Nikon D850 Real World Review: Better than Canon 5D Mark IV, Nikon D5, Sony A7R II?
Nikon D850 Real World Review: Better than Canon 5D Mark IV, Nikon D5, Sony A7RII? Could it be the BEST Portrait Photography Camera on the market right now?
Download the sample RAW files right here. Keep in mind you will need the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CC to open the RAW files as Lightroom does not support the D850 just yet.
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The Nikon D850 is one of the most well rounded DSLR Cameras Nikon has ever made. It has me questioning wether or not the Nikon D5 is even needed at this point. Of course the D5 has it’s place but with what the D850 offers, it will be hard for many photographers to justify the extra expense over the D850.
Not only does this camera do extremely well with portraits, it’s amazing for landscapes, nature, sports and more. Yes, this is even a great camera for sports because it shoots right out of the box at 7 frames per second and with the added grip and Nikon D5 battery it will boost you to 9 frames per second.
Beyond all the functions it serves for stills, it will allow you to shoot 4K UHD full frame video. This means all your wide angle lenses are exactly as they should be, wide. The only drawback to video with Nikon is the continuous auto-focus is not very good and pretty much useless.
One thing you will need to keep in mind is if you’re shooting 14 bit uncompressed RAW, each NEF file will be close to 100 megs in size. Yes you have the option to shoot RAW Medium or compressed files but I personally rather shoot the best file possible in almost any situation. Now I can see why someone shooting weddings would choose to shoot the party photos in RAW medium to save on some space.
The question I posed in the title is a legitimate one. Is the D850 better than the 5D Mark IV, Nikon D5 and the Sony A7R II? I think in many cases yes. I am going to make a comparison video putting them all head to head to help you determine based on specs which might be the best one for you.
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