• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D850
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9
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Predecessor: Nikon D810
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Panasonic GX8
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Successor:    
General
Model Number: D850 GX9
Alternate Model Number(s):   GX7 Mark III
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $3299.95 $999.99
Street Price: $2,863.62 $797.99
Date Available: 2017-09-15 2018-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 32.3 oz (915 g) 23.3 oz (660 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1 in.
(146 x 124 x 79 mm)
4.9 x 2.8 x 1.8 in.
(124 x 72 x 47 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 45.7 20.3
Sensor Format: 35mm 4/3
Sensor size: 858.01mm2 (35.90mm x 23.90mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.35 microns 3.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 100  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 26.4  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 14.8  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,660  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 8256 x 5504 (45.4 MP, 3:2),
6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2),
4128 x 2752 (11.4 MP, 3:2),
6880 x 4584 (31.5 MP, 3:2),
5152 x 3432 (17.7 MP, 3:2),
3440 x 2288 (7.9 MP, 3:2),
6880 x 5504 (37.9 MP, 5:4),
5152 x 4120 (21.2 MP, 5:4),
3440 x 2752 (9.5 MP, 5:4),
5504 x 5504 (30.3 MP, 1:1),
4128 x 4128 (17.0 MP, 1:1),
2752 x 2750 (7.6 MP, 1:1)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3712 x 2784 (10.3 MP, 4:3),
2624 x 1968 (5.2 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2480 (9.2 MP, 3:2),
2624 x 1752 (4.6 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
3888 x 3888 (15.1 MP, 1:1),
2784 x 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1),
1968 x 1968 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.31), 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 JPEG (EXIF 2.31), RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.1 9.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p)
3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV/MP4 (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM/AAC audio) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Micro Four Thirds
Lens: n/a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F3.5 - 5.6 Asph. Power OIS (H-FS12060)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 120mm
Focal Length (actual):   12 - 60mm
Zoom Ratio:   5.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range:   20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 1.2x, 1.5x (DX), 5:4, 1:1 crop modes 2x, 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning: 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; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 49-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.75x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter Tilting 2760k-dot equivalent (field sequential) LCD, 1.39x / 0.70x (35mm eq.) magnification, 17.5mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 920,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.75x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.75x 1.39x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 2,359,000 dots (589,750 px) 1,240,000 dots (413,300 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 64 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 64 - 25,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 32 in Lo-1, up to 102,400 in Hi-2 Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (3), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (6) (Spot WB available in Live View), Color Temperature (2,500K-10,000K); Fine-tuning available for all options. Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1-4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 180K-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III, 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), Spot (4mm circle or about 1.5% frame, centered on selected focus area), Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: None Sweep Panorama (Standard/Wide); Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, L. Monochrome D, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: n/a Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 4.2 m / 13.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a GN=6.0m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe, PC Sync terminal Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II UHS-I
Other Memory: 1 SD UHS-II slot, 1 XQD slot  
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 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 RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV/MP4 (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM/AAC audio) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: Yes Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), USB 3.0 Micro-B, 10-pin Expansion Terminal (GP-1 GPS compatible), Stereo Mic Mini Jack (3.5mm), Stereo Audio Out (3.5mm) Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0 port
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3 <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 7.1 9.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 200 140
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 9.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 200 32
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 9.2
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 53 29
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.08 seconds 0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.73 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.145 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.052 seconds 0.060 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.36 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.046 seconds 0.050 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 0.2 seconds 1.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds 0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   1.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   260 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 1840 shots 250 shots
Battery Life, Video: 70 minutes 70 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: EN-EL15a Lithium-ion rechargeable or MB-D18 battery grip 7.2v, 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15a Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software:    
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or silver.