No more rumors the news is finally out…the “coming soon” news that is! On July 25th Nikon announced the the D850 which is touted to be the next generation of the D810.
Press Release excerpt:
MELVILLE, NY – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of the next generation full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed digital SLR cameras with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Nikon D850. This announcement coincides with Nikon’s 100th anniversary of its establishment, which is celebrated today.
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.
The D850 is the successor to the D810, which has been highly praised by its users for offering extremely sharp and clear rendering, with rich tone characteristics. This powerful new FX-format digital SLR camera is engineered with a range of new technologies, features and performance enhancements that are a direct result of feedback from users, who demand the very best from their camera equipment. 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.
To learn more about the Nikon D850, please visit nikonusa.com. Information regarding the release of this product will be announced at a later date.
As part of their coming soon announcement Nikon released a video shot entirely on the D850 – while interesting, it left me wanting more…mission accomplished!
Doing a quick YouTube search you find a number of popular vloggers that make their speculations and predictions – common threads in each:
Improved high ISO performance (allowing you to take decent shots of things you can barely see).
3′ Tilt touch screen
Available end of September, early October – just in time for Christmas!
Priced ~ $3,500 give or take a couple of hundred either side.
The question we’re all asking is…is this merely just a full frame version of the D500 or is there other technology baked into this camera that would make it a game changer as many suspect there is? Leave your thoughts below as discussion is healthy and at the end of the day – anticipation is growing and if nothing else Nikon – with their “coming soon” release and is leaving with…wanting more!
We’re pulling for you Nikon as your 100 year anniversary calls for a celebration with what we hope is a game changer release!