Nikon D4 Review

 
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General
Model Number: D4
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $5999.95
Street Price: $5663.96
Date Available: 2012-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 47.5 oz (1,347 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.
(160 x 157 x 91 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 16.6
Effective Megapixels: 16.2
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.70"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3280 (16.2 MP, 3:2),
3696 x 2456 (9.1 MP, 3:2),
2464 x 1640 (4.0 MP, 3:2),
4096 x 2720 (11.1 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2040 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
3200 x 2128 (6.8 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1592 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
4096 x 3280 (13.4 MP, Other),
3072 x 2456 (7.5 MP, 5:4),
2048 x 1640 (3.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; TIFF (RGB)
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x424
Movie Frame Rate: 30p/25p/24p, 60p/50p/30p/25p, 30p/25p
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors with f/8 supported by 11 sensors)
Face Detection: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.2
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 46.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 12,800, plus down to 50 in Lo-1, up to 204,800 in Hi-4
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2500 K-10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 91K-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III, Center-weighted (75% given to 8, 12, 15 or 20mm circle), Spot (4mm) centered on selected focus area
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: None
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds
Time Lapse: Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exp Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: ISO 518 hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / XQD
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, wireless
Other Connection: Type-C mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal, Audio input (stereo 3.5mm jack with power), Audio output (stereo 3.5mm jack), Peripheral connector for WT-5
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL18 (10.8v 2000mAh)
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL18 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 2,600
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, Expeed 3 processor, Upgraded 51-point AF module, 91K-pixel RGB exposure sensor, Bursts up to 10 fps with AE/AF, 11 fps with AF/AE locked, Full HD video capture, Dual Compact Flash and XQD card slots, Ethernet port, Illuminated controls, External headphone and mic jacks.

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