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Nikon D850 reviewed: Made for all professionals

By Marcus Wong - 13 Nov 2017
Launch SRP: S$4999

Conclusion

Conclusion

The D850 is certainly a big upgrade over the D810, and we’re not just talking about megapixel numbers.

The autofocus is much improved, with almost triple the number of focus points and a more usable spread across the frame. The addition of the focus lever makes it easier to select your focus point too, while the implementation of touch with the rear LCD means it’s easier to go through the menus when you do need to change something that’s not already accessible via the physical buttons. Add to that the fact that you get a much bigger buffer and faster continuous capture, and it’s easy to see how this is a much better camera.

To get the best out of the sensor, you’ll want to use the camera in good light, but the improved responsiveness of the camera makes it that much more versatile, so we can see more photographers taking this on as a camera for most (if not all) occasions. While it does cost a bit more at launch than the D810 it replaces (S$4,999 vs. S$4,888 - body only prices), the improved performance and significant handling upgrades should make this an easy upgrade to justify for photographers on the Nikon system.

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9.0
  • Performance 9
  • Design 9
  • Features 8.5
  • User-Friendliness 9
  • Value 8.5
The Good
Incredibly high resolution
Upgraded continuous capture with bigger buffer allows for more kinds of photography
Focus lever and touch control makes the camera easier to use than ever
The Bad
High ISO images have quite a bit of noise reduction
No pop-up flash
Price is higher than before
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