Nikon D4

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Nikon D4
« on: 6 Jan 2012, 04:46 am »
Soak that in for a second... Nikon....D....4.... It's finally here and no you can't afford it.



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More than two years after the D3S began shipping and roughly a half-decade after we first got a peek at the D3, Nikon has finally announced the full-frame DSLR's long-awaited successor. As expected, the Nikon D4 boosts both megapixel rating (to 16.2) and extended ISO (204,800 at Hi-4), and includes a brand new full-frame FX-format sensor. Video capture also jumped from 720/24p to 1080/30p, but so did the camera's somewhat-out-of-reach price tag -- you'll be dropping $5,999.95 when the D4 hits stores in late February. You're clearly not spending all that hard-earned photo dough for nothing, though. There's also a 91k-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Meter III, compared to a 1,005-pixel meter in the D3S, enabling the camera to evaluate the color and brightness of a scene with much greater precision, yielding much more accurate results. And since the D4 reportedly offers phenomenal low-light performance, you'll probably be using it quite often in the dark -- letting you get good use out of the new back-lit controls.

Photographers can preview images using the 921k-dot 3.2-inch LCD, which offers a 170-degree viewing angle and ambient light sensor. HD video can be previewed on the display as well, or directly through the HDMI port, which also supports uncompressed 8-bit preview video output with optional overlay. Naturally, the D4 is fast. It can power on and be ready to shoot in approximately 0.012 seconds, and can capture 10 fps stills at full resolution with full auto focus and exposure. Willing to lock both AF and AE? The D4 goes to 11. A new 51-point AF system offers full cross-type focusing that's compatible with all Nikon lenses, even when paired with a teleconverter. The D4 includes two card slots with support for both UDMA-7 CF and the recently-announced XQD format, which brings write speeds of up to 125 MB/s -- enough to capture 105 consecutive RAW images at 10 fps. You'll find full details and specs on the D4 just past the break, along with an overview of Nikon's new AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G FX-format lens, which is set to ship in March for $499.95.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/05/nikon-d4-dslr-camera/

wow!

Early B.

Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #1 on: 6 Jan 2012, 04:53 am »
The D4 will fly off the shelf. I think many D3 and D700 owners will eventually want to upgrade, primarily due to the improved meter. It's gonna be a game changer.   

Pez

Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #2 on: 6 Jan 2012, 05:04 am »
It is one helluva camera on paper and knowing Nikon I'm sure it's performance is unrivaled in its class.

Jon L

Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #3 on: 6 Jan 2012, 05:43 am »
Here's hoping Nikon also announces D800 soon, which I'm sure Canon is waiting for before they announce 5D Mk3  :thumb:

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Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #4 on: 6 Jan 2012, 05:49 am »
 :thumb: Nikon's new AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G FX-format lens, which is set to ship in March for $499.95.
SWEEEEEET!
D3s shooter here!  Till now it was the finest camera on the planet!
Till now! SWEEEET!
My kit has been 18mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4, 135mm f2.  Insert AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G FX-
SWEEEET!
 

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Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #5 on: 6 Jan 2012, 06:46 am »
I'm tired of lugging big heavy cameras around, so I bought a V1 to complement my NEX-5.  Despite all the criticism, I'm pretty impressed with V1.  I'm still going to a keep a DSLR on hand, but the light weight mirror less cameras are pure joy, and for most things, much preferred.

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Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #6 on: 6 Jan 2012, 10:23 am »
I'm tired of lugging big heavy cameras around, so I bought a V1 to complement my NEX-5.  Despite all the criticism, I'm pretty impressed with V1.  I'm still going to a keep a DSLR on hand, but the light weight mirror less cameras are pure joy, and for most things, much preferred.

How do you like the V1?  I just bought the NEX-5N and really enjoy it.  Can you compare the two?

And yes, the D4 is a beast  :drool:

Early B.

Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #7 on: 6 Jan 2012, 04:19 pm »
Read about Joe McNally's initial impressions of the D4:  http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/2012/01/06/shooting-the-d4/

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Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #8 on: 6 Jan 2012, 09:17 pm »
I'm tired of lugging big heavy cameras around, so I bought a V1 to complement my NEX-5.

I assume it's a Nikon 1 V1.

JohnR

Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #9 on: 7 Jan 2012, 10:13 am »
Hoping this means a D800 before I grow old and die...

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Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #10 on: 7 Jan 2012, 11:27 pm »

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Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #11 on: 8 Jan 2012, 01:23 am »

Pez

Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #12 on: 8 Jan 2012, 01:45 am »
I know MP count doesn't mean a camera is better but I still find it counter intuitive that the D4 would have a mere 16.2 vs the d800s 36... Obviously that D4 sensor is capable of performing miracles when it comes to sensitivity. I still can't figure out why they would do 36 on the D800.

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Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #13 on: 8 Jan 2012, 06:16 am »
I know MP count doesn't mean a camera is better but I still find it counter intuitive that the D4 would have a mere 16.2 vs the d800s 36... Obviously that D4 sensor is capable of performing miracles when it comes to sensitivity. I still can't figure out why they would do 36 on the D800.

My guess would be that the sensor is larger.

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Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #14 on: 8 Jan 2012, 09:55 am »
Any one Have guess on the price of d800lwoulf love to take s step up from my d90

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Re: Nikon D4
« Reply #15 on: 8 Jan 2012, 10:13 am »
Rumoured to be 4k..