$6,500.00

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Meet the Nikon D4 Digital Camera, Nikon’s new top-of-the line FX format camera. A camera designed for Pro Photographers and DSLR Filmmakers alike, the D4 comes with iPad connectivity. Once again, Nikon have outdone themselves with low light functionality, offering us an ISO range of the standard 200 to 12,600, but a stop better in terms of clarity. Featuring a 16 Megapixel sensor, New Expeed 3 Processor and a Kevlar/Carbon fiber composite shutter, this camera is capable of shooting 11 frames per second in RAW and JPEG. 51 autofocus points means you can focus faster than ever before so you never miss that all important ‘perfect shot’.


 


Newly developed Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with 16.2 effective megapixels [NEW]
The D4 employs a newly developed Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor (36.0 x 23.9 mm) with 16.2 effective megapixels. The ISO sensitivity range is from 100 to 12800 at normal setting, expandable to ISO 50 equivalent or ISO 204800 equivalent.

Advanced Scene Recognition System with enhanced accuracy realized by 91K-pixel RGB sensor [NEW]
Advanced Scene Recognition System realizes face detection during optical viewfinder shooting. It achieves highly accurate control of auto functions such as AF, AE and auto white balance utilizing face detection information and detailed scene analysis information. Furthermore, it contributes to the performance of 3D-tracking with finer subject acquisition.

Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie that enables a variety of expressions in three formats [NEW]
It is possible to record 1,920 x 1,080/30p Full HD and HD movies in three formats that are FX-, DX-based and 1,920 x 1,080 crop movie format. You can select the format according to your creative intentions.

  • Further improved high-speed, multifunctional, high-performance image-processing engine EXPEED 3. [NEW] 
  • 51-point AF system with enhanced performance in subject acquisition and focusing in low-light situations. 
  • Superior quick response with approx. 0.12 s* startup time and approx. 0.042 s* shutter-release time lag. * Based on CIPA Guidelines. 
  • Dual card slots for CF card compatible with UDMA 7 and the next-generation recording media, the XQD memory card. 
  • High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 11 fps* in FX format (without AE/AF) and approx. 10 fps* (with AE/AF) [NEW]. * Based on CIPA Guidelines. 
  • New Wireless Transmitter WT-5A/B/C/D that realizes high-speed workflow. 
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) that combines images to produce a single image with a wider dynamic range. 
  • White balance that enables finer setting in 10-kelvin steps. 
  • High-performance, glass pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage (FX format) and approx. 0.7x magnification. 
  • Approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing angle, 8-cm (3.2-in.) LCD monitor with reinforced glass. 
  • "Sub-selector" for horizontal shooting and "Multi selector for vertical shooting" are newly employed for efficient operation. 
  • Button illumination that ensures better visibility of the operational system in dark situations. [NEW] 
  • Virtual horizon that detects both "pitching" and "rolling" directions. 
  • Newly developed shutter unit tested for approx. 400,000 cycles; shutter speed up to 1/8,000 s and flash synchronization up to 1/250 s. 
  • Highly efficient energy-saving design that achieves approx. 2,600 shots (with EN-EL18, based on CIPA Standard*1) and approx. 5,500 shots (based on Nikon standard*2). *1 Measured at 23°C/73.4°F (±2°C/3.6°F) with an AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens under the following test conditions: lens cycled from infinity to minimum range and one photograph taken at default settings once every 30 s. Live view not used. *2 Measured at 20°C/68°F with an AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED lens under the following test conditions: vibration reduction off, image quality set to JPEG normal, image size set to L (large), shutter speed 1/250 s, shutter-release button pressed halfway for three seconds and focus cycled from infinity to minimum range three times; six shots are then taken in succession and monitor turned on for five seconds and then turned off; cycle repeated once standby timer has expired.
Available Colours Black
Array 16MP
Sensor Size 36 x 24mm
ISO/Sensitivity 100-204800
Image Stabilisation No
Autofocus Points 51 points
Lens Mount Nikon
LCD Size 3.2"
Touchscreen No
Liveview Yes
Viewfinder Optical TTL
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Built-in Flash No
Continuous Shooting Speed 11 fps
Self Timer 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec
Metering Centre-weighted, Multi-pattern, Spot
Video Resolution Full HD 1080
Memory Type Compact Flash
WiFi No
GPS N/A
Connectivity USB 2, HDMI
Battery EN-EL18
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Charger Includes Li-Ion Charger
File Formats JPEG, RAW, MPEG-4
Dimensions 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Box Contents No
Skill Level Professional
Lifestyle Uses Portrait, Sports, Travel/Landscape
Waterproof No
Manufacturer's Warranty 12 Months

Excellent camera
Nuttee Ratanapiseth , Adelaide , 18/10/2013

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I class myself as an enthusiast photographer and prior to the D4, my main camera was a Nikon D700 and the Nikon D90 my backup.
I’d decided to purchase the D4 for three main reasons, frame rate, the auto focusing system and low light performance.

I do a range of action shoots, sportdog shows, horse shows to air shows.
So there is always the want for high frame rate and at 10-11fps to the XQD card and auto focusing system that seems to work effortlessly and flawlessly in most lighting conditions, it’s hard to miss any of the actions.

The last 3 years I was carting the D700 with MB-D10 battery grip attached to my Nikkor 300mm f2.8G VRII for animal and Airshows. So it was noticeably lighter when I connected the D4 to this lens.
The D4 fits comfortably in my medium size hands in both landscape and portrait orientation. Yes it is a big camera, relatively speaking, but it feels light and solid. And build quality is one of the best I’ve seen.

If you are used to semi to pro Nikon DSLRs the D4 menu will be very familiar. Even if you are not, it’s relatively easy to learn within 2-3hours of flicking through the manual. It’s set out neatly on a vibrant LCD and can be customised for various types of shoots that you do.

The Active D-Lighting really helps to brighten the shadows when shooting in harsh mid day light. The HDR function is handy, but lets face it, this function may not be relevant, if you have Photoshop and a HDR program where two or more photos can be created in Photoshop from one file and merged in the HDR program and tone mapped. Nevertheless, it is there if you have the time.

Auto ISO sensitivity is convenient…but it’s nothing new as the D700 have the same function.
Low light performance is great and personally, noise level up to 5000 ISO is acceptable for me. Anything above this seems too grainy. When connect to a wide aperture lens such as the Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM, you will be able to drop ISO setting back a few clicks and won’t even need external flashes in situations that usually do.

I have only used the D4, 5-6 times to record HD movies so can not comment too much on this. But the picture quality certainly looks very good and the sound not bad direct from the inbuilt microphone.

That is some of the little things I’ve noticed about the D4. It is a fantastic camera and the mind boggles at the thoughts of the technology cramped into it and all accessible at your finger tips.
The camera is for anyone serious about their photography.
Fantastic job Nikon.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Great for any pro or enthusiast
Fane , 6/10/2012

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Perfect camera if you have used a d700, d7000,, d800 for quite some time. I don't recommend it if you are a beginner. It is a great all round camera despite the weight it is around 1.3Kg without a battery or lens. It is worth every cent.

Pros: Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


Superb camera at a price
James Kim , Sydney , 3/05/2012

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Upgrading from a D90 straight to the top really opened my eyes to the versatility and quality of Nikon's flagship camera. I cannot make a fair comparison with the previous models nor any other full frame camera bodies as I am a virgin to the professional caliber of camera bodies. However, here is my take on the Nikon D4.

I have always loved the ergonomics of Nikon cameras and the D4 lives up to its reputation. Switching from a D90 was a breeze. It took me about half an hour to become familiar with the majority of the functionality it has to offer. The addition of the mini-controllers for both landscape and portrait shots are so intuitive one would wonder why no one thought of them before. The handling is superb. I can adjust all necessary settings on the fly without fumbling around.

The camera feels very sturdy in the hands and the neck strap feels good around the shoulders especially when flipped with the Nikon branding hidden from public so that the rubber grip is facing outward. Personally I would've liked the strap just a little longer so I can use it as a shoulder strap. The flip side to the build quality is that the camera is still quite heavy. Attach a 70-200 on this body and it will surely weigh you down. Oh well, I suppose no pain no gain.

Performance wise it is incomparable with the D90. The feel of the trigger and speed is unparalleled and motivates me to continue shooting anything that moves. The new XQD card performs as well as anything I've seen so far and with the EXPEED 3 processor long exposure shots are captured with a couple of seconds! However, I have found a small glitch where sometimes the playback becomes unresponsive upon review. This happens after shooting in succession for awhile and I go back to review my shots. I'm not sure if this is a firmware issue but I hope it does get rectified soon.

I have tested shooting under low light conditions and the Nikon D4 delivers excellent quality upto the ISO range of 3200. There is a slight graininess creeping in from the 6400 range but I am somewhat of a pixel freak. I love the range of colors it captures even in low light and focusing with my 24-70 is super fast and silent!

Also, I love the addition of the new Quiet mode. I had a chance to shoot a private event for a friend and this feature really came handy. As a photographer I try to remain as inconspicuous as possible and it helps to make as little noise as possible.

Alas, as with the case with all bleeding edge tech, this tool comes at a price. About 7k that is. It is a substantial blow to the bank account and will have you on an instant noodle diet for quite some time unless you're a professional photographer who I presume will earn that back and then some with this beast. On top of that, if you own an old version of Photoshop then you will need to upgrade that as well. The raw files are only supported by the latest version of Adobe's Camera Raw. This camera is not for everyone I suppose but I took the plunge and invested in this quality machinery so that I may be armed with the necessary tool to become a professional photographer in the near future.

Finally, there are plenty of reviews already on YouTube and other sites but none of them compares to actually trying it out yourself. If you consider yourself beyond the hobbyist happy snapper and have quite a bit of loose change lying around then I definitely recommend making this purchase.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Bulky, Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes