Does the Nikon D850 actually have autofocus with the Nikon D5? Does it make sense to pay for a reporter model? How does the Nikon D850 deal with motion photography?
Let's be honest – the Nikon D850 beats the popularity records, sells in no time and is probably on the lips of all photographers. But is it really that great? Does it actually have Nikon D5 AF system? The case was decided to investigate the photographer Matt Granger, who tested both cameras under the same conditions. Matt photographed the same model moving in virtually identical way. The camera's AF mode was multi-point with tracking. The photographer even recorded what he saw in the viewfinder so that he knew how the cameras were tracking the object. See for yourself what it looked like: It turns out that despite identical conditions and theoretically same AF system, Nikon D5 does much better . In case of reporter flagged most frames are hit, there is no trace problem. The D850 is more often misspelled, and sometimes misses tracking, especially in unfavorable lighting. Surprised? I admit sincerely that yes . If I had bought the D850 I would be cheated – after all, on paper everything is identical in terms of AF layout! However, it does not change the fact that you could have expected – the difference in price between cameras is significant, so naturally there will be many differences between them. In general, as you can see the opinions of users, the AF system is in the D850 actually different. It is based on D5 only , but there are a lot of differences – just the fact that the sensors are just physically bigger and less precise. Tracking mode in D5 is also programmed differently. It does not change the fact that the D850 is a great piece of equipment – but it is not designed for sports photography. Source: petapixel.com