The Nikon D850 has been one of the most popular cameras that launched last year. It came with some useful features for which Nikon users had been waiting a long time, but the biggest surprise was its sensor.
The Nikon D850 is currently one of the most versatile cameras with its high megapixel count, frame rate, and ISO performance. That’s why it is commonly preferred by wedding, landscape, and advertising photographers, as well as enthusiasts. Besides having improvements on the hardware over the previous generation Nikon D810, the Nikon D850 has this versatility because of the new BSI (back-side illuminated) sensor that is used in this model. With this type of sensor and the lack of optical low-pass filter, the D850 produces better image quality with better dynamic range.
In this five-minute video, photographer Tom Mackie tests the D850’s sensor by using it under a massively contrasting location. He shoots a seascape under a cave, where he can capture dark and light areas to see how far he can push up the limits to recover both highlights and shadow details. Mackie uses a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens and a Lee Big Stopper neutral density filter for the one-minute exposure for his test. The final images that show the results that are processed in Lightroom.
What do you think about the D850’s sensor capabilities? Would you prefer shooting multiple exposures instead of relying dynamic range? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.