Nikon D850 Snap Verdict

Here at Camera Jabber we were lucky to get one of the first Nikon D850 review units in the UK. The Nikon D850 is a full-frame or FX format DSLR with 45.7 million pixels on its backlit CMOS sensor. It sits below the Nikon D5 in the company’s DSLR line-up and above the D810 (which is set to continue). While the 45.7Mp sensor ensures plenty of detail is captured, the maximum shooting rate of 7fps, which can be boosted to 9fps with the optional battery-grip, plus the superb 153-point AF system should give the D850 all-round appeal for experienced photographers, professionals and dedicated enthusiasts.

Read on to see how it performed in our tests. Or watch our Nikon D850 review video above, which we filmed on location in Devon, England, where we were shooting with the camera.

We filmed our Nikon D850 review video with a GoPro Hero5 Black mounted on a Karma Grip, using the GoPro’s built-in mic, so please excuse the wind and tinny audio in places!


  • 45.7Mp full-frame back-illuminated sensor
  • 7fps continuous shooting (9fps with optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack)
  • 153-point Flagship AF system


  • High price
  • AF points clustered around the centre of the frame
  • Live View and Video focusing system lags behind the competition

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