At last I got my hand on the most anticipated camera of the year 2017 “Nikon D850” the successor to D810 last Thursday. As of now this camera happen to be the most versatile DSLR in the market boasting its 45.7 MP sensor and ISO range from 64 all the way to 25,600. By default, it has 7fps continuous shooting which can be bumped up to 9fps by adding the battery grip.
Very well constructed weather sealed body which can satisfy all the different segments of photographers from studio to landscape and architecture all the way to sports and wildlife. The hand grip has been redesigned making it deeper giving a firm grip to the photographer while the overall shape of the body has almost similar dimensions to the D810. The controls are similar to the D810 with minor changes, for the good. There is now one more customizable Fn2 button on the back of the camera.
More features include a tilt screen, which is very much similar to the D750 tilting up and down with the addition of touch to focus and click feature. A new and very handy thumb operated joystick which controls the focus point and press for AE-L function. The mode button and the ISO buttons have been swapped compared to the D810, making it more easier and faster to control the ISO speed with 1 hand. As other Nikon camera’s around the shutter button is the on-off switch and pushing further on from the on position, the LCD panel lights up making it easy to work in low light situations. Unlike its predecessor, D810, the flash does not exist on the D850, buy I happen to notice 2 holes on both sides in the same place. These happen to be the holes where the mic is positioned.
And Yes, this time they have a SD card and a XQD card slots… (got rid of the CF cards)
My Shots with D850
Below are a set of shots i had done during the limited time i had with the camera. ( Most of the images are straight out of the camera)
Most of these shots have been taken from rooftops of skyscrapers. I was very much surprised upon looking at the results of the image, the excellent dynamic range was outstanding from any of the cameras i have used before, be it in Nikon or other brands. Recently all Nikon DSLRs have been known for their great dynamic range performance, and the D850 is no exception.
The result was a well balanced, well-exposed photos that didn't need any major adjustments while post-processing. For the below images, i simply tweaked the shadows and highlights when processing the RAW files, which quickly revealed the details without any harm to the quality.
I seriously fell in love with this machine, till then i was under the impression i would get similar results to the D750, except to the fact of higher resolution on cropped images.