Best DSLR Nikon D850 still at its lowest-ever price today, before Prime Day 2024

Nikon D850 on a blue background
(Image credit: Nikon)

Although it's almost 7 years old, we still rate the Nikon D850 as one of the best wildlife cameras and best astrophotography cameras, and we think it's the best DSLR ever made. 

With Prime Day fast approaching on July 16/17, and the July 4 deals now over, the Nikon D850 is currently at its lowest-ever price of $2,196.95 — that's a 27% / $800 saving!

We first saw this incredible deal on the fourth of July sales and it's fluctuated between the $2,500 / $2,800 mark for the majority of this year so far, but there's still a chance it could drop further during the Prime Day camera deals.

In this Adorama deal, alongside the Nikon D850 you get a 64GB Sandisk card, carry case, 2 batteries, a card reader and memory card wallet, screen protector, lens cleaning kit and either a Mac or PC software package (make sure you purchase the correct one). There's also another deal that includes an external flash for an additional $100. 

In our Nikon D850 review, we praised its phenomenal 45.7MP image quality, silent shooting (impressive for a DSLR, and great for wildlife photography), accurate stills autofocus and we thought it had a great battery life for long nights of shooting astrophotography out in the cold. It's certainly a camera that's stood the test of time and is an advanced tool for advanced users. 

Nikon D850:was $2996.95now $2196.95 at Adorama

Nikon D850: was $2996.95, now $2196.95 at Adorama

Save $800 on a camera we have named the Best DSLR ever made, and it's at its lowest ever price across many retailers, but this Nikon D850 deal at Adorama includes a 64GB card, carry case, card reader and card wallet, 2 batteries, plus a cleaning kit and software package.

Reviewer holding the Nikon D850 with a telephoto lens attached infront of green foliage

The Nikon D850 being tested for its wildlife photography abilities during our full review. (Image credit: James Artaius)

Looking around, it's the same price at most of our trusted retailers (Amazon, B&HPhoto, Best Buy, to name a few), however, this Nikon D850 deal at Adorama has some extra accessories included for the same price, making this deal just that bit sweeter than the others. We have managed to find it for $2104.95 at Walmart, although that's only for the camera body and you're buying it from a third-party seller, so exercise some caution if you want to go down that route. (That said, they do seem to have positive reviews).

Key features: 45.7 Megapixel full-frame DSLR camera with Nikon F (FX) mount, 4K 30p video capabilities, 7 FPS burst speed (9 FPS with battery pack), fully weather sealed but no image stabilization, features an optical viewfinder and 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen with 2.36M dots, ISO range 64-25,600 (expandable to 32-102,400).

Product launched: August 2017

Price history: Priced at $3,296.95 on release, it's fluctuated between $2,500 / $2,800 for the past couple of years — $2,196.95 is the lowest we've seen it.

Reviews consensus: If you need both speed and resolution in a DSLR, the D850 is an absolute monster. Its 45.7MP stills are rich and detailed, giving you phenomenal image quality. 

Featured in guides: Best astrophotography cameras, Best cameras for wildlife photography

Buy it if: You favor the DSLR style of camera and are already invested in the Nikon full frame system with a good arsenal of lenses, or you're a professional wanting the best DSLR on the market.

Don't buy it if: You want a newer mirrorless camera with the latest tech with more frequent upgrades and software updates. 

Kimberley Lane
E-commerce writer

Kimberley Lane, E-commerce writer for Live Science, has tested hundreds of optics equipment reviewing cameras, lenses and tripods, and getting hands-on observations with binoculars and more. Also a landscape & seascape photographer living in South England she originally used photography as a way to cope with health issues, aiming to portray a feeling of calm and peace through her images. Her work has also been featured in a number of national photography magazines and regularly contributes to our sister site