The Nikon D4 is the new flagship D-SLR for photographers who need the ultimate in photography. Made to shatter limits and realise every shooting opportunity, this professional FX-format camera brings new levels of image quality, speed and precision to both still photography and video.The D4 is equipped with a 16.2-megapixel FX-format sensor, high ISO and Nikon’s powerful EXPEED3 image processing engine, so it is ideal and spot on in all environmental conditions.
The impressive ISO range sets a new benchmark of ISO12800 and extends the range one EV further to make ISO 100 a standard. For more challenging conditions, equivalent ISO 50 and ISO 204,800 sensitivities make the D4 the camera of choice for extreme lighting conditions.
Thanks to Nikon’s next-generation EXPEED3 image-processing engine, the D4 can easily handle multiple data-rich tasks without sacrificing the speed and quality. High-speed 16-bit image processing follows the 14-bit A/D conversion to deliver submission-ready JPEGs straight out of the camera.It’s not just a brilliant stills camera, the D4 is flexible enough to offer a wide variety of movie applications. It’s large format movie shooting at its best, with a comprehensive variety of frame rates.
Frame rates: Full HD (1080p) movies can be recorded in 30p, 25p and 24p, with 60p, 50p, 30p and 25p options at 720p. Movie clips can be close to 30 minutes long (approx. 29.59 min).
Multi-area mode: Full HD (1080p) recording is possible in both FX and DX based formats as well as in native Full HD (1920×1080) crop.
Nikon’s Advanced Scene Recognition System now includes the newly designed 91,000-pixel RGB sensor, which meticulously analyses each scene for amazing accuracy.
The D4 is big on memory too. It now offers two card slots. One for high-speed CF (UDMA 7) cards and one for high-speed, high-capacity XQD card slots.
In-camera editing capabilities on the D4 allow you to alter and edit captured images and movies on the fly. Retouch menus include an array of useful features such as NEF (RAW) processing, resize, distortion and perspective control just to name some of them. On top of that it has the ability to designate the start and end point of movie clips all at once, in order to save them more efficiently. For more information check out the Nikon South Africa Facebook Page.