This is the BEST camera that I own during 2021. SHARP and GRATIFYING for my daily use. VERY happy to have this D850.
Pros: PERFECT ONE
Cons: NONE to tell
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Very high resolution allows aggressive cropping. Really like the photo stacking function.
Pros: Great resolution
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I bought my D850, D500 and D750 from Crutchfield. I did have an issue with my first 850 and Crutchfield refunded my credit without question. I have returned a number of items to Crutchfield and have never had an issue with the refund process. I'm confident if I have to return an item It will be a simple process so big kudos to this honest business. Well done! I purchased the d850 for the focus shift feature. Mostly referred to as photo stacking by others. I know this feature is available in the mirror less cameras and Canon's also but the legacy and 3rd party lenses that are available for the Nikon F mount made this purchase possible. Though the D750 and D500 are fantastic one can't focus stack without manually refocusing the lens and risk moving the camera. With the D850 and autofocus lens, compose your scene, set the focus shift variables and get the photos. Download the images into Lightroom and stack the images into a single highly detailed image that will look great displayed in your home. With this camera an amateur photographer, like me, can make art gallery quality photo stacked panoramic photos. Give it a try, you'll be pleased with your work.
Pros: Focuses shift Lens availability XQD memory Touchscreen 46 mb sensor
Cons: Investment - lenses are expensive so are tripods, you'll probably need both. Going to make you want to sell your other cameras because they will become ornaments in no time. Some will have to relearn what they know about photography if they really want to get into this camera and use it to fully.
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Love my new Nikon D850! Auto-focus is sharp , color images are great. My main focus is wildlife photography, particularly birds. I do think it tends to under-expose so I add +1.7.
Cons: Tends to under-expose
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The world's best DSLR - This is what I read in my research and I agree. So much POWER and quality.
Pros: Best in class in most areas
Cons: Cost - but the value is there in this unit
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Excellent camera. overall.
Pros: Superb resolution IF one is using a high quality Nikon lens.
Cons: XQD memory chips are way overpriced by their respective manufacturers. While the D850 will work just fine with just a single regular memory card. this is putting all of one's eggs in one basket because there is only one slot for regular memory cards.
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Best Camera on the Market
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The fiver matches DPReview's Gold Award for the best DSLR money can buy...and this is not even Nikon's flagship model. On my lowly Nikon 50mm f1.8 AF it proves to be the sharpest lens in my inventory, easily beats out the 105mm Micro -Nikkor VR which I rented to test because I already have a 55 Micro-Nikkor and the legendary 105mm f2.8 Manual lens, not sure I need another macro or a duplicate portrait lens. I do a lot of copy-work and corner-corner sharpness is a requirement. I find the 50mm and the 85mm to be perfect for this camera. The 105mm rental was disappointing at the corners. Glad I di'nt buy it.
Cons: A bit heavy
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This is quite the upgrade from my D90! Paired with a 50mm f/1.4 produces amazing full frame results that you can't duplicate with Nikon's DX format cameras. I really appreciate the attention to detail. Nikon has provided simple, dedicated access the commonly changed functions such as AF , WB, mode, and ISO. Highly recommended.
Pros: Amazing flexibility and low light handling
Cons: Takes a while to really understand all of the options available to you
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Bar none, this is the best dslr available today, unless you want to spring for a D5. Nikon is really on a roll the last several years.
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Holy 45 megapixel camera Batman! Nice camera. The images are richer and blow up sharper than my other Nikons. I have had issues with the auto focus locking onto moving targets. It is slow to focus. I have also had issues with the white balance and the exposure metering. I have had similar issues with other Nikon cameras. I have also noticed the dials are looser on this camera and spin more easily. Hope it holds up to wear and tear.
Pros: 45 megs
Cons: Issues with slow a.f ., white balance, and metering.
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Awesome camera! Took it out and started shooting photos the day I received it.
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What an awesome beast of a camera! I've barely scratched the surface of all the options and bells and whistles this thing offers. And with every new thing I discover, it's yet another "WOW!" moment. Been a long, long time since I've bought a new camera body, but although expensive, it is definitely worth the money. Only downside is that now I will no longer be able to blame poor shots on the camera I am using. :( Oh yeah, all my old Nikkor AF lenses still work on this camera body, but dang those spiffy new VR lenses sure do look nice. I can't see much sense in them for anything but the longer lenses, however, where the shake from my aging hands and arms is going to be needing some technological help keeping the image stable. Anyway, all in all, this Nikon D850 is definitely a keeper.
Pros: Does everything but wash dishes after dinner.
Cons: Cost is always a concern. But I don't expect to see this guy on sale any time soon. Maybe not ever. It's probably going to be in demand outstripping supply for a long time.
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Pictures are sharp and color is very good, LCD display color is so good, exposures are better than D810. It is a lot of improvements from D810. I have D800E and D810. I really like to compare with Sony alpha 9, the report said Sony is the best camera so far. But I am a Nikon guy. I hope one day Nikon will intoduce video viewfinder like Sony so we can have correct exposures from what we see on the viewfinder is what we get.
Pros: The best Nikon I have ever had
Cons: Heavy but price is right
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Upgrading from the D750 this camera continues to amaze me. The AF system and sensor are made of magic and part unicorn dust (the exact ratio is Nikon's trade secret). I picked up the camera on my way down to Patagonia for a trekking holiday and it has taken all the abuse of being rained on and hussled in and out of a backpack multiple times a day like a champ. If you are worried about no flash, don't, the camera is better without it and you will be a better photographer for it. Truth is if you need a flash for your work flow, you should be using an external flash and not a pop up flash.
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As the next step up in the 800 series body, Nikon has hit a home run! The first body to get perfect ratings from several photography sites, this really exceeds most Pro/am photographers expectations. There is no reason to make the jump to the D5 for twice the price of this perfect (camera) body. Make sure you check out which lenses do and more importantly, do not work here. In many cases, a good reason to update or add to your lens collection.
Pros: Nikon branded quallity I pursuit of pure perfection. Perfect match to the Nikon lens line!
Cons: None,..maybe a little heavy...
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Love it! I have been buying Nikon cameras for 40 years and this is the best Nikon camera I have ever owned. It has spectacular performance, outstanding shadow detail, great color accuracy, fast auto focus, fast shutter speed and easier to hold with the deeper grip. Once you hold and shoot with this camera you won't want to part with it. This is my second camera purchase from Crutchfield and I highly recommend them. There customer service is outstanding.
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Wonderful ergonomics, Vast array of detailed settings, Images are stunning. Only caveat, even with the most skilled hands your pictures will display blur from hand held shots to various degrees. You must have Good Glass with Image Stabilization to really acquire clear images. It's not the camera's fault, it's just human error. Your flaws as a photographer will be magnified in your photos due to the Hugh sensor size and its ability to capture detail. Professional photographers with highly skilled hands will probably benefit the most from this beast. If you're truly patient and willing to invest the time, this camera will only make you a better photographer. If you're just looking for a FF point and shoot buy a body with a smaller sensor. It will save you hours of frustration. I love this camera buts it's not for everyone!
Pros: Wonderful ergonomics, Vast array of detailed settings, Images are stunning. DoF is phenomenal.
Cons: Will require Good Glass with Image Stabilization which will cost $$$$ if just starting out, Features are endless and will take hours of research for novice photographers to master settings.
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I'm strictly an amateur photographer, and I've been with Nikon since my very first digital CoolPix in 1998. This D850 is my 5th DSLR from Nikon, and I've invested in some good lenses.
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