Nikon Announces Development of D850 DSLR

Nikon on its 100th anniversary announced the development of a next generation, high resolution and high speed, full frame D850 camera.

According to Nikon the D850 will be a formidable tool for creators who will not compromise on exceptional image quality and versatility, including both aspiring and professional photographers as well as hobbyists who capture landscapes, weddings, sports, fashion, commercial imagery and multimedia content creators.

The D850 is the successor to the D810, which has been highly praised by its users for offering extremely sharp and clear rendering, with rich tone characteristics. According to Nikon, the full frame D850 DSLR camera is engineered with a range of new technologies, features and performance enhancements that are a direct result of feedback from demanding users.

In a short video posted, Nikon shows someone shooting timelapse in the night and at the end it says 8K timelapse. To create 8K timelapse the shots should be atleast 7680 pixels on the horizontal side and 4320 pixels on the vertical.

Since the Nikon D810, which is again a full frame camera, shoots 7360x4912 which is 36.3 effective megapixels, by rule of thumb calculations we expect the D850 to have a higher resolution of 39.4 MP or close to 40MP.

The teaser video by Nikon also has live UHD 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video of a photographer setting up his camera for timelapse in the night. So Nikon is giving a hint that the D850 can shoot 4K video and also has extreme high ISO capabilities. With Nikon pushing 4K video, Canon has to also up the game as far as 4K video is concerned. Canon currently has 4K video in only 5D Mark IV and 1DXMarkII. So expect 4K video to be in more DSLRs.

It is always good to have Nikon remain as a strong player and pushing Canon and for supremacy in the DSLR market. Healthy competition is always vital for customers.