Nikon D850 Review Conclusion: Nikon’s most versatile DSLR ever made offers high-res and high-speed
posted Monday, February 5, 2018 at 4:53 PM EDT
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Despite the increasingly popular world of mirrorless cameras, the Nikon D850 shows us there's still room for progress and polish for the humble DSLR. Sporting a new Nikon-designed 45MP backside-illuminated full-frame sensor, faster EXPEED 5 processor, the AF module from the D5/D500, dual card slots and ergonomic improvements, the professional-grade D850 is an amazingly versatile camera. Whereas the predecessor focuses more on landscapes, portraiture and other still stubjects, the D850 goes beyond that -- it still offers oodles of megapixels to pour over, but its horsepower is such that it feels right at home photographing sports and action.
We've just put the finishing touches on our D850 review conclusion -- all lab tests, print quality analysis, field tests, water torture tests and more are now complete. If you've already seen our Camera of the Year awards, then you'll be well aware of where we stand when it comes to the D850. This camera is fantastic on almost all fronts. Its image quality and dynamic range are wonderful, and its speed and AF performance are so quick and nimble you'll forget you're blasting away 45MP photos frame after frame. Video recording, despite nice upgrades and pleasing 4K quality, is still hampered by sluggish contrast-detect AF, unfortunately.
It's a pricey, pro-level DSLR, that's for sure, but it is oh-so-great at a multitude of photographic subjects that it's worth considering if you need that single camera setup for everything. Read all about it in our D850 Review or jump to the end for our full Conclusion.