Nikon D850 vs. Nikon D810 specifications comparison


Nikon D850 vs. Nikon D810 specifications comparison based on the data provided on Nikon USA website:

Nikon D850 Nikon D810
 Price $3,296.95   $2,796.95
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Location Display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo Information
Photo Slideshow
Picture Rating
Playback with Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Monitor Size 3.2in. diagonal 3.2in. diagonal
ISO Sensitivity ISO64-25,600
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
ISO64-12,800
Lo-1 (ISO 32)
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
Hi-2 (ISO 51,200)
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
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 (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with Fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; small size available (12-bit uncompressed only)
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
TIFF (RGB)
Battery / Batteries EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
White Balance Auto (3 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Fine-tuning
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Natural Light Auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Shade
Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Shade
Built-in Flash -- Yes
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 5.8in.(146mm)x4.9in.(124mm)x3.1in.(78.5mm) 5.8in.(146mm)x4.9in.(123mm)x3.3in.(81.5mm)
Monitor Resolution 2,359,000Dots 1,229,000Dots
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Battery Life (shots per charge) 1,840shots (CIPA)
Movies:Approx. 70 minutes of HD footage
1,200shots (CIPA)
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24):100% horizontal and 100% vertical(Approx.)
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.)
FX (36x24):100% horizontal and 100% vertical(Approx.)
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.)
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
Storage Media 1 XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
SD
SDHC (UHS-II compliant)
SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
XQD Type Memory
CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 45.7million 36.3million
In-Camera Image Editing D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Trim Movie
Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 25, 72, or 153 point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Flash Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Card Slot Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards. 1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
AC Adapter EH-5c/EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately) EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Monitor Type Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1)(Approx.) 0.70x(Approx.)
Approx. Weight 32.3oz.(915g)camera body only 31.1oz.(880g)camera body only
Sensor Size 35.9mmx23.9mm (45.7MP) 35.9mmx24mm (36.3MP)
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000sec. 1/8000sec.
Auto-Area AF Mode Yes Yes
Image Sensor Format FX FX
Slowest Shutter Speed 30sec. 30sec.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 17 mm (-1.0 m¯¹) 17 mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to1/8000 Up to1/8000
Movie 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps
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
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 30p (x4)
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 25p (x4)
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 24p (x5)
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160 (when quality is fixed at high) and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion (when quality is fixed at normal)
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
Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow rear-curtain sync
Slow sync
Off
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Mirror Lock Up Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 7frames per second 5frames per second
Focus Modes Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF
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
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area AF
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area AF
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 153 51
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported CLS Supported
Picture Control Auto
Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
Vivid
Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid

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  • Steve

    Moist!

  • Brian Hess

    Nikon D850 for the win!

  • Albert

    All published specs I saw said the D850 was 1015g with battery, not 10005g

    • silmasan

      The Japanese site says “approx.” 1005 gram with card and battery.

    • Yuval Yosef

      ???

    • Corrado Sacchi

      10 Kg ?, wow! I will have to change the tripod and do a lot of gym :-))

  • Gosh1

    Thank you very much – this very useful to find context on what’s new etc!
    Following the official launch of this camera earlier today, previews of the D850 are flooding the www. Much proverbial repetition…. But a few stand out as useful.
    A post on photographyblog compares a series of High resolution images in a folder “nikon_d850_photos” were apparently taken with a prerelease at today’s UK launch across a range of ISOs. These are jpgs and what they label as RAW files but they are mislabeled as Canon raw files (?!?). These could be authentic

  • The improvement in CIPA bat life from 1200 to 1850 and 70mins of footage is very welcome, they clearly listened with the inclusion of 1080p slow motion.
    For sale D810 – used lovingly, shutter count probably around 400,000!!!

    • Remember, the D850 does not have a built-in flash. When CIPA testing is done, and the camera has a flash, some pics are taken using that. That alone could be the reason for the difference in the CIPA numbers between the D810 and the D850.

  • Rick Ram

    810 has group focus and specs dont show that…also in 810 storage can backup on both cards at the same time and you can also swith between both as primary…

  • NinjaTurtles

    Looks good, wish the mRAW and sRAW would work in 14 bit though. I’ll be purchasing one for sure, really great specs.

    • …Why? They’ll save you WORSE memory card space compared to just shooting 12-bit compressed full-size raw files, and they’ll bog down your buffer worse, (allegedly) and will probably have worse image quality in third-party raw converters versus 12-bit compressed.

      Just shoot 12-bit compressed NEF.

  • Viktor_Suhov

    Intrested in shutter life, found no info about that 🙁

    • I believe I saw 200,000 as shutter life on Photography Life website.

    • Someone

      200,000
      though the shutter can go at 20,000 or 50,000 or 500,000, you get the point.
      No one can really predict the life of mechanical parts.

  • MB

    D810 has much larger sensor … 24mm vs 23.9mm … 🙂
    Other than that Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920×1,080 30p (x4) is actually 120fps … advertising 120fs would be much more popular …
    Body size is almost exactly the same … great !
    I am certain D850 also supports Auto FP High-Speed Sync …
    No words about on sensor PDAF … I presume this is why we will have to wait for Nikon mirrorless for a year or so …

  • no, will sniff around 🙂

    • Andrew

      Thanks!

    • Andrew

      FYI – Found my answer in the brochure, which is great, but I guess I’ll need to play with it to see how useful it is… From the brochure:
      Push your creativity further with image overlays — Enhanced multiple exposure options
      The D850’s multiple exposure function is more versatile than ever before, allowing photographers to explore their creativity further. The camera
      now saves all pictures shot in this mode, so you can use individual images for other purposes as well. It is also now possible to confirm each
      picture during shooting, as well as the overlay image being created. If your last shot doesn’t meet your satisfaction, you can delete, reshoot and
      replace it easily. Furthermore, the camera lets you select a picture stored as RAW (L) on your memory cards for use as the first image of the
      overlay. Lighten and darken overlay modes are also now available.

  • Peter, do you think the medium Raw will have the same DR and quality as the full size? Or maybe they are sacrificing quality vs size? Thank you!

    • MB

      Nope, it is jpeg in discase …

    • There is approximately a 0.01% chance that Nikon has overcome *all* of the woes that have plagued both Nikon (D810) and Canon (every camera for the last decade-plus…) when it come to the general concept of “mRAW” and “sRAW”…

      First of all, Nikon’s biggest blunder is that they’re still using lossless compression. Therefore, a ~24 megapixel D850 file is probably only going to save a *minuscule* amount of file space compared to a 12-bit compressed 45 megapixel D850 file.

      Secondly, for however many megabytes you do save, that 12-bit lossless medium / small raw file will still probably have slightly weird shadow recovery characteristics in third-party raw editors compared to a full-size 12-bit compressed raw file.

      In short, the medium size is practically useless, and the small size will only be useful in extremely critical situations where you need to conserve memory card / hard drive space; allegedly it will not even increase your buffer size (actually it may make your buffer use up FASTER) …because it is still working off the full-res files.

      If you need more buffer depth or memory card savings, just shoot full-res and 12-bit compressed.

      If you need EVEN MORE buffer depth and memory card savings, just get a D500.

  • A Blanchet

    Am I the first to notice disparition of the AE-L/AF-L button?

    • JXVo

      No. It has moved to the AF joystick which can also be clicked like a button. There are also options to assign AE-L elsewhere.

      You don’t need AF-L if you use back-button focus.

      • A Blanchet

        I use back button focus, but I use the AE-L/AF-L button for aperture preview on my D800 (I find its useful to better see what the light does… its like sqintting the lens rather than your eyes.). I see they have added a fn2 button on the left side.

    • Gosh1

      no

  • stefdnk

    I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere, but surely it has 5 axis in Camera stabilizer?

    • You’re confused with the Pentax K-1. This is Nikon.

    • harvey

      hahahaha

  • JOHN TANG

    no matter what Nikon D810 has the better image and dynamic range more sharper than Nikon D850. Buy the Nikon D810 when the price drop. Nikon D850 has more feature. but anyhow Nikon D810 is a winner. image quality and more sharper.

    • You’re confused with the Canon 6D2. This is Nikon.

    • How could you possibly know? Not even out yet and any reviews online will be with pre release copies. The 850 could completely blow away the 810 or it could suck, no one knows. My guess is, it’s a little better but with all the other improvements will make people excited.

  • forgive me for overlooking, but wouldn’t a 1:1 ratio be 100% V & 100% H? still shows 97 for both 1:1 & 5:4. again, admitting i may be missing something

  • Shaun Patterson

    I was curious to know if this camera has a voice tag capability, so that you can attach an audio file to a photo?

    • Highly unlikely. That has always been an exclusive flagship body feature.

      • Shaun Patterson

        Thanks..I use it all the time with my D5 & D3s cameras. It’s very handy…strangely enough, it came as an option with the original D100 vertical grip!

  • Murat Sahan

    Nice specs but does it have auto af fine-tune like the D500?

  • I can’t wait for this battery and (most of) the other specs to trickle down to the D760. Now if only they’d trickle-down good 4K all the way to the 5xxx series, with that fully-articulated LCD and ultra-lightweight package, I’d be in heaven…

  • Tommy Lens Photography

    Amazing Nikon

  • Markus

    Any idea about the max (non-HSS) sync speed by any chance?

  • Gosh1

    Wonderful camera this D850, and certainly looks well worth the wait. I am really intrigued to see how Nikon exploit their advantages in the innovations condensed into the D850.

    As they leverage the advantages of the D5 AF system in the D500 and now the D850, the new HR sensor will be a killer feature in Nikon’s future cameras that combine the D5’s AF system and focus stacking. Add the superb tilting screen into the Df2, and we will have the leading retro FX DSLR for landscapes and macrophotography !

    The long anticipated Nikon Mirrorless will likely exploit the company’s leverage embracing and extending these innovations. The combination would only be ground-breaking

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