Nikon D4 Camera: The Ultimate In Versatility And Functionality
The world of photography has continued advancing and new products are introduced seemingly every day. One of the companies that has continued to offer some great cameras found in the market is Nikon. The Nikon D4 camera is among their latest innovations.
This is among the most advanced cameras found in the market today. With it’s 16.2 million effective pixels on its full-frame (36 x 23.9mm or FX format) CMOS sensor, the Nikon D4 should be capable of producing relatively clean images at high sensitivities.
The EXPEED 3 engine also enables 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit processing for better colours and smoother tonal gradations.
Another key upgrade from the D3s is the move from a 1,005 pixel metering system to a 91,000 pixel system. As before, this is linked to Nikon’s Advanced Scene Recognition System to help inform the white balance, flash exposure, face detection and AF system.
There are still 51 AF points, but the central 15 cross-type points are sensitive down to f/8. This means that the Nikon D4’s AF system will continue to work with long telephoto lens and teleconverter arrangements that have an effective maximum aperture of f/8.
Nikon has given the D4’s video system a substantial upgrade compared with the D3s’s. Full HD (1080p) movies may be recorded in FX- and DX- formats, as well as in a native Full HD (1920 x 1080) with a 2.7x crop factor.
When the included new Nikon WT-5 Wi-Fi transmitter is connected to the Nikon D4, the Live View image can be seen on an iPad. The iPad can also be used to control the shooting mode, select the AF point and trigger the shutter.
In summary, the Nikon D4 has just about everything that a jobbing photo journalist and sports photographer could hope for. We’re told that Nikon plumped for a 16MP sensor because this strikes a good balance between a high pixel count, for greater cropping or shooting in DX format, and good high sensitivity performance.