Yesterday we gave you the news that a possible release date and price of the Nikon D4 had been leaked on the internet. Now today we can tell you that the Nikon D4 release date gets all official along with the many new features Nikon’s flagship DSLR has.
Compared to the Nikon D3s the D4 has over 45 new or improved features that includes a newly developed 16.2 million pixel FX format sensor. According to TechRadar the new camera has the latest EXPEED 3 image processing engine, which allows for a really fast shooting speed.
Nikons new camera is focusing on the professional photographer in sports or news coverage, and is faster than any other Nikon DSLR at 11fps. Sensitivity range is between 100 and 128000 ISO, but can be expanded down to an equivalent of ISO 50 or up to ISO 204,800.
The D4 has full HD video capture available at either 30p, 24p, 25p, or increased to 60p for slow motion shoots at 720p HD. Video clips can be recorded for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds at a time. You can now record videos on both FX and DX based formats along with native full HD. This means the same lens can be used for the same scene with varying crop factors.
There is also an audio output for the connection of external headphones. There are two card slots on the D4 with one for the new XQD memory card format, and the other the high speed UDMA 7 CF format. Nikon has improved the connectivity with wireless LAN support via the new WT-5 wireless transmitter. A first for Nikon is the wired LAN connection that is built-in to the camera body.
Round the back you will find the new 3.2-inch wide angle LCD display, which features automatic brightness control. Users will also be able playback time lapse movies without the need of a PC. The Nikon D4 has a UK release date of February 16th and priced at £4,799.99, while in the US it is set to release the same month at $5,999.95. Head over to the official Nikon D4 website for more information.
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