Nikon D850 Gets Gold Award at DPReview



DPReview completed their Nikon D850 DSLR camera review and test results: The new Nikon D850 DSLR camera gets an impressive 89% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview, just after Nikon D500, Sony a7RII, and Nikon D750.



  • 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor with great low-and-high ISO performance
  • Native low ISO value of 64 offers class-leading dynamic range and rivals medium format options
  • Impressive 153-pt autofocus system derived from flagship D5
  • New mirror and shutter mechanisms nearly eliminate most blur issues
  • Excellent grip, ergonomics and controls
  • Rugged, weather-sealed construction
  • Dual slots, with XQD slot offering incredibly fast read and write speeds
  • Largest-ever optical viewfinder on a Nikon DSLR
  • Variety of 4K and 1080p video modes
  • Improved JPEG noise reduction and sharpening compared to D810
  • Generally great JPEG color
  • Tilting, high-resolution touchscreen
  • Great battery life
  • Automatic AF fine tune helps get the most out of your lenses
  • Snapbridge offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Innovative timelapse and focus stacking features


  • Live view autofocus still clunky for both stills and video shooting
  • Subject tracking not quite up to D5 standards
  • XQD cards still rare, somewhat pricey
  • Omission of built-in pop-up flash may turn off some users
  • Snapbridge is still finicky, even for basic image transfer
  • Snapbridge seems overly simplistic for high-end camera users
  • Lens calibration becomes absolutely critical at this resolution, and can be a pain point
  • Noticeable rolling shutter in 4K video
  • Focus peaking unavailable when shooting 4K video


From DPReview conclusion:

With expansive resolution, a capable autofocus system, fast burst shooting and great image quality under almost any situation, the D850 is the best DSLR on the market today, and among the best all-around stills cameras we’ve ever tested. Live view autofocus and video modes could still use some work, but the camera’s capabilities handily outshine those deficiencies. Read the full review at DPReview.

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