Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon got the chance to shoot with a pre-production D850 for a few days. She used a few fashion shoots to break in the D850 and shared some of those images with us here, explaining her experience "shooting in beast mode," as she called it in a recent live stream with B&H.
Unsurprisingly, Dixon was particularly impressed by the camera's ability to shoot at a high frame rate (7 fps without the grip, but up to 9 fps with), but still with a full 46-megapixel raw file, meaning she didn't have to compromise on the shoot. Even the autofocus, which she says has been good, but still occasionally off in the past, was spot-on for every shot. It was noticably faster and more accurate than ever before. The camera easily kept up with her throughout her shooting experience.
Dixon also appreciated some of the smaller features of the D850, like the ability to shoot with various crops, from a traditional 3:2 to a 1:1 square crop. This made it easy for her to shoot with social media applications in mind while on set. Even though she only had two days with the camera, Dixon said it was "a dream camera for me with everything I'd put on my wishlist."
Below, check out some exclusive additional shots from Dixon's experience with the D850. Also, for the first time, you can check out full-resolution TIFF files as well. The vertical portrait is a full-resolution, edited TIFF (1/250s, f/4, ISO 160, strobed), while the second is a TIFF converted from raw with no changes (1/250s, f/5, ISO 100, strobed). Pixel-peep all you want!