JUDGES' CITATION: The Nikon D850 brings together all the elements that make it this year’s choice for best pro DSLR. With its 45.7 megapixels BSI CMOS sensor and ‘Expeed 5’ processor, the D850 can shoot at up to 9.0 fps using the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack with the EN-EL18B battery , for a burst of 51 frames in the 14-bit NEF format. Focusing is rapid, with 99 cross-type measuring points, a dedicated AF processor and low-light sensitivity down to -4.0 EV. The construction uses rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fibre materials with sealing against dust and moisture. The battery life enables up to 1840 shots at full resolution or 70 minutes of Full HD video.

Australian Camera magazine is Australia’s only member of the Technical Image Press Association. TIPA started in Europe back in 1991, and has been gradually expanding further afield so there are now members in the USA, Canada, India, China, Brazil and, of course, Australia. Australian Camera magazine was invited to join in 2010, so this year marks our eighth attendance at the awards judging.

These judges’citations have been sub-edited to conform with our house style for elements such as measurements  and numbers. In some cases, they’ve also been slightly amended to better suit the Australian market situation or enhance readability. Sensor pixel counts are the effective number rather than that the total (which is what we usually quote in this magazine).

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