Camera News
by Brad Soo on January 5 2012

Nikon D4 SLR

Nikon finally unveiled their new flagship ‘multimedia’ SLR today, the much anticipated Nikon D4 SLR. The camera is Nikon’s ultimate professional camera for the time being and features very capable still image shooting as well as video recording capabilities.

  • 16 megapixel FX-format full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Nikon F-mount; no crop factor with FX lenses
    Camera auto crops images to 6 megapixels with DX lenses
  • Rugged construction that is dust and moisture sealed; shutter life rated at 400,000 actuations
    Backlit buttons
  • 3.2 inch LCD (921,000 pixels)
    Optical viewfinder with 100% coverage, 0.7X magnification
  • Full manual controls with RAW support and flash hotshoe
    Default ISO range 100 to 12800, expandable to ISO 204,000 (!)
  • 51 point autofocus with 15 cross-type focus points
    Focusing supports face detection, even with live view off
    New 91,000 pixel 3D color matrix metering
  • 10 FPS continuous shooting with autofocus tracking; 11 FPS speed with fixed focus
  • 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080) movie mode
    Manual controls available as well as fixed 1.5X or 2.7X cropping zoom
    Raw uncompressed video output supported via HDMI connection
  • Ports for external microphone, headphones, HDMI and Ethernet
  • Dual Compact Flash memory card slots (supports new XQD high-speed cards)
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in February for $6000 (body only)

Nikon has also announced a new FX-format lens; the AF-S 85 mm f1.8 with Silent Wave Motor. It will be available in February for $500.

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