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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 485 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Low light
    Cons mentioned:
    Weight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Have been shooting Nikon gear for a lot of years. 13 years with a Nikon D50 APS-C and then stepped up to the D7500. When I was presented with an opportunity to buy the D850 I jumped on it and have not been disappointed. The transistion from APS-C sensors to a full frame sensor took a bit to get used to especially with the resolution being 8 times the D50 and over 2 times the D7500, but was quickly overcome by changing some of my shooting habits. The resolution is great and the color is awesome straight out of the camera. I already had a collection of full frame lenses so I did not need to buy a a bunch of new gear to transition to full frame, so keep that in mind if you're moving into a full frame for the first time from a crop sensor camera, because full frame lenses work great on crop sensor bodies. BUT crop sensor lenses do not work well with a full frame body unless you switch the capture mode to DX (crop/APS-C) format, in which case its a waste of a great sensor and you should look at the D500 or D7500. I have taken low light, night time, long exposure, and full sun pictures and have had no problems and love the quality of low light and night photos that can be taken with this camera. The menus are natural and intuitive for me since I am a previous Nikon DSLR shooter. I can say this camera is not for everybody due to its size and weight (body alone) and then add in high end all glass lenses and the weight can be a bit much for long day shots for some. I have weighed one of my combinations of the D850 body and Tamron 150-600 and it comes in at just about 7 pounds. So if weight and big size is an issue be warned this is a bigger camera but not un-manageable even for my girlfriend who has small hands.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Camera!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Absolutely love this camera! I have been wanting the D850 for years and finally got it as a birthday gift for myself. As an average photographer who is still learning all the things this camera is capable of, I have to say the initial setup was fairly simple and was out shooting only a few hours later. (Had to charge the battery first!) I was able to use my old lenses from my D3300 without any problem and was thrilled they triggered the autocrop which actually added a 1.5X zoom, allowing some incredible closeups. Whether you're like me, just coming out of novice mode, or a seasoned pro, there is no way you would not be impressed with the incredible photos the D850 can produce. With 2 card slots, I was happy I could continue using my old SD cards and was not forced to purchase a newer card (newer to me.) at the same time as the camera since it is a major investment already. I attached my very first photo with my new D850, using my old D3300 55-200mm lens and my old SD card without any editing at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Autofocus

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazed with it all.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The only cons to this camera so far are file sizes, difference in memory card slots and the proce obviously. I wish the slots were of the same type. Everything else is a pro and a major upgrade from my 2 previous bodies the D750 and D7200. The autofocus system in this camera is like nothing I have ever used before, customization of Fn buttons and stuff is nearly endless. And 9fps with the grip and larger EN-EL18 battery, WOW!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    New best friend

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The best DSLR. I upgraded from the D7500 to the D850 and the speed, auto focus and tracking are 10x better that I feel confident I won't miss a single shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon D850 excellent

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This camera does it all. Its very durable & with 45 megapixels the saturation is great

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Upgrade

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    as good as everyone says

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    so i got this as an upgrade from my current cameras i use a nikon d600 and a nikon df and now the nikon d850 for doing wedding and nature photography and the quality of photo is mind blowing currently i have a sigma 24-105 f4 mounted on it and even the in camera jpegs are incredible to look at working is the raw files can really make even better photos its a great camera and if you were in the market for it you should get it i couldnt be happier with it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Upgrade

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Camera is like an Onion with Layers

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Yeah this camera has come a long way from my Nikon FE2 back in the day with just knowing aperture and shutter speeds and what type of film to use … I thought I had a lot of options with my Nikon D2x 10 Mega pixels … I am so happy I upgraded and still learning all what this camera can do by watching instructional Youube videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon D85O digital camera

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    We love this camera! The Nikon D850 has been giving us sharp and beautiful photos. We loved the first one so much that we purchased a second one and have been using them for our photography business for two years now. Very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Professional

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Photography

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    That’s good Exelente cámara Profesional for everything you’re on photo work

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mirrorless

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This camera is phenomenal! I've admired it for years, and I finally decided to buy one now that they are more affordable. It's everything I imagined and so much more. As a wildlife photographer, I love the fact that this camera has a massive 45.7-megapixel sensor. This allows me to crop my images down to a fraction of their original size and still enjoy razor-sharp detail. Next, the autofocus is wonderful when photographing moving subjects such as birds in flight. As someone who has been using a mirrorless camera for the last year or so, the super-long battery life on the D850 was a breath of fresh air. With the optional battery grip, you can get over 3,000 pictures without running out of juice. I've been a hobbyist Nikon photographer for more than a decade, so I was able to jump right in and start getting great pictures immediately. This camera is not well-suited for beginners, but you won't be disappointed in the D850 if you are a serious hobbyist or even a professional photographer. Finally, a word for those who may be considering going with a mirrorless camera instead: I have a Z50, and it's a great little camera. I wanted to make the jump to full-frame, and for a while, I seriously considered upgrading to the Z6 or even the Z7. For me, the main advantage of mirrorless cameras is the electronic viewfinder; what you see is exactly what you'll get in the final photograph. The d850 is my first DSLR, and I'm having to learn that my pictures won't look exactly like what I see through the viewfinder. However, there are some drawbacks to mirrorless as well: drastically inferior battery life, slower autofocus, and more expensive lenses just to name a few. I was also bothered by the fact that mirrorless cameras are unlikely to hold their value over time. The Z6 and Z7 have now been replaced by the Z6ii and the Z7ii, significantly eroding their resale value. Rather than buying a mid-range mirrorless camera that may soon be overshadowed by a newer model, I decided to get the best DSLR ever made - and I haven't regretted it for a second.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon D850

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Amazing all around camera. I shoot wildlife, weddings, portraits and it’s my go to.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon D850

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Terrific service and awesome camera. Employeecwent above and beyond my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Learning curve

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best all-around DSLR

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    There is a learning curve, but with a good user manual this camera is one of the better if not the best DSLR on the market. Really enjoy shooting with this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    For the serious photographers only.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is an incredible camera! However, because of the high price tag and the lack of a lot of auto settings that most consumer grade cameras have these days, I would not recommend it for a beginner just interesting in casual vacation photography. The body is very heavy for a DSLR due to the fact that it is built to withstand the heavy workload of a professional photographer. The pictures that you can take with this camera are simply amazing and the clarity of the photos rival any camera I have seen. If you are looking for a professional camera, this is a great choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camera

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I stepped up from a Nikon D3300 and this is a major step up in equipment. This camera is more of an advanced camera and has a ton of features for any type of photography you are looking to shoot . Once you understand the basics of photography you will be taking pictures that will amaze you. Make sure you spend the extra money on a good lens. Beware of online retailers selling this unit at a discounted price. It will be a gray market/international model and you will not have a warranty nor will you ever be able to get it repaired as camera repair places will not be able to order parts based on a gray market serial number.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Autofocus

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Takes my photography to the next level.

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The level of detail I can resolve with this camera is unreal. I pair this with a Nikkor 50 f1.8 and a Nikkor 200-500 f5.6. Autofocus is excellent, as expected with camera sharing the system with a D5.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Weight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great canera

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    So far the best Nikon camera I have ever used I have D4 and D800 the former is way to heavy and the later is always yellow strong with most lense The shutter was fast and the quality was alaways satisfying

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Complexity

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Camera

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This camera is simply the best Nikon I have ever owned. The picture quality and detail are amazing. This camera is not for a first time owner because it is complex and demanding but the picture quality is unequaled by any camera that I've ever shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing quality!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I having been debating for many years what camera to upgrade up to from my Nikon d300s. After watching and reading hundreds of reviews, there was no doubt that the D850 was the answer. I shot my first wedding with it within days of receiving it, and I was ecstatic at the quality of the images, the amazing colors, and the ability with low light. There’s still so much more to learn and explore, but I’m very happy with my purchase. The only issue I had was when I went to download my raw files to Lightroom- it wasn’t compatible. I had to uninstall and reinstall Lightroom, and that did the trick.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect but moire is prevalent in images!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I purchased my D850 in May, upgrading from my D3200, D5200 and D7200. I love almost everything about this camera. The images are absolutely stunning, all of the features are amazing and the battery life is great! My biggest issue, which happens to be a huge one for me, is the amount of moire that I'm experiencing. I had never even heard of this term until I used the D850. I hadn't seen it mentioned in D850 reviews so I spoke with Nikon and they informed me that without the low pass filter, moire is completely normal. I was told to try to step back/forward from my subjects, zoom in/out and constantly check my images at 100% for moire. That's not always possible at weddings. Or change my aperture to f/16 or so. That's 100% not going to work at most weddings! Lightroom, Photoshop and Capture NX-D have ways to fix it in post but they do not always work, which Nikon also informed me is completely normal. Do some SERIOUS research on moire before purchasing! Plaid, tight fabric designs and a lot of suits will be your enemy! The attached photos of the gray pants shows you the before and after. Capture NX-D did a pretty good job on this one. However the maternity photo is after using Capture NX-D and it didn't fix it at all! I tried LR & PS with no luck.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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