Nikon Reveals D850 Pricing & Specs! (Imagine A More Affordable/Compact D5)

D850_24_70E_front.jpgAs Nikon continues to celebrate a century in the camera business, they've finally unveiled what we can expect from the forthcoming D850 DSLR. This D810 successor (and new unofficial VP of Nikon's FX format DSLR lineup) is going to sport a whopping 45.7MP Full-Frame BSI CMOS image sensor capable of shooting up to 9fps in full resolution RAW or up to 30fps using the DX crop mode. All of this speed comes thanks to the EXPEED 5 image processor (not to mention the 153-point AF and 180K RGB metering systems straight out of the flagship D5). The D850 can also record 4K uncompressed video and 8K time-lapses and slow motion Full HD, is more rugged and weather sealed than the previous generation, and includes tons of features for both pros and those stepping up into a more advanced camera system for the first time.

Now, it's not quite as fast as the D5, but at $3,299.95 and in terms of usability, think of the D850 as a more affordable, more compact version of Nikon's flagship DSLR (with a few more modern features). And, hopefully, we're going to be among the first in the world to get our hands on it sometime next month (stay tuned for more info, which we can't quite share yet).

Until then, we've got a full breakdown with product shots and specifications over at our