Nikon D850 Field Test Part II: How does Nikon’s new pro camera handle wildlife and night photography?


posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 5:08 PM EDT

Click here to read my Nikon D850 Field Test Part II


The 45.7-megapixel Nikon D850 is Nikon's newest professional DSLR and is one of the most versatile cameras I've ever used. In the newly-published Nikon D850 Field Test Part II, I test the D850's mettle as a wildlife camera and also put it through its paces in a challenging night photography scenario.

The D850 is equipped with Nikon's latest-generation autofocus and image processor systems, which allows the 153-point AF system to focus as the camera shoots at up to 9 frames per second (with the optional battery grip). For such a high-megapixel camera, that's very impressive speed. In addition to the great speed, the D850's image quality is excellent across a wide range of ISOs and the new sensor allows for considerable flexibility during processing.

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E lens at 27mm, f/2.8, 15s, ISO 4000. This image has been modified.

To read more about my experience with the Nikon D850, read my Field Test Part II. Stay tuned to Imaging Resource for Part III, which will focus on the new time-lapse features and the D850's video performance. And in case you missed it, the Nikon D850 recently received our "Best Professional DSLR" Award as part of our 2017 Camera of the Year awards.

Nikon D850 Field Test Part II