Nikon’s latest flagship dSLR is the Nikon D4. The 16MP camera replaces the popular yet expensive Nikon D3S and adds a couple of video recording/multimedia improvements and a really fast frame rate.
The Nikon D4 uses the new QXD memory card format which is closer to the SD card in size than the CF card. The D4 is also the first camera to be able to use this format which boasts of speeds north of 125MB/sec.
Nikon D4 specifications:
- 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
- 91,000 pixel sensor for metering, white balance, flash exposure, face detection and active d-lighting
- ISO Range 100-12,800 (extendable from 50 â€“ 204,800)
- MultiCAM 3500FX Autofocus sensor works in lower light and with smaller apertures
- Two sub-selector joystick/buttons for shooting orientation
- 1080p 30fps HD video at up to 24Mbps with uncompressed video output
- New EN-EL18 battery (21.6Wh capacity, CIPA-rated at 2600 shots)
- Twin card slots (one for Compact Flash and one XQD
Of course, since QXD cards are still a bit rare and expensive, the D4 has another slot for the more common CF card.
The Nikon D4 will be available next month with a suggested retail price of $5,999.95 (body only) or an equivalent of about Php260,000. Not sure though when it will arrive here in the Philippines.