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Nikon D850, a thoroughly modern dSLR

The D850's body remains relatively unchanged from the D810 but there are some notable enhancements.

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Focus shift

Nikon's new Focus Shift capability is very similar to Olympus' Focus Stacking, though it doesn't combine the shots in-camera. You choose an increment or the number of shots, and it automatically focuses at varying distances. It saves the series of shots for postprocessing on a computer.

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Wireless

While the connections are all the same as on the D810, the D850 incorporates Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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New LCD

One of the nice enhancements is the tilting touchscreen.

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No flash

Nikon punted the on-camera flash in order to improve dust and weather resistance.

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Cards

The D850 graduates to XQD and SD cards from CompactFlash and SD.

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Interval shooting

It's not new to Nikon, but it is new to this line.

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Grip

Nikon says it's made the grip deeper, but I didn't notice much of a difference.

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Yup, the same from this angle

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Nothing's changed here, either

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Another shot in the hand

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