Check out Dan’s experience with Nikon D850 and the things he loves/doesn’t love about this DSLR.
45 Megapixels – Will Blow Photographers Away
Here’s the deal:
One of the great features of this camera is its sensor with 45 MP which will completely blow you away.
Q: Why you need so many megapixels?
This is because it gives you more detail.
And more image detail means more freedom in everything.
It allows you to:
print pictures in large format,
gives room for framing,
and greater flexibility in processing.
Retouching a portrait or a subject photo becomes much more convenient if the shot is taken in high resolution.
There’s a catch though:
The 45 MP comes at price.
What I mean is that your old lenses will probably not handle this new sensor technology very well, so you will likely have to purchase a new lens with it.
Even at 36 megapixels, it is recommended that the exposure be at least 1 LW less.
For example, at 30 mm at least 1/60 sec. At D850 it can be even more likely 2 LW, that is 1/100 with or is shorter.
Or else you will have slightly blurry images (when zooming in the images).
What Will Videographers Like About Nikon D850?
What about video shooting?
Here, too, the Nikon D850 is “charged up” with the latest technology.
You can record 4K-video at a rate of 30 frames per second without a crop!
There is the function of accelerated shooting Full HD with a frequency of up to 120 frames per second to create a spectacular slow motion.
Making time-lapse in 4K resolution became much easier: the camera itself will shoot and create a quality video.
Without a doubt:
D850 video recording capabilities are brought to the professional level.
A prerequisite for using all these features is the availability of fast memory cards.
Either an SD card of the UHS-II standard in the first slow, or an expensive XQD card in the second slot.
Better yet, use both.
You need fast memory cards not due to high resolution images and videos, but more because of the high speed of continuous shooting.
Approximately seven frames per second is surprisingly swift for a camera with such an extremely high resolution.
What you might like about this camera:
its highest level of resolution
excellent work at high ISO, low noise level up to ISO 6400
wide dynamic range, flexibility in processing RAW files
ease of use: improved grip, button illumination, high resolution inclined display
optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage
noiseless Live View shooting
fast and tenacious focusing
high speed of continuous shooting (7 fps), capacious buffer
30 fps 4K video shooting
support of modern fast memory cards XQD and SD UHS-II
What you might not like about this camera:
a bit slow focusing of contrast type in Live View mode
challenging for beginner photographers
Lenses for a Nikon DSLR Hybrid Shooter
Remember I mentioned earlier that one downside to Nikon D850 is having to get newer lenses?
Well, here it is:
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E VR.
If you’ve seen other posts of ours that focus on top 5 specialized cameras, you will notice that I try to provide cheaper (yet great) alternatives to expensive Nikon lenses.
In this case:
I don’t want to recommend third-party lenses which I know might not satisfy you well.
If you can afford it, then absolutely go for 24-70mm f/2.8E VR lens.
Nikon D850: Go For It, If You Can Afford It!
The Nikon D850 sets the new quality bar for all camera manufacturers.
It is the one that other players in the market of full-frame cameras will have to equal to in the near future (at least in terms of image quality and detail).
Let me repeat myself:
If you are into all the modern cameras and like all the new features, then definitely get Sony a7R III over old-school Nikon DSLR cameras.
If you are more old-school and want to be able to use a variety of lenses, then take Nikon D850.
It definitely is a pricey camera, but it can be one that will make all your dreams as a photographer come true.
See it for yourself.
Thoughts on 5 Best Hybrid Digital Cameras in 2019
These are the 5 best hybrid digital cameras (in my opinion) that you can buy in 2019.
Each of these cameras will realize your needs as a hybrid shooter – whether you want stellar photos, or need to create a top-notch video clip to post on Instagram.
As it has been mentioned before, what’s great about hybrid cameras is that they are pretty compact, they offer interchangeable lenses and they have a large image sensor which is responsible for high quality of the images.
I understand that everyone’s bugdet is different, so I included cameras based on different price points.
To make it even easier for you, we included the recommended lenses to get for each camera mentioned in this post.
Ask Me Anything
Now, I’d like to hear from YOU:
What was your favourite from this list of 5 best cameras for hybrid shooters in 2019?
What’s the budget you’re looking for?
Any particular brand you prefer for both video and stills?
Ask me anything.
Any suggestions, recommendations and questions are welcome in the comments below!