This is not a review of any sort, just my personal rumblings on Nikon’s new offering.
Nikon professionals the world over have been drooling since the announcement of the brand new Nikon D4 camera early this morning. The new D4 is the new flagship product in the Nikon range and rightfully so too.
Now, its not too often you find me blogging about cameras and gear but I just had to this once. This camera is a dream come true for photographers like me and I really can’t wait to get my hands on one of this baby. While I already own the Nikon D700 and the Nikon D3s, 2 top of the line pro cameras from Nikon. This new camera opens up new possibilities for me as a wedding photographer, I can see so many potentials already. Imagine having http access to your camera controls and files wireless from an ipad or mobile device, half way around the world !!!!
Normally I won’t expect to see such a substantial increase in image quality from my existing cameras but the new features this new camera offers certainly does make them very tempting. I expect to see improved low noise management which the D3s was already amazing at. I expect to see improved low noise management which the D3s was already amazing at.Now this camera isn’t for everybody, this camera is aimed at the pros who are at the very top of their game and for whom only the best will do.
The Nikon D4 becomes the first Nikon full frame dslr to fully support 1080p video( the D3s supports 720p) and while I don’t expect to shoot a lot of videos, its nice to know I have that just when I need it.
Inside the D4′s magnesium alloy body, there’s a 16.1MP FX format CMOS sensor, a 91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system, support for an ISO range from 100-12,800 (expandable from 50-204,800), the ability to shoot 10 fps with full AF/AE (or 11 fps with AF locked), a place for CF or XQD memory cards, and everything it needs to spit out full 1080p video.
Now talking about the new XQD memory card, Sony became the first company to offer a range memory cards in the XQD format. XQD was recently announced by the Compact Flash Association and is based around the PCI Express specifications, allowing write speeds of 125MB/sec and beyond. Sony claims that, when used in the brand new Nikon D4, (currently the only camera supporting the format), the cards can record up to around 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode. The first cards will be available from the end of January. Sony has also announced a USB 3.0 card reader for the format.
Starting at $6000 ( about 1 million naira) for just the body alone, I think its pretty pricey but fully worth it. Can’t wait to get my hands on this baby.
Below I have embedded an official video announcing the camera, images of the camera from Nikon’s website and a link to Nikon’s page for more detailed information about the camera.
Nikkor AF-S 85mm f-1.8G today for $500 Now to call Okey Japan, to see if he can hook a brother up with this baby
Now to call Okey Japan, to see if he can hook a brother up with this baby
Nikon D4 rear view
Nikon D4 Front View