Nikon D850 What You Need to Know for Best Performance

The D850’s original MSRP was $3299

Used D850 cameras fall into a price range of $1,200 to $1,500. The difference will be due to condition and accessories included.

The Nikon D850 uses a EN-EL15a lithium-ion battery & charger.

The Nikon D850 is compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II), XQD memory cards.

The D850 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.

There is a list of the best Nikon D850 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.

  • Active D-Lighting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Auto Active D-Lighting System
  • Custom Setting Options
  • Red eye correction

The D850 has an Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the Expeed 5 image processor.

The Nikon D850 can not record video.

No. The Nikon D850 does not have clean HDMI out.

The Nikon D850 can not be used as a webcam. There is no software or video capture device that will allow the camera to be used as a webcam.

There is no port for a external microphone.

Manufacturer Nikon
Model D850
MSRP $3299
Body type Mid-size DSLR
Max resolution 8256 x 5504
Other resolutions None
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 5:4, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 45.7 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 47 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Expeed 5
ISO Auto, 64-25600 (expands to 32-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 32.0
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400.0
White balance presets 14.0
Custom white balance Yes (6 slots)
Image stabilization No
Image stabilization notes None
Uncompressed format RAW + TIFF
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal, basic
Autofocus ['Contrast Detect (sensor)', 'Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Center', 'Selective single-point', 'Tracking', 'Single', 'Continuous', 'Touch', 'Face Detection', 'Live View']
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 151.0
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 2359000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.75×
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
Flash range None
External flash Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash modes Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
Continuous drive 7.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs)
Metering modes ['Multi', 'Center-weighted', 'Highlight-weighted', 'Spot']
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (2-9 exposures in 1, 2, or 3EV increments)
Format MPEG-4
Videography notes None
Modes ['3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '1280 x 720 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM', '1280 x 720 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM']
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II), XQD
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g + NFC + Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Remote control Yes (wired, wireless, smartphone)
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL15a lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1840.0
Weight (inc. batteries) 1005 g (2.22 lb / 35.45 oz)
Dimensions 146 x 124 x 79 mm (5.75 x 4.88 x 3.11″)
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (4K movies or '8K' stills)
GPS None
GPS notes None