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

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Nikon D4

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Nikon D4 review


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Dynamic Range

There is little that is surprising about the dynamic range of the D4 and it is comparable to other cameras of a similar specification. While I found that the camera could recover a good amount of detail from the highlight and shadow areas of raw files, it isn’t quite as impressive as the D7000.

My ‘real-world’ findings are supported by the results at, which shows that at ISO 100 the D4 has a dynamic range as high as 13.1EV. This is respectable without being outstanding, especially given that it is a full-frame sensor. As a comparison, DxO rated the D7000, with its smaller APS-C-sized sensor, as having a dynamic range of 13.9EV.

Image: The dynamic range and colour of JPEG images is good, but I found that much more data can be extracted from raw images

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and Handling
  4. 4. Noise, Resolution and Sensitivity
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. White Balance and Colour
  7. 7. Autofocus
  8. 8. Dynamic Range
  9. 9. Viewfinder, LCD, Live View and Video
  10. 10. Connectivity
  11. 11. Verdict
  12. 12. Competition
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