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Nikon says full-frame D850 will ‘exceed expectations’

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Few details, but Nikon says its latest DSLR will be ‘formidable’

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Nikon has announced its latest mid-range DSLR camera will be the D850. The full-frame D850 will be the successor to the D810, and Nikon says the new FX-format DSLR is “engineered with a range of new technologies.” The company has not provided any specs or details, but says information will be released at a later date. The announcement also comes on the 100th anniversary of the company’s inception.

“The D850 will be a formidable tool for creators who will not compromise on exceptional image quality and versatility, including aspiring and professional photographers, as well as hobbyists, who shoot landscapes, commercial sports, fashion and weddings, and multimedia content creators,” Nikon said in a statement. It should be noted that the D810 cost $3,299.95 (body-only) at launch, so the D850 won’t likely be an option for the casual “hobbyist.”

The D810 was released in 2014, so it’s well overdue for an upgrade. Nikon says the new camera will have high resolution, and high-speed capabilities, but did not elaborate further. Nikon says the D850’s features and performance enhancements are a result of feedback from users, and will “exceed expectations.”