Nikon D4 Specifications

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  • Introduced: 1/6/2012
  • Replacement: D4s, February 2014
  • Current Firmware: A1.10 B1.10 (March 2014)
  • Sensor Size: 36x23.9mm, FX (full film frame)
  • Sensor Pixels: 16.2mp FX, 13.4mp@ 5:4, 11.1mp @ 1.2x, 6.8mp @ DX 
  • Sensor Manufacturer: Nikon NC81366W
  • Sensor Technology: CMOS, 12? channel read 
  • Sensor Filtration: Bayer, antialias, continuous microlens
  • Maximum Image Size: 4928x3280
  • Other Image Sizes: 3696x2456 and 2464x1640; 1.2x Crop: 4096x2720, 3072x2040, and 2048x1360; 5:4 Crop: 4096x3280, 3072x2456, and 2048x1640; DX Crop: 3200x2128, 2400x1592, and 1600x1064 
  • Video: 1080P/24/25/30, 720P/24/25/30/50/60 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression), mono sound from built-in mic, stereo from jack (20 levels), uncompressed HDMI output, headphone monitoring, index marking, stills during video record, 2.7x crop mode
  • ADC Bit Depth: 12 or 14 bit 
  • Raw File Formats: 12 or 14 bit Uncompressed, Lossless compressed, or Compressed NEF
  • Other File Formats: JPEG, TIFF
  • JPEG/TIFF Rendering: 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 
  • Auto Rotation: Yes (selectable)
  • Color Spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB 
  • Storage: one CF Type I slot with UDMA-7 support; one XQD slot
  • Max Write Speed: 125MB/sec+ (XQD)
  • Maximum Buffer: 130 JPEG @ 16mp, up to 108 NEF (14-bit) with XQD card (92 with UDMA-7)
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 HIGH, Ethernet
  • TV Support: NTSC and PAL, HDMI
  • Lens Support: all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S
  • Autofocus Module: CAM3500FX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch), supports -2 EV focus, f/8 autofocus (with sensor limitations) 
  • Shutter Lag: 42ms (74ms blackout) 
  • Autofocus Modes: Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area, Face Detect
  • AF Assist: (flash only) 
  • Metering: 91,000-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, center-weight (variable), spot 
  • Exposure Modes: PSAM
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1, 2, 3 stop
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes, 2-9 frames 
  • ISO: 100-12800, LO1, HI1, HI2, HI3, HI4, AUTO (with focal length, shutter speed priorities)
  • White Balance: Auto (2), bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, two axis tuning 
  • Image Settings: Picture Controls; Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue 
  • Color LCD: 3.2" TFT, 921,000 dots, 170 degree, auto light adjust, 46x magnification
  • Image Review: Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 10 fps @ 16.2mp, 11 fps with focus/exposure restrictions
  • Shutter Speeds: 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 400k rated 
  • Mirror Lockup: Programmable Delay, M-UP 
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism, 100%, 0.7x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter 
  • Viewfinder Accessories: DG-2 magnifier, DK-14/17A antifog, DK-19 rubber cup, DK17m magnifier, DR-5 right angle, DK-18 adapter, DK17c diopter correction
  • Optional Focus Screens: Nikon E-type 
  • Menus: Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/250, TTL FP 
  • Flash Type: supports I-TTL 
  • Internal Flash: No 
  • PC Sync: Yes
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1EV
  • Flash Options: Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock
  • DOF Preview: Yes
  • Optional Remote Control: 10-pin remotes supported, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10
  • Size: 6.3x6.2x3.4" (160x157x88mm)
  • Weight: 47.3 ounces (1340g) (with battery)
  • Battery: EN-EL18
  • Optional AC Adapter: EH-6
  • Other Significant Features: Autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, HDR pictures, silent shooting, PictBridge, integrated vertical release, live view with autofocus, FUNC button, horizontal/vertical indicator, wireless transfer option (WT-4 or WT-5), Ethernet connection/support, multiple exposure, interval shooting, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks, GPS support, voice annotation, illuminated buttons
  • Software: View NX2
  • List Price at Introduction: US$6000


Thom's Full Review of the D4

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Thom's quick takes:

  • Superb high ISO quality
  • High Build quality
  • High Frame rate
  • Loaded with Features
  • Ethernet a bit of a gimmick
  • Solid video abilities 
  • Recommended for pro work


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