News – Nikon D4 announced

January 7, 2012 by Andreas in Blog & News, Latest photo news

Yesterday Nikon announced the new D4 digital SLR camera which substitutes the older D3s. It has been a long awaited news, as Nikon did not present any major new camera in the upper and top segment for quite some time. The increase in resolution from 12 to 16 megapixels is not dramatic, maybe below the expectations of some, but then again, it is not the megapixels that make a good camera. With the modest increase only, boosting ISO to 204800 has become possible as well as burst rates of up to 11 fps which are probably much more important to pros than a few more megapixels. The new EXPEED 3 is much more powerful than previous versions and the autofocus has been improved too. Notably the D4 now shoots full HD videos at up to 30 fps up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds. There is a CF card slot and a XQD slot which houses the yet rather uncommon new XQD cards which still have to prove whether they will make it into the market. After all, Nikon did well, and the D4 is a stunning top of the range camera with amazing capabilities.

 

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