 10 Sandisk Extreme Ultra SDs.

    Make me an offer.

    • Fly Moon

      17k? That’s not bad at all. You should be able to get a good price.

  • Arash Nikkhah

    Guys how much should I sell my d810 with about 60k clicks but A+ condition?boxes and everything is there!

    • Proto

      Check ebay’s average used-sale price. They have those metrics. And price a tad below, and sell for what you get without a second thought – because second thoughts only cause misery

    • … just put in on ebay starting with $1, you’ll get a fair price

  • Selling to a retail store is a horrible deal. You will sell much quicker and with less hassle but you will get hundreds more if you sell it through ebay, FM, etc.

    • nwcs

      It’s always a trade off. Some people value the ease of transactions and doing everything all at once vs piecemeal and having to potentially handle buyers who aren’t happy or who try to cheat you.

  • My D700 is worth far more in my hands than sold, even after I buy a D850.

    • Michiel953

      Very true.

    • Mastenpants

      Incoming likes from D700 users in 3, 2, 1….
      (Myself included)

      • hanguitarsolo

        Yep, you couldn’t rip the d700 from my hands. love that camera.

    • Depends, how much can we expect to get for a D700 in good condition?

    • Tom
      • Lol, a good one 🙂

      • (keeping my D500 too!!!)

    • dave

      I loved my D700 too until I purchased a new 3 legged thing tripod and watched the D700 fly off it and onto the concrete…

      But looking at these prices I just picked up a barely used D750, looked new, smelled new, 7,500 clicks and Nikon told me to send it in when I get a chance to get a new shutter and cleaning done…. and paid $900 for it and the guy was a super nice cop. I miss the pro body but can’t beat that deal

      • Carl Neptune

        750 really is a sweet, sweet deal for the $. Got a new one for $1450 after recent price drop. Not trading any time soon.

      • The AF and frame rate never cut it for me on the D750. If my D700 ever dies, it’ll be a D3 or D3s. Actually, if I ever catch the right one for the right price, I may just get one anyway.

        • silmasan

          You also get more durable shutter which means better chance of getting to hundreds of thousands of actuations or just less risk of having to replace the shutter soon after you buy it.

  • Mac

    Think there will be a D750 upgrade, what with the D850 being touted as 3 cameras in one, i.e., super versatile? Different price point, of course, but still curious.

    • koenshaku

      True, we may see a 36mp D760 with the new focusing system. Not anytime soon though I suspect. The D750 I think was really the sweet spot and likely one of their best selling DSLRs so I think they’d make upgrade or a D650 before to a lesser degree first to answer the 6D mark II.

      • Lladnar

        It will be interesting too see what size sensor they use for the next D7xx model, but I doubt it will be the 36MP from the D810. More likely it will be based on the newest sensor tech in the D5, D500, D850.

  • Lladnar
    • It’s fig jam on toasted sourdough! Yummy!

  • Kriss_De_Valnor

    I’d love to upgrade my good old D700 to Nikon mirrorless FX camera…

    • Fly Moon

      If all camera customers like you, there will be no camera business or market

  • Brent Rawlings

    They have to mark it up… go eBay for sure.

  • Polarkreis

    Sorry. I’m keeping my D810, selling my Canon 5D Mark III, and getting the D850. There! Will soon be complete.

  • Politics_Nerd

    Only a fool would trade in when you can ebay so easily.

    • Davidvictormeldrew Idontbeliev

      Ebay and paypal do charge a % on sale and sometimes you get scammers as well.

      • Fly Moon

        eBay charges almost 10%
        I sold my D800E for 1100. That would be around 1200 on eBay.

  • Pells

    Peter…do you have an area where people can buy / sell / trade equipment. You should organize that. No need for nikoinians

    • I had that in the past on the NR forum – there were so much scammers and spammers that it was not worth it.

      • Lladnar

        Yeah they are rampant on craigslist. Too much to manage.

      • Pells

        make log ins…charge $5 a year for admin costs.

        • Lladnar

          lol this is a blog

          • Pells

            yeah and blogs make money off advertisement which is driven by clicks and visitors. I would be on this site more if I was constantly looking for good deals on used equipment.

            • Lladnar

              I realize what all the ads do, but charging for a blog is not a practical idea.

            • Pells

              the blog would be public. the forum for selling equipment would require a log in at least to validate the user.

            • Lladnar

              Charging anything for forums is a bad model also, but of course user registration is standard for forum posting. Maybe you could start one? 🙂

            • Pells

              sounds like you are the expert

            • Lladnar

              No need for sarcasm, and that’s not all you were saying. You were talking about charging people for registrations on a blog, then forum, and I was merely stating how that is unheard of in both realms. And btw I do have a lot of experience with such things.

        • that’s a good idea 🙂

    • Allen_Wentz

      Yeah, it could be called craigslist.
      /s

  • tom

    adorama gives you a quote higher than other places and sends you the labels to send your stuff to them for evaluation. only after that, they tell you the quote is what they can sell for, and they only pay you 70% of that initial quote. that’s when they start negotiating like car sales people

    • I’ve done this before multiple times – you can always say no and get your gear back with free shipping (both ways).

      • tom

        yes. nothing wrong with it if you don’t mind negotiating a trade which was what I did. just the initial quote is not what they will pay you in cash, and you can only trade for something they have in stock.

      • Fly Moon

        I’ve dealt with Adorama few times. I said no a couple of times but overall I was happy with what I got.
        Luckily for me, they’re few blocks from where I live so no shipping hassle 🙂

    • Carl Neptune

      I stopped using adorscamda long ago, same general reasons

  • To me, it’s time to upgrade to D810!

    Since some years ago I’m on the second wagon, but still more than OK to me!

    • Proto

      wait a little longer and get used D850

      • Fly Moon

        Wait more and you can get a used D900!

    • Pells

      will sell you mine!

  • TinusVerdino

    Wait until you know how the sensor performs before selling. You might want to keep the d800/810

    • Fly Moon

      why would the D850 be worse than the D800?

      • TinusVerdino

        Because absolute IQ may have been sacrificed for read out speed.

  • RIT

    If (IF!) I get a D850 I’ll convert my recently overhauled D800e to full spectrum.

  • oscarpinol

    Thank god this wasnt planned.
    Wait…

  • oscarpinol

    Market makes us to buy and sell a brand new cámera (in both cases) each year, without even know how to use them, because “this one is better, it gives you 4k”, and the next “will have 6k”, and the next one, “8k and a lighter to smoke while you wait for the next press conference”…
    Not satisfied with it, they do price-fixing collusion with our material expecting to get it for free.

    • Nakayamahanzaemon

      Welcome to capitalism.

    • nwcs

      The market doesn’t do it. It’s people’s “need” to have the latest and greatest.

    • Ric of The LBC

      Free will is a bitch.

    • Fly Moon

      It’s a free world!
      Geeez. Nobody is forcing you buy anything!!

  • pedantic_brit

    It’s a great site and I I have used the Buy & Sell forum there extensively. Well worth visiting the other forums (fora if you prefer) too – some Nikon specific, many not. Highly recommended.

  • Wildness

    I have no intensions of selling any of my cameras. The D810 will join the D7200 and Df as a time lapse camera. The D850 and D500 will be the primary cameras.

  • Paul Marks

    Sold my D800 with 3500 actuations last week for $1200, and had a lot of interest, although I live in a remote area and I could probably have gotten more had no one had to travel an hour to meet me. I used Craigslist.

  • Photoman

    Selling my D800 + grip + L-Bracket

  • sickheadache

    All The Excitement. The Fanfare. Nikon Please Don’t Cluck this Up! lol

  • Dave

    I thought the vast majority of people on this site are photographers as their profession. 46mp is fantastic for nearly all my clients and for my personal work. If the in camera focus stacking works great, may save me quite a bit of time on my higher end product photography clients as well.

  • silmasan

    8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 …

    • let’s hope it is not at 1 am 🙂

      • silmasan

        And… lunchtime’s finished in Tokyo..

  • Bob Thane

    I hope someone’s watching the official Nikon channels and we’re not all just waiting here… 😉

    • yes, I am – multiple channels 🙂

    • silmasan

      Nikon News & Press Room!

  • Captain Megaton
  • ………………………………………..

  • Bob Thane

    Release date of September 8!

  • Michiel953

    DPR has the full specs. So it’s heavier (35 grs?) than the D810. Not what I hoped fir.

    Still, very, very impressive camera; improved in every area and truly versatile.

    Opposition trounced.

  • padam

    It isn’t such a big issue, the 25.6MP medium Raw format is perfect for that.

  • Eno

    The price in USA is 3299$, that means at the current dollar to euro exchange rate: 2795 euros + VAT (19% here in Germany), and they announce it my country for 3799 euros. This is pure robbery!

    They shouldn’t comply if people here in Europe will start buying imports from the gray market. I think this is the only way go get around the avaricious Nikon Europe.

    A very bad moue Nikon, I’m very angry with your European prices politics!

    • Matti6950 .

      AGree. D810 only dropped 100 euro here (belgium) since launch. Second hand (and they sell!) it’s now 2600 euro. 3200 euro new.

  • Fred

    Yeeeeaaaahhhh!
    That means soon a good used D810 will be available for around $1200…..
    Just saying.

  • Obvious Troll

    I seems Nikon absolutely hates everyone who bought a D6x0

    • Allen_Wentz

      My guess is Nikon loves D6xx buyers but hates the fact that they denigrated the brand with the D6xx bodies.

  • anim8tr

    Adorama or any other retailer who takes a trade-in is about the worst way to get any value for your old camera. They do (after all) have to buy it cheaply enough so that they can resell it at a decent price. If you sell it direct to the consumer you’ll get a much better price for it.

  • Valter Luigi Daghetti

    I keep my old Nikon F2a, I keep my D200 (like new) I keep also a D 810 with 7000 shot, in the future I plan of buy a lens 70-200, for sell I make a mistake many years ago when I need money and I sold a 55,105,200,300,bellows Nikon and Rolleiflex 2.8 Planar (like new) for a misery, never happen again. I am 68 year old and when I die will be a great gift for my grand son and grand daughter! I am sure anytime the use my camera they think to me!!

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