Best Price for Nikon D4

  • Resolution: 16.2
  • LCD Size: 3.2"
  • Shutter: 30 ~ 1/8000 sec.
Nikon D4

Review

When Nikon decided to up the bar for professional grade DSLRs they did so in a big way with the D4. Beginning with a stunning 10 fps continuous shooting mode, Nikon also added improved video performance so that it could market the camera as a multi-media DSLR. The D4 is also the first camera to support the XQD memory card.

In terms of overall performance one might shrug at the fact that this camera only offers 16.2 MP resolution. However, higher resolutions are not necessarily the Holy Grail for professional photographers who need speed. Nikon trades a little resolution for a more impressive speed which, in the end, actually gives much better pictures during continuous shooting. For the photographer who spends a lot of time on sports or live entertainment, there just is no comparison.

For me, the biggest downside to this camera is the vertical grip profile. I've never been a big fan of vertical grip to begin with, but the weight and profile of the D4 just feels uncomfortable for the most part. It also feels sort of awkward when switching lenses, due to the fact that I'm used to gripping with the left hand and changing the lens with the right. But for the performance this camera provides, the grip issues are not enough to steer me away.

Advantages: amazing speed; negligible shutter lag; very good video; excellent still shot quality; lighted controls for ease of use in dark settings; additional connectivity; XQD memory card support.

Disadvantages: vertical grip uncomfortable; JPEGs loose quality at higher ISOs; slow autofocus for a pro grade camera; odd placement of some controls.

Release Date: January 6, 2012

Ratings:

  1. Megapixel Count: 4/5
  2. Lens: 4.5/5
  3. Shutter Lag & Sensor Size: 5/5
  4. Flash: 4.5/5
  5. Memory Card: 5/5

Overall Rating: 4.6/5

Advantages: very good picture quality for its class; great price; 16 mp resolution; 5x zoom; worry-free automation.

Disadvantages: plastic case feels cheap; connectivity limited to USB; unnecessarily slow speed; noticeable shutter lag.

Release Date: February 1, 2012

Ratings:

  1. Megapixel Count: 4.5/5
  2. Lens: 4/5
  3. Shutter Lag & Sensor Size: 4.5/5
  4. Flash: 4.5/5
  5. Memory Card: 5/5

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Basic Specifications:

  • Kit Lens: Nikon F mount
  • View Finder: Optical (pentaprism); 100% range
  • LCD Size: 3.2"
  • ISO: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (204800 with boost)
  • Shutter: 30 ~ 1/8000 sec.
  • Max Aperture: F2.8-F5.6 (Nikkor AF-S lens)
  • Dimensions: 160 x 157 x 91 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.58")
  • Weight: 1340 g (2.95 lb / 47.27 oz)
  • MSRP: USD $5,999.99
  • Availability: worldwide

Detailed Specifications:

  • General Information: Additional features include orientation sensor, time-lapse recording, and optional GPS with notes; simultaneous still shot and video recording; advanced scene recognition; WiFi ready
  • Image Sensor: CMOS 16.2 mp
  • Image Capture: JPEG, RAW, TIFF formats; 24 res. options
  • Video Capture: MOV format; 9 res. options
  • Optics: Nikon F mount interchangeable with Nikkor and generic lens; focal length varies with lens
  • Auto Focus: yes; with TTL contrast and phase detection, 51 focus points
  • Display: 3.2" TFT LCD
  • Exposure and Flash: ±5 EV range (in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps); built in flash with red-eye reduction, slow sync, front and rear curtain sync
  • Image Storage: CompactFlash, XQD memory card
  • Connectivity: USB, HDMI output, headphones, microphone, remote control, ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Power: Nikon EN-EL18 Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Software: Nikon ViewNX 2, drivers & utilities

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