"MELVILLE, N.Y. (Jan 5, 2012) – The new Nikon D4 digital SLR builds upon the legacy of the proven Nikon flagship D-SLRs before it, engineered to give today’s professional multimedia photographers a new apex of speed and accuracy with unparalleled image quality, low-light capability and Full HD video. The Nikon D4 hosts a multitude of advanced new features and useful functions that deliver speedy performance and amazing image quality for when missing the shot is not an option..."
Here are some of the specification highlights of the Nikon D4:
New 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor (36.0 x 23.9mm)
Latest generation of Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image processing engine
New 91,000-pixel 3D color matrix meter
ISO range from 100 to 204,800 for low-light capture
Advanced Multi-Cam 3500, 51-point AF System for maximum speed in a variety of challenging shooting situations
15 cross-type sensors in the center to detect contrast data in both vertical and horizontal planes
Full resolution JPEG or RAW files at up to 10 fps with full AF / AE or up to 11 fps with AF / AE locked
AF sensor, including subject color as detected on the 91,000-pixel RGB sensor
16 bit pipeline written to dual card slots optimized for the latest UDMA-7 Compact Flash cards, and the new XQD memory cards
In-camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) function that merges consecutive exposures.
Full HD video recording including: 1080p 30/24fps and 60 fps at 720p
B-Frame data compression method, users can record H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC format video for up to 20 minutes per clip
Using the camera’s HDMI port instead of the CF or XQD card, users can stream an uncompressed full HD signal directly out of the camera
Stereo headphone jack for accurate monitoring of audio levels while recording, output adjusted in up to 30 steps for precise audio adjustment. High-fidelity audio recording control with audio levels that can be set and monitored on the camera’s LCD screen. Microphone connected via the stereo mic jack can be adjusted with up to 20 steps of sensitivity for accurate sound reproduction
New 3.2" LCD screen with high resolution of 921K dots, with auto brightness adjustment and the capability to zoom in up to 46x to check critical HD focus
The Nikon D4 will be available in late February 2012 for the suggested retail price of $5999.95.
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