As I mentioned last week, our friends at Nikon USA let me borrow a new D850 for a short while. This is clearly the hot camera at the moment, as all major mail-order stores have a long waiting list with a lot of impatient customers complaining, very similar to the D800 shortage five years ago back in 2012. For those who are familiar with the D800, D810, and D500, there are few surprises. Size-wise the D850 is very similar to the D800 and D810, but its controls and the rear swivel LCD are almost identical to the D500, which has a smaller prism since it is DX. I have used the D850 a bit in the last couple of days. The AF module is the same Multi-CAM 20000 as the D5 and D500, but as reported elsewhere, AF speed, while good, is not quite at the same level as the D5. I shoot 14-bit, lossless compressed RAW, and the NEF files from the D850 are somewhere between 46 to 59 Mbytes in size. The high-ISO images tends to be larger. Here are some side-by-side images between the D850 and D800E as well as D500.