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Nikon D4 review

April 14, 2012

Overall Rating:

5

Nikon D4


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Price as Reviewed:

£5,289.00

The 16.2-million-pixel D4 professional DSLR is Nikon’s attempt to improve upon its own D3S, one of the best cameras we have ever reviewed

White Balance and Colour

The new 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor also helps provide the auto white balance settings for the camera. Again, this works well, and there is little perceivable difference between the D3S and D4.

Like the Nikon D7000, the D4 has Auto1 and Auto2 AWB settings. The first of these produces an auto white balance that will detect tungsten lighting and correct it completely, while the second will still leave a hint of the tungsten colour in the scene. This is great for wedding photographers who may wish to take neutral images to keep the bride’s dress completely white, but later prefer some of the natural colour to be left in the scene for more candid, documentary-style images.

The D4’s colour and contrast settings are unchanged from the Nikon D3S, and like other Nikon enthusiast and professional DSLRs, there is a Manage Picture Control feature, which allows the individual settings of each colour to be tweaked. New image styles can also be created using Nikon’s Capture NX2 software and then loaded to a memory card and onto the camera.

  • Built-in Flash: No
  • White Balance: 2 auto, 6 presets (with fine-tuning), plus 3 custom and Kelvin adjustment settings
  • Dioptre Adjustment: -3 to +1 dioptre
  • Shutter Type: Electronically controlled focal-plane
  • Memory Card: 1x CompactFlash slot compatible with UDMA 7, 1x XQD slot
  • Output Size: 4928x3280 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
  • White Balance Bracket: 2-9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3
  • AF Points: 51 points, selectable manually or automatically
  • Field of View: Approx 100%
  • LCD: 3.2in TFT with 921,000 dots
  • Max Flash Sync: 1/250sec
  • Sensor: FX-format (full-frame) CMOS device with 16.2 million effective pixels
  • Exposure Modes: PASM
  • Focal Length Mag: 1x (1.5x in DX-format crop mode)
  • Weight: 1,180g (without battery or card/s)
  • File Format: NEF (raw), JPEG, raw+JPEG simultaneously
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (supplied)
  • Shutter Speeds: 30-1/8000sec in 1⁄3 steps, plus B
  • Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
  • Drive Mode: Single, continuous (Hi/Lo selectable, up to 10fps with AF; 11fps without AF and fixed exposure), self-timer
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F
  • Focusing Modes: Manual, single-shot AF, continuous AF with AF fine-tuning
  • ISO: 100-12,800 in 1/3EV steps and Hi1, 2, 3 (ISO 102,400)
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI
  • Metering System: 91,000-pixel RGB 3D matrix metering, centreweighted (adjustable), spot (1.5%)
  • Dimensions: 160x156.5x90.5mm
  • DoF Preview: Yes
  • Exposure Comp: ±5EV in 1⁄3, 1/2 or 1EV steps
  • Compression: 3-stage JPEG, 3-stage NEF
  • RRP: £5,289.99 (body only)

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