Nikon D4 : Tests and Reviews

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Type Professional
Announced 06/01/2012  
Indicative price (USD) 5999  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 4992 x 3292  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.43  
Sensor size (mm) 23.9 x 36 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 14.0
Focal length multiplier
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  50 - 204800 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 11.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  No 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Nikon F  
Weight (gr) 1340
Battery type Lithium-Ion EN-EL18 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material Magnesium alloy 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical (pentaprism) 
View finder magnification 0.7 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup Yes 
View finder diopter -3 to +1 diopters 
Monitor type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD 
Monitor size 3.2 
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes Autofocus (AF): Single-servo autofocus (AF-S); continuous-servo autofocus (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status. Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used 
Number of autofocus points 51 
Exposure bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 
Exposure compensation +/-5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV 
Drive modes S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed) (1-10fps), CH (continuous high speed) (1-10fps, 11 with AE/AF locked on first frame), Q (quiet shutter-release), (self-timer), MUP (mirror up) 
Buffer size  
Recording medium CompactFlash (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA) XQD Type Memory 
Image format JPEG, RAW (NEF) 
White balance bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV  
Connectivity USB/HDMI/Stereo mini-pin jack/RJ-45 connector 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Built-in microphone, monaural External stereo microphone (optional) 
External micro External stereo microphone (optional) 
Histogram Yes 
GPS Yes 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video HD 1920x1080 / 30 fps 
Full HD  
Live autofocus  
Video file format mov 
Video codec H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding 
Video stabilisation  

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