Last Updated on October 10, 2017 by PixelPluck
Nikon D850 is now Highest Rated Camera
Nikon D850 achieved one more feat by becoming DSLR with the highest rated camera sensor.
The trusted sensor camera rating agency DxOMark just concluded it’s test on Nikon D850 sensor and have published the official results.
Nikon D850 attained a score of perfect 100. There could not be a better coincidence as Nikon is also celebrating it’s 100 years of existence this year. You can see more about the ‘100 years of Nikon’ here. It’s a good trend that camera manufacturers are focusing on improving sensors and not just megapixels. Canon would be watching closely.
Check latest price of Nikon D850.
Here is what DxOMark had to say about the stellar performance of Nikon D850 sensor.
“The introduction of the first BSI sensor in a full-frame Nikon DSLR with a super-high 45.7Mp resolution puts the Nikon D850’s image quality on par with, and often better than, medium-format cameras. The first DSLR to hit 100 points — rather apt for Nikon’s hundredth anniversary year — puts the Nikon D850 in a class of its own for image quality. At base ISO, it’s unrivaled for color in the DSLR class, and its headline dynamic range score is outstanding, too. Against the competitor high-resolution options from Sony and Canon, the D850 offers either better or close to comparable image quality throughout the ISO range. Although its headline ISO score doesn’t quite achieve the same lofty heights overall, it’s still a very capable performer at high ISO sensitivities, too. So if you’re looking for the best image quality at low ISOs, at significantly less cost than a digital medium-format camera, the Nikon D850 looks like the camera you’ve been waiting for.”
The D850’s key strengths are its outstanding color and dynamic range at base ISO, where it again ranks as the number one among all commercially available cameras they have tested for these attributes.
Nikon D850 Specifications:
- 45.7Mp BSI CMOS full-frame FX sensor
- No optical low-pass filter
- Expeed 5 image processor
- Native ISO 64-25,600 (expandable to ISO 32,000-102,400)
- 153-point multi-cam 20K autofocus
- 7fps burst shoot (9fps with battery grip)
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- Weather sealed
While Nikon D850 price is still not friendly for all, you can grab a Nikon D810 at fraction of it’s price which has dropped even further.
It is also rumored that Nikon has sold more Nikon D850 bodies than Canon 5D Mark IV, ever since sales started
Check Best Lenses for Nikon D810 or D850.