Nikon D850: sample photos, best memory cards, how to open NEF files and more

Several readers have already received their Nikon D850 cameras. Adobe has not yet updated their software with D850 support. You can use a free binary editor like HHDsoftware and change one byte of the string “D850” to “D810”. This will allow both Lightroom and Photoshop to open the D850 RAW files.

Additional Nikon D850 coverage:

→ New D850 sample photos published by Francesco Spighi, TechRadar, Nikonland, Photomeike.

→ The first Nikon D850 screen protector is already released (check availability).

→ A quick list of the fastest SD and XQD memory cards:

SD Memory Cards Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed
Sony SF-G UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 299 MB/s
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 260 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 260 MB/s
Hoodman Steel 2000x SDXC UHS-II 300 MB/s 260 MB/s
Delkin Devices Cinema SDXC UHS-II 280 MB/s 250 MB/s
Sony M Series UHS-II SDXC 260 MB/s 100 MB/s
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II SDXC 150 MB/s 75 MB/s
XQD Memory Cards Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed
Lexar 2933x XQD 2.0 440 MB/s 400 MB/s
Sony XQD G Series 440 MB/s 400 MB/s
Sony XQD M Series 440 MB/s 150 MB/s

→ I am going to slow down my Nikon D850 coverage as the camera starts shipping this week. I will continue to update the Nikon D850 Facebook page and Nikon D850 Facebook group with additional material in the future. If you are planning to purchase the camera, I encourage you to follow my D850 coverage on Facebook. If you have any questions, feel free to address them on the [NR] forum (illustration by broxybear).

And finally the Nikon D850 unboxing video:

Nikon D850 top photos credit: Connie Luk

D850 pre-orders: B&H | Adorama | Amazon | BuyDig | BestBuyWEX | Jessops
Facebook: Nikon D850 Page | Nikon D850 Group
Additional coverage: Nikon D850 directory

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