• 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D4
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
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Predecessor: Nikon D3S
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General
Model Number: D4 HX30V
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $5999.95 $419.99
Street Price: $6,247.98 $477.39
Date Available: 2012-02-15 2012-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 47.5 oz (1,347 g)
includes batteries
8.8 oz (250 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.
(160 x 157 x 91 mm)
4.2 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
(107 x 62 x 35 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 18.2
Sensor Format: 35mm 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 860.4mm2 (36.00mm x 23.90mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 7.31 microns 1.26 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 89  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.1  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,965  
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, Other),
3072 x 2040 (6.3 MP, Other),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
3200 x 2128 (6.8 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1592 (3.8 MP, Other),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
4096 x 3280 (13.4 MP, 5:4),
3072 x 2456 (7.5 MP, 5:4),
2048 x 1640 (3.4 MP, 5:4)
4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3),
4896 x 2752 (13.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
10480 x 4096 (42.9 MP, Other),
7512 x 1080 (8.1 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG, NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; RAW+JPEG; TIFF (RGB) JPEG, MPF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 11.1 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p)
640x424 (30p/25p)
1920x1080 (60p(PS))
1920x1080 (60i(FX))
1920x1080 (60i(FH))
1440x1080 (60i(HQ))
1440x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM) AVCHD Ver 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F n/a
Lens: n/a Sony Lens G; 12 elements in 9 groups, 4 aspheric elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   25 - 500mm
Focal Length (actual):   4.5 - 89mm
Zoom Ratio:   20.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:   Up to 2x Clear Image, up to 4x Precision, up to 306x Smart Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 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) Contrast Detection AF: Multi-point, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot, Manual, Semi Manual; Tracking, Face Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.70x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 46.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800  
Minimum ISO (native): 100  
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 12,800, plus down to 50 in Lo-1, up to 204,800 in Hi-4 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes 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 Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, White Balance Shift
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/1600 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV 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 Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: None Background Defocus, Scene (High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode), Picture Effect (HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, Illustration), 3D (3D Still Image, 3D Sweep Panorama, Sweep Multi Angle), Panorama (Intelligent Sweep Panorama)
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
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 Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction: On/Off/Auto
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a ISO Auto: Approx. 0.4 - 7.1m (W) / Approx. 1.7 - 3.9m (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250  
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: ISO 518 hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / XQD MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory: UDMA7 compliant  
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; RAW+JPEG; TIFF (RGB)  
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM) AVCHD Ver 2.0 or MP4; with stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included 105.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes No
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, wireless  
Connections (extended): 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 Micro USB, Micro HDMI (Type D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.41 1.04
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.39  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.39  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 11.1 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 10
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 62  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds 0.11 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.16 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.50 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.197 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.043 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.043 seconds 0.015 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full Autofocus lag, 51-point Auto Area = 0.254s Live View: Full Autofocus lag = 1.497s Prefocused lag: 0.197s  
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds 1.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 7.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 2600 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL18 (10.8v 2000mAh) Proprietary NP-BG1/NP-FG1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL18 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
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. Optical Image Stabilization, Full HD 1080p Movies, Dual Record captures 13MP stills during movies, 9 Picture Effect options, Built-in GPS, Built-in Wi-Fi. Available in black.