• Friday , 22 September 2017

Nikon Designed Their Own Sensor for the D850, Promises Major Performance Improvement

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The new Nikon D850 is a monster of a camera, so much so that even this Canon shooter is longingly peering over the fence a bit. In a recent interview, the company revealed a bit more information about the soon-to-be-released camera. 

In speaking to Imaging Resource, Nikon revealed that they designed the new sensor in the D850 entirely in-house, which is a marked departure, as the company has traditionally used Sony sensors in most of its cameras, including the D850’s predecessor, the D810. Nikon didn’t mention if this was in response to Sony announcing earlier this year that they would be keeping their best sensors exclusively for their own cameras, though it wouldn’t be surprising if that was the case. Furthermore, Nikon said to expect the same image quality at double the ISOs of the D810, representing an improvement of a full stop, along with equal or better dynamic range performance. If this turns out to be true, it’ll be particularly impressive considering the camera also gained 10 megapixels over the D810. Like I said, even as a Canon shooter, Nikon piqued my interest with this one.

If you’d like to learn more, you can read our full announcement here or preorder the D850 here.

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