The search for uncompromising performance in the worlds of photography and videography is over. The Nikon D850 sets remarkable standards of quality in both, possessing an impressive 45.7 effective megapixels that allows it to capture the most awe-inspiring images and produce phenomenal 8K UHD time-lapse movies via images taken with its silent interval timer shooting. Create epic film masterpieces in full-frame 4K UHD with NIKKOR wide-angle lenses, or prolong exquisite moments with its 120p/100p Full HD slow-motion recording. It also boasts enhanced superior agility to keep up with the demands of the modern photographer, such as continuous shooting functions at speeds approximately 7 frames per second (fps) or 9 fps1, and a revolutionary shutter and mirror drive mechanism that improve the stability of the composition. Whether your interest lies with the fields of fashion, nature, sports or wedding photography and videography, you will always be inspired to bring out your best with the game-changing Nikon D850.
Meet the camera that has perfected extraordinary image clarity, with its stunning 45.7 effective megapixels, giving you superior enhanced resolution that is impeccably suited to professional large-format poster or canvas print. An ISO range of 64 to 25600 also allows increased sensitivity and versatility with a wide range of environments.
Never miss a once-in-a-lifetime photo with the improved speed and power of this camera. Employ the approximately 7 fps or 9 fps1 high-speed continuous shooting to your advantage and capture the action at the exact moment you need. Enhance your abilities with the superior 153-point autofocus (AF) system and an exclusive AF engine that utilises parallel processing with a sequence control microcomputer so you get high performance autofocusing even for demanding high-speed shoots. The camera even has an optical viewfinder with approximately 0.75x magnification, the largest in Nikon DSLR camera history, so you can compose the perfect shot with its wide field of view.
From museums to theatres, you will be artfully assisted by the camera’s 45-megapixel silent photography that is completely noiseless during shutter release. Even during sound sensitive situations involving animals or athletes, the approximately 6 fps4 continuous silent shooting boosts your ability to capture that key shot. Additionally, innovative new shutter and mirror drive mechanisms act in tandem to reduce vibration during shutter release, avoiding mechanical vibrations that could impact the sharpness of your image.
Featuring a tilting 3.2-inch, 2359k-dot touch-screen LCD monitor, the Nikon D850 enables smoother operation through a wider range of touch operations, facilitating easier confirmation for composition and images. When you need extreme clarity in product or macro photography, the focus shift function on the camera automatically takes images while moving focus position from starting point to infinity, competently acquiring images for focus stacking5. The camera even facilitates a more flexible editing process with the ability of batch processing RAW files directly within the camera.
Turn your negatives into digital keepsakes with the camera’s unique negative digitizer function. In a few simple steps, you can use basic equipment6 to convert your negative film, either colour or monochrome, to 45-megapixel digital photos. The D850 can also be connected to your TV via HDMI for easier image selection, viewing, and enjoyment of your newly converted photographs.
1 When using MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery pack with EN-EL 18b/EN-EL 18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.
2 Only available with DX-based movie format, AF area mode: [Normal] or [Wide], without sound.
3 WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller and WR-A10 Adapter are required.
4 With AF fixed.
5 With third party software
6 Nikon ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter (optional), a NIKKOR micro lens, and the Nikon D850.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon FX format
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)
FX (36x24) image area (L) 8256 x 5504 ( 45.4 million) (M) 6192 x 4128 ( 25.6 million) (S) 4128 x 2752 ( 11.4 million) 1.2x (30x20) image area (L) 6880 x 4584 ( 31.5 million) (M) 5152 x 3432 ( 17.6 million) (S) 3440 x 2288 ( 7.8 million) DX (24x16) image area (L) 5408 x 3600 ( 19.4 million) (M) 4048 x 2696 ( 10.9 million) (S) 2704 x 1800 ( 4.8 million) 5 : 4 (30x24) image area (L) 6880 x 5504 ( 37.8 million) (M) 5152 x 4120 ( 21.2 million) (S) 3440 x 2752 ( 9.4 million) 1 : 1 (24x24) image area (L) 5504 x 5504 ( 30.2 million) (M) 4128 x 4128 ( 17.0 million) (S) 2752 x 2752 ( 7.5 million) FX-format photographs taken during movie recording (L) 8256 x 4640 ( 38.3 million) (M) 6192 x 3480 ( 21.5 million) (S) 4128 x 2320 ( 9.5 million) DX-format photographs taken during movie recording (L) 5408 x 3040 ( 16.4 million) (M) 4048 x 2272 ( 9.1 million) (S) 2704 x 1520 ( 4.1 million)
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 with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat ; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
XQD, SD, SDHC (UHS-II compliant), SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
1 XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card 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.
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
FX (36x24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical 1.2x (30x20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical DX (24x16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical 5:4 (30x24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical 1:1 (24x24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.75 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m(*1))
17 mm (–1.0 m(*1); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-3 to +1 m(*1)
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Yes Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection).
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release, and mirror up release modes
1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed
X= 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Approximate frame advance rate
Up to 9 fps With an EN-EL18b battery inserted in an MB-D18 battery pack CL: 1 to 8 fps CH: 9 fps QC: 3 fps Other power sources CL: 1 to 6 fps CH: 7 fps QC: 3 fps
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU and AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU or AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: –3 to +20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
–5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV 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 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
–4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C) ; predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
153 153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection
Single-point AF, 9-, 25-, 72-, or 153- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
–3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF, unified flash control
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), all with fine-tuning.
Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
Photo live view, Movie live view
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, pinpoint AF, Subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p 1920 x 1080 (slow-mo); 30p x4, 25p x4, 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 3840 x 2160 (when quality is fixed at "high") and 1920 x 1080 slow-mo (when quality is fixed at “normal”)
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM, AAC
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600
Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal
tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control
Approx. 2359 k-dot (XGA)
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, and auto image rotation
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Can be used to connect optional MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords, ML-3 modulite remote control sets, WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controllers, or GP-1/GP-1A GPS units
Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g Operating frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11) Maximum output power: 8.5 dBm (EIRP) Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1 Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Range (line of sight)
Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One EN-EL15a/EN-EL15* rechargeable Li-ion battery
Optional MB-D18 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a/EN-EL18* Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15a/EN-EL15* Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. An MH-26a/MH-26 battery charger and BL-5 battery-chamber cover (both available separately) is required when using EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a/EN-EL18* batteries.
EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 146 x 124 x 78.5 mm ( 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.1 in.)
Approx. 1005 g ( 2 lb. 3.5 oz. ) with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap; approx. 915 g/2 lb. 0.3 oz. (camera body only)
Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
BF-1B body cap, EN-EL15a rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-25a battery charger (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), HDMI/USB cable clip, UC-E22 USB cable, AN-DC18 strap
1. *Fewer pictures/shorter movies can be taken on a single charge with an EN-EL18 than an EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a, or with an EN-EL15 than an EN-EL15a.
Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.
All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery.
Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.
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