Barney Britton

Barney Britton

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a Editor
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Nov 2, 2009
About me:

I'm in charge of the editorial content of dpreview. I joined dpreview when it was based in London in November 2009, after several years as a print journalist in the UK specialist photographic press. I moved from London to Seattle, USA, a year later and I've been here ever since.

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On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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David Bo: Hi Barney. You "forgot" one important camera. The Sony a99II. Unbelievable since it's a better and more close competition to the D850 than the a7RII.

A fair point, but I wanted a mirrorless option in the article, and I felt the A7R II was a more interesting camera to compare the D850 to, especially given the similarities between the a7R II and the a99 II. I could have added the a99 II but this piece was already getting a bit unwieldy!

How do you think the a99 II and D850 stack up?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 01:05 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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slothead: This seems contradictory to me "This doesn't happen in-camera: the D850 saves these files into a specific folder, which can then be easily navigated to if you want to create a movie manually, or accessed by third-party software if you don't. The D850 can automatically create and output 4K timelapse videos, straight from the camera." What am Ii not understanding?

8K timelapse video creation is a manual process, 4K is in-camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 23:18 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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Scottelly: So the 8K time-lapse videos feature is a lie. This camera DOESN'T make 8K videos of ANY kind, right?

Well, as I mentioned in the article, it opens up a lot of flexibility for post-capture panning/zooming, if your intended output resolution is 1080 or 4k.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 23:18 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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bm bradley: "The D810 improved on the D800-series by offering electronic first-curtain shutter (EFCS) to reduce the risk of shutter shock. But in our opinion the implementation was practically unusable for general photography, available only in Mirror Up drive mode with two shutter button presses."

boy am I stupid... I have been shooting great stuff with the d810

"They're only impossible if shooting hand-held or if shooting moving subjects."

Problem is, that covers the majority of (most) people's use-cases ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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R Vaquero: "Stick with your D750 if you don't shoot in low light".
Really? Do you have any real comparison with the D850?

I've been writing about cameras for more than ten years. This article is based on all of those years of accumulated experience, plus the experience of my similarly-tenured colleagues, after looking at specifications, data sheets and interrogating our own hands-on experience.

Call it 'speculation' if you like, but I hope we're offering a little more than that.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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DivineMadcat: Why compare to the A7RII, and not the far more comparable A99II?? The Sony A mount is still going, with a more comparable lens range, and the A99ii body and features more similar to the 850 than the 7RII... its such an odd choice..

True enough, honestly I just didn't want this article to get even longer than it already was. I opted for the more 'mainstream' model of the two.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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Imager of: Dpreview You have a typo. The d850 only suppports 4k time lapse movies in camera. Not 8k as you're saying. 8k needs to be done by 3rd party software.

Just fixed that - there was some ambiguity in Nikon's original briefing.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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mick232: In case you hoped for state-of-the-art dynamic range - you didn't get it:

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D850,Sony%20ILCE-7RM2

That's preliminary, estimated data, which does not include measurements at ISO 64.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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bm bradley: "The D810 improved on the D800-series by offering electronic first-curtain shutter (EFCS) to reduce the risk of shutter shock. But in our opinion the implementation was practically unusable for general photography, available only in Mirror Up drive mode with two shutter button presses."

boy am I stupid... I have been shooting great stuff with the d810

Good for you - but at some shutter speeds and with some lenses, sharp results are all but impossible.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:34 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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tbcass: In your recommendations you included a lot of probablys. That's a good indication that this article is a bit premature since there's much you won't know until you've tested it. You've fallen for the usual gearhead over enthusiasm about a new product.

It's more of an indication that everyone's needs vary, to be honest. Whatever camera they're using.

But sure - be like that.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 02:04 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Zoran K: What?

Stick with your D750 if:
You don't shoot in low light

Is this serious recommendation or maybe it is a typo?

This is on the D810's expected better low light image quality, better low light AF performance and illuminated controls.

So no - not a typo.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 02:03 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Michael1000: The author missed one, so I'm not sure what to do. I have a Nikon Coolpix 990. Should I upgrade?

:-)

Yes.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 02:02 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: :
There are more posts on the D850 in 5 days here, than 5 years combined worth of coverage for other cameras. One can casually be led to believe that this is the only camera released this year and only Nikon makes cameras.

Welcome to NikonDPreview.com!

You are wrong. But please - don't let me stop you from ranting about our coverage of a new camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 02:02 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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peeyaj: Anyone betting that dpreview has already an access to the D850 and is currently writing their review? They are just bounded by an NDA, so they can't spill the juiciest details yet.

We don't have a reviewable D850 yet. These articles are based on our experience with a pre-production unit, and of course the now-public specifications and data sheets.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Lets wait for the sensor tests first before making claims about DR. Put the K-1 in pixelshift mode and it's DR is unsurpassed.

We can make a very safe bet that given this is a full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor, with a true base ISO of 64, that it will offer excellent dynamic range. The K-1's various magic sensor-shift modes are great, but they are limited to static scenes.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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R Vaquero: "Stick with your D750 if you don't shoot in low light".
Really? Do you have any real comparison with the D850?

That's based on (likely) better high ISO performance from the D810 and on the basis of our experience of the D5/500, better low light autofocus sensitivity.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Michiel953: Two comments.

The photographer that depends on articles like this to make a buying choice is to be pitied.

And, this article really reads like an unwarranted rushed job.

Always a pleasure, Mike.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: Picture no 3 (clouds at night) is awesome, But I think the resolution is too high, détails at full resolution are not very sharp. 24 MP is plenty for my taste and needs.

(shot with a Nikon D810).

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I am confused...this was titled "What we hoped for – and what we got" so I thought it was already a report from a tested camera.

Instead there are further guesses on such crucial things like DR and high-ISO performance.

It might as well have been titled "What we hoped for – and what we are still hoping for"...

Are you one of those people that thinks the earth is flat?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I am confused...this was titled "What we hoped for – and what we got" so I thought it was already a report from a tested camera.

Instead there are further guesses on such crucial things like DR and high-ISO performance.

It might as well have been titled "What we hoped for – and what we are still hoping for"...

The information in this article is based on confirmed specifications, and on responses from Nikon's technical representatives.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
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