Ten things we’re hoping for from the Nikon D850
Nikon has announced the development of a the D850 – the long-awaited successor to the D810. As we’ve come to expect from such announcements in the past, Nikon is being vague on exact details, but promises that the D850 will be ‘a formidable tool for creators who will not compromise on exceptional image quality and versatility.’
We don’t have detailed specs yet, so until more details emerge, we’ve made a wish list. Click through for ten features that we’re hoping to see either added or improved in the forthcoming D850. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.
More pixels (but not too many more)
A well-processed Raw file from the D810’s 36MP sensor contains a lot of detail, but we’d expect the D850 to offer at least a modest increase in pixel count.
The D810’s resolution of 36MP is more than enough for most applications, but we’d be surprised if the D850 doesn’t come with a higher megapixel sensor. In general, more pixels means better images, but we hope that the increase in resolution is reasonably modest. After all, 36MP is fine, and more pixels = bigger file sizes, and more work for the camera’s processor.
The same or better low ISO DR
This shot from the D810 was exposed for the highlights at ISO 64 and pushed by 4EV, post-capture.
One of our favorite things about the D810 is its incredible dynamic range at its true ‘base’ ISO of 64. If you’re a regular lurker in DPR comments threads you’ll know that whether or not you need more DR is still (for some reason) a topic of hot debate. We’ll save you a lot → continue…