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Camera has nice features and HD video recording

Nikon fans have a new D-SLR to ogle courtesy of the new D4 that is aimed at the pro and high-end photographer. The camera has technology based on that of previous Nikon flagship D-SLR cameras.
 
The D4 has a resolution of 16.2-megapixels and can record full HD video. Nikon uses a 51-point autofocus system that has been tweaked to provide maximum speed. The camera is also capable of shooting at 10fps. The sensor inside the camera is a FX-format CMOS sensor and it is coupled with the EXPEED 23 image processing engine.
 
Nikon tweaked other areas of the camera for perfect low light shooting with a new 91,000-pixel 3D color matrix meter and a wide ISO range that runs from 100 to 204,800 for low light shooting. The native ISO range, however, is 100 to 12,800. For shooting photos on the fly, the camera was tweaked to be ready to use in 0.012 seconds. Face detection for up to 16 faces is supported on the LCD and through the viewfinder.
 
The photo and video files are stored to UDMA-7 CompactFlash cards and the camera can use the new XQD memory cards. The camera shoots two types of RAW files with normal NEF files and compressed RAW files.
 
HD video is recorded in 1080p with 30/24fps settings. If the resolution is dropped to 720p, the camera is good for 60fps.
 
One interesting feature for photographers with an external monitor nearby is that the live view image can be sent to the display live via the HDMI out port on the camera.
 
The camera will launch in late February 2012 and will sell for $5,999.95. 

Source: Nikon



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Nikon stuck on 16Mpixels
By aguilpa1 on 1/6/2012 1:55:01 PM , Rating: 2
Hmmm, I would have thought they would have bumped it up to at least 18Mp or more, perhaps 21 or 24. I would infer Nikon is having issue sustaining high bandwidth transfer rates above 16Mp at 10fps, unless they implemented different MP capture modes at different speeds something I would have liked at a 6K price point.




RE: Nikon stuck on 16Mpixels
By kraeper on 1/6/2012 6:38:43 PM , Rating: 3
Pixel pitch is the new Megapixel. Actually, High-ISO was the new Megapixel, so Pixel-pitch is really the new High-ISO.

None of which make for better cat photos.


RE: Nikon stuck on 16Mpixels
By SPOOFE on 1/7/2012 4:23:46 PM , Rating: 2
Expect the D4X, or maybe the D800, to fill in for High Resolution (north of 30mp, according to rumors). The D4 appeals to Nikon's core audience that demands really good quality, but more importantly, STUPID FAST shooting speed.


RE: Nikon stuck on 16Mpixels
By bug77 on 1/7/2012 8:14:52 PM , Rating: 2
He's obviously just trolling.
Nikon always released a top-tier camera and followed with two additional models later: a speed-demon with lower resolution and highest ISO support (their H/S line) and a highest-resolution with lower ISO (their X line). It's been this way since D1.
In the meantime, I'll keep dreaming of the day some camera I can afford will offer ISO6400 as clean as this D4.


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