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Symbols and Conventions

To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:

D This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before use to prevent damage to the camera.
A This icon marks notes; information that should be read before using the camera.
0 This icon marks references to other sections in this manual.
This icon marks links to web pages where you can view Digitutor video tutorials on related topics.

Menu items, options, and messages displayed in the camera monitor are shown in bold.

Throughout this manual, smartphones and tablets are referred to as “smart devices”.

Camera Settings

The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.

Table of Contents


First Steps


Live View Photography


Image Recording Options


Release Mode

ISO Sensitivity


White Balance

Image Enhancement

Using Shoe-Mounted Flash Units

Optional Flash Units

Other Shooting Options

More About Playback

Menu Guide

Technical Notes


Watch and learn! Digitutor

An easy-to-understand resource featuring video tutorials, sample images, and other materials introducing how to configure and use the D850 for taking beautiful pictures.