Nikon D4 – A Wee Glimpse

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one of the few Nikon D4’s in the country last week.

As usual, it has been a while coming, but worth the wait.

For those shooting with the D3, D3s, D3x… you will feel right at home with the D4… the ergonomics are very similar.

The build of the D4 is as usual, superb and the weather sealing exceptional.

The main specifications on Nikon’s new flagship are:

  • 16.2 effective megapixel, full-frame sensor (16.6MP total)
  • 10fps shooting with AF and AE, 11fps with focus and exposure locked, 24fps 2.5MP grabs
  • ISO Range 100-12,800 (extendable from 50 – 204,800)
  • Two sub-selector joystick/buttons for shooting orientation
  • 1080p30 HD video at up to 24Mbps with uncompressed video output
  • Twin card slots – one Compact Flash and one XQD

There’s a heap more though

The video has been hugely enhanced and worked and the camera is lightning fast.

When I mean fast – I am still to put my finger on it… but it just feels crazy-fast.  The AF is undetectable but super smooth and the 10fps just feels so much more accurate, quicker, more sensitive than the D3s… I can’t yet explain but it feels ‘good’

Anyway… have all the goods on it and I will endeavour to reel off the pros and cons as soon as I manage to get my hands on a production model and start firing off some frames for you to peruse.

I’ll keep you posted.








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A magazine recently profiled my life and pretty much hit the nail on the head: Australian adventure photographer (and occasional journalist) Mark Watson is a liar. He suggests his job is “not so glamorous,” but drop him an email and his ‘out of office auto response’ will inform he’s heli-skiing New Zealand or trekking Patagonia. In downtime he surfs and mountain bikes Sydney’s Northern Beaches or can be spied drinking café latte’s on the beachfront when he should be editing photos. He’s a Nikon Ambassador and Red Bull Australia’s No.1 photographer, and after a few Corona’s, admits, “I photograph cool people, in cool places, doing cool things!” Quickly followed by the disclaimer “It’s not always exciting…” But always said with a mischievous grin. View all posts by inciteimages

One response to “Nikon D4 – A Wee Glimpse

  • Serge

    This is the best DSLR so far. Got one on order. Used to shoot the F5 and loved it. Its been slow switching to digital. Shot some DX Nikons-wasnt too impressed. D4 will be a great tool for photographers and videographers alike.

    Nice post, thanks.

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