The Nikon D4 has been announced

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D4, a Nikon FX-format camera that serves as the new flagship model in Nikon's line-up of digital-SLR cameras. Nikon will be exhibiting the D4 at the 2012 International CES, to be held Tuesday, January 10 through Friday, January 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This electronics exhibition is open to the public. Want to read more ? Click here.

Here are some of the specification highlights of the Nikon D4:

  • - New 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor (36.0 x 23.9mm)
  • - Latest generation of Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image processing engine
  • - New 91,000-pixel 3D colour matrix meter
  • - ISO range from 100 to 204,800 for low-light capture
  • - Advanced Multi-Cam 3500, 51-point AF System for maximum speed in a variety of challenging shooting situations
  • - 15 cross-type sensors in the centre to detect contrast data in both vertical and horizontal planes
  • - Full resolution JPEG or RAW files at up to 10 fps with full AF / AE or up to 11 fps with AF / AE locked
  • - AF sensor, including subject colour as detected on the 91,000-pixel RGB sensor
  • - 16 bit pipeline written to dual card slots optimized for the latest UDMA-7 Compact Flash cards, and the new XQD memory cards
  • - In-camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) function that merges consecutive exposures.
  • - Full HD video recording including: 1080p 30/24fps and 60 fps at 720p
  • - B-Frame data compression method, users can record H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC format video for up to 20 minutes per clip
  • - Using the camera’s HDMI port instead of the CF or XQD card, users can stream an uncompressed full HD signal directly out of the camera
  • - Stereo headphone jack for accurate monitoring of audio levels while recording, output adjusted in up to 30 steps for precise audio adjustment. High-fidelity audio recording control with audio levels that can be set and monitored on the camera’s LCD screen. Microphone connected via the stereo mic jack can be adjusted with up to 20 steps of sensitivity for accurate sound reproduction
  • - New 3.2" LCD screen with high resolution of 921K dots, with auto brightness adjustment and the capability to zoom in up to 46x to check critical HD focus


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