Technical Solutions | D850 TIPS

D850 Movie Specifications

Image sensor
Image sensor 35.9 × 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 46.89 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Media XQD and SD (Secure Digital) memory cards and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Metering system TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering mode Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
  • 3840 × 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
  • 1920 × 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • 1280 × 720; 60p, 50p
  • 1920×1080 (slow-mo); 30p ×4, 25p ×4, 24p ×5 Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 × 2160 (when quality is fixed at ★) and 1920 × 1080 slow-mo (when quality is fixed at “normal”)
Video sampling rate
  • Internal: 4:2:0, 8-bit
  • HDMI output: 4:2:2, 8-bit
File format MOV, MP4
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format 48 kHz, 16-bit, linear PCM, AAC
Audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
  • Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit
  • Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Other options Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
White balance
White balance Same as photo settings, Auto (3 types), natural light auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K-10,000 K), all with fine-tuning
Picture Control
Picture Control System Same as photo settings, Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2359k-dot (XGA) tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control
USB SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output Type C HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Power source
Battery One EN-EL15a rechargeable Li-ion battery; EN-EL15 can also be used, but note that less footage can be recorded on a single charge than with an EN-EL15a
Battery pack Optional MB-D18 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18b Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15a Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. An MH-26a or MH-26 battery charger and a BL-5 batterychamber cover (both available separately) are required when using EN-EL18b batteries. EN-EL18a, EN-EL18, and EN-EL15 batteries are also supported, but note that less footage can be recorded on a single charge with an EN-EL18 than with an EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a, and that less footage can be recorded on a single charge with an EN-EL15 than with an EN-EL15a.
AC adapter EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)