Friday, January 6, 2012

Nikon D4 Digital Camera

Nikon first came into the digital camera market in 1948 with the Nikon . It remains at the top of the market today within an extremely competitive market. Photography is coming into fashion and now everyone seems to be an up and coming keen photographer. With the introduction of the digital camera reviews single lens reflex (DSLR) camera's, photography has really taken off. Nikon is set to be at the top of the DSLR market with their anticipated release of the Nikon D4, set to revolutionize the industry.
For a long time now, Nikon fans have been trying to predict what and when their next big release will be. For a long time it was thought to be the D800 but new rumors and speculation is saying it will be the Nikon D4 to be released first!
Nikon vs Canon is the Apple vs PC of the photography world. Both leaders in their field, Nikon is rumored to bring out the D4 in response to Canons 1DX. The way the aim to do this is with an astonishing 16.28 mega-pixel sensor, native ISO of 100 - 104,200 with the capability to expand up to 50 and 204,800. Interestingly this is double that of Canon's 1DX! The D4 will also boast an 11fps shooting mode.
Here is what we can expect to see in Nikon's new D4. But remember, with Nikon who knows what cats they will pull out of the bag to get a leg up on Canon!
The Nikon D4 has one more featured aspect that is known to be released. That is the capability to receive CompactFlash's new XQD memory card along with the standard CF card. This new card is of course aimed at the professional end of the DSLR market boasting a 125 megabyte write speed. CompactFlash were lucky to withstand the massive market take over by SD cards and aims to regain some ground with this slightly bulkier and sturdier card.
Keep your eyes and ears out for Nikon's next movements in the DSLR industry. What ever they are cooking up its going to be amazing! If it ever gets to the table.
Benjamin Mileys is a photography expert who has been in the industry for over 18 years. He also likes to teach photography classes, write tutorials and spread his passion for photography. You can find his latest website here at D4 Nikon. Here you will find the latest news, rumors and gossip about not only the Nikon D4 but also the Nikon D800.

Specification Nikon D4
  • 16.2 Megapixel, FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor
  • New Expeed 3 image processor
  • Supports all Nikon F-mount lenses; FX-format lenses have no crop factor; DX-format lenses have a 1.5X crop factor, and image resolution is reduced to 3200 x 2128
  • 3.2" LCD display with 921,000 pixels and live view
  • Large viewfinder has 100% coverage (97% when using DX-format lenses) and a magnification of 0.7X
  • Rugged body is sealed against dust and moisture; shutter rated to 400,000 cycles
  • Full manual controls (of course)
    • Standard ISO range of 100 - 12,800, expandable to 204,800
    • Shutter speed range of 30 - 1/8000 sec
    • Supports the RAW image format, with several sizes to choose from
  • 51-point autofocus system, with 15 cross-type sensors; AF system can now detect up to 16 faces in the frame, even when shooting with the viewfinder
  • New 91,000 pixel 3D color matrix metering system
  • Continuous shooting at 10 frames/sec with AF, 11 fps without
  • Hot shoe for external flash; 1/250 sec x-sync speed
  • Four types of bracketing (Exposure, flash, white balance, and Active D-Lighting)
  • Built-in HDR and time-lapse modes
  • Illuminated buttons (!)
  • Records Full HD video at either 24p or 30p using the H.264 codec
    • Full manual controls available while recording
    • Records 720p60 video, as well
    • Camera can boost focal range by 1.5X or 2.7X in movie mode
  • Ports include microphone, headphone, and even Ethernet (!!)
  • HDMI port can output live, uncompressed video
  • Dual memory card slots support CompactFlash and new high-speed XQD format
  • Uses EN-EL18 lithium-ion battery; battery life not available
  • Optional WT-5A wireless file transmitter
  • Shipping in February for $5999, body only
Along with the D4 comes a new F1.8, 85 mm lens. This fast FX-format lens is great for portrait and low light photography, and its silent wave motor provides fast and quiet autofocus. You'll be able to pick up digital cameras reviews Nikon's newest lens in February for $499

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