Nikon has decided to offer an all-in-one kit for filmmakers. The kit includes the camera (D850), lenses, batteries, mic and recorder. The price of the bundle is $5,497 instead of $6285 when buying the parts separately, which means you’d be saving around $800.
What’s in the box? (Basically you get all you need, plus more to start shooting)
- Camera: Nikon D850 DSLR Camera
- Recorder: Atomos Ninja Flame 7″ 4K HDMI Recording Monitor
- Lenses: Nikon lenses: AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED , AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED, AF-S 85mm f/1.8G Lens
- Battery: Nikon EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
- Mic: Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone and Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set
For more info and video demonstration, check out the product page.
So what’s the deal here?
It might be that Nikon has woken up, wanting to offer something to filmmakers as well. There definitely is a logical timing going on, as Canon is facing some kind of derangement regarding its video related camera line (cannibalization of DSLR by switching to mirrorless). This allows for Nikon to use the business opportunity and offer some added value package to the market.
Basically, the kit is a good deal because it grants you around 12% discount.
You get a decent DSLR camera (maybe one of the best DSLR’s out there) that can shoot full frame 4K, plus the Atomos recorder. Furthermore, you also get a set of fast primes, and a basic audio kit.
This “filmmaker’s kit” could probably be a very good idea for starters. Especially for photographers, who also need to shoot video, and for those, who are newly into filmmaking and have the desire to own some solid equipment during their first days in the field.
This kit will not be much of a benefit for neither senior filmmakers nor professionals. But for beginners, it’s definitely worth a shot.
The Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit is available for orders on B&H at a suggested retail price of $5,499.95.
Tell us about your thoughts regarding this deal. Do you think this move is like a step forward for Nikon, diving into the filmmaking market?