Nikon finally confirmed that the D850 is in development and will be the successor to the popular D810 model. In a statement from the Japanese optics and imaging manufacturer, they stressed that expectations will be exceeded: “The D850 will exceed the expectations of the vast range of photographers that seek the high resolution and high-speed capabilities that only a Nikon of this caliber complemented by NIKKOR lenses can offer.” While the specs are still unknown, the D850 is rumored to contain a 45-megapixel sensor and use the same 153-point autofocus system as the flagship D5 model. What we do know is that the new D850 will have extraordinary 8K timelapse capability as seen in the teaser video above.
Nikon expects that 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.” An official unveiling is expected shortly and if the old D810 price tag is any indication, you’ll need to set aside about $3,000 USD just for the body alone on the D850.
While you wait, check out Nikon’s bizarre 100th anniversary celebration video.