This semi-pro DSLR is as good with video and time-lapse as it is with still photography. It's known for its high-resolution and speed and features the EXPEED 5 image processor, which lets you shoot continuously at seven frames per second (fps). Quickly increase the frame rate to 9 fps with a few modifications.
The 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS sensor is a 35mm full-frame, backlit sensor with no optical low-pass filter and a native range of ISO 64-25,600 that’s expandable to ISO 32-102,400. It captures colors just as they are, and when combined with the light- gathering capabilities of this sensor, you’ll experience unsurpassed image quality.
Nikon’s Multi-CAM 20K AF autofocus system makes autofocus fast and accurate with 153 phase-detection points and 99 cross-type sensors. There’s also a fine-tuning feature that lets you tailor your focus settings to your lens.
Operation is intuitive with the Nikon D850’s 2.359m-dot resolution 3.2-inch touchscreen. One SDHC/XC slot and one XQD slot work together to allow you to save and separate JPGs and RAW files while enabling overflow recording and in-camera duplication.
Capture video at up to 4K UHD at 24/25/30p when using the DX crop, and Full HD at 1080/120p. Focus peaking helps you maintain your focus while zebra stripes monitor overexposure. An intelligent 180,000 RGB sensor analyzes every scene and applies the appropriate white balance to render it.
The Nikon D850 has in-camera stereo audio recording capabilities, but you can attach an external mic via an eighth-inch output jack while an eighth-inch input jack lets you monitor audio quality. Your time-lapses will have 9,999 exposures for in both 4K (in camera) and 8K (in Interval Timer Mode), and your uncompressed output can be sent to an external recorder via a mini HDMI cable.
A weather-sealed, ergonomic magnesium alloy body with illuminated buttons, 0.75 optical pentaprism, and 100 percent viewfinder coverage makes this camera easy to handle in all kinds of conditions.