Nikon introduces its new flagship D4 Digital SLR camera (DSLR) with a multitude of new features and functions, replacing the D3, D3X and D3s To deliver supreme image quality, the D4 is equipped with a 16.2 Megapixel FX-Format Full Frame CMOS image sensor and the new Nikon EXPEED 3 image processing engine. It offers a broad ISO range from 100 to 204,800 for enhanced low-light performance, and the new 91,000-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix metering system that meticulously analyzes each scene and recognizes factors such as color and brightness with unprecedented precision.
The Nikon D4 features Advanced Multi-Cam 3500 AF auto-focus system and aligns 15 cross-type sensors in the center to detect contrast data in both vertical and horizontal planes. It supports up to 11fps continuous shooting in FX format with accuracy for up to 200 frames. Nikon’s new DLSR includes also the Advanced Scene Recognition System, achieving new standards of accurate autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash, Active D-Lighting and auto white balance results. The camera’s auto-area AF mode accurately recognizes human faces and achieves sharp focus immediately and automatically, and provides a quick response with 0.12s startup time and about 0.042s shutter-release time lag. There are also HDR (High Dynamic Range) that combines images to produce a single image with a wider dynamic range, and the Time Lapse shooting.
The Nikon D4 is able to record Full HD 1080p video at 30/24fps in H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC format and has HDMI output for showing pictures and videos on a bigger screen. It has a 3.2-inch LCD screen with 921k dots. The camera supports Nikon’s NIKKOR lens system with more than 50 lenses with a variety of focal lengths and features, including VR II vibration reduction. In addition to UDMA-7 CompactFlash memory cards, the new D4 also supports the new XQD memory card.
Coming in February, the Nikon D4 will be available for $5999.95.