Nikon Unveils Pro D4 Digital SLR for $5,999.95


    Tech major Nikon has unveiled Pro D4 Digital SLR for $5,999.95. the company has released a new full frame camera, the D-SLR. It is a 16.2-megapixel D4. This replaces the D3S in the company’s D-SLR lineup, and is a great improvement on its predecessor.

    The major specs of the camera are:
    16.2 MP, full-frame sensor (16.6MP total)
    10fps shooting with AF and AE, 24fps 2.5MP grabs, 11fps with focus +exposure locked,
    ISO Range 100-12,800 (extendable from 50 – 204,800)
    91,000 pixel sensor for metering, white balance, flash exposure, face detection and active d-lighting
    MultiCAM 3500FX Autofocus sensor works in lower light and with smaller apertures
    1080p30 HD video at up to 24Mbps
    New EN-EL18 battery with 21.6Wh capacity, CIPA-rated at 2600 shots
    Twin card slots – Compact Flash and XQD
    Now the specs in detail. The D4’s CMOS sensor boasts a 16.2-megapixel resolution. It is powered by the Expeed III processor. It also boasts the improved light meter with a 91,000 pixel RGB Matrix III meter.

    It delivers excellent low-light performance by supporting ISO 100 through 12800. It can further be overcranked to 204800 in extremely dim conditions. The backlit controls further ease identification controls when shooting in dark. There is improved D4’s 51-point autofocus system by now focusing in lighting as low as -2 EV. It has the variable capability to work with lenses that have a maximum aperture of as little as f/8.

    It shoots 10 frames per second with active autofocus and exposure.

    Better video performance means the D4 supports 1080p30, 1080p24, 720p60, and 720p50 video. It records them in QuickTime format, using H.264 B-Frame compression, making footage easier to edit and reduces file size.

    The stills-shooting specifications have not changed much and stay at a higher-resolution, 16.2MP, full-frame CMOS sensor and the ability to shoot at 10 frames per second with autofocus. The new chip’s capability now allows an ISO range from 100-12,800 that can then be extended to 50 – 204,800 (Hi4).

    The biggest incentive and improvement is being hailed as the addition of a 91,000 pixel ‘metering’ sensor, replacing the 1005 pixel example used up until now. This sensor is used for much more than just metering, playing a key role in subject tracking, white balance and ‘Active D-lighting’

    The body of the camera is made of magnesium alloy and is sealed to make it dirt-proof, moisture-proof, and even electromagnetic interference-proof.

    The camera will be available in the markets in February for $5,999.95.

    Besides, Nikon also unveiled AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens. It has the classic focal length for portraits and the lens has a wide maximum aperture for shallow depth of field. Its 7-blade aperture makes bokeh smooth as the lens is stopped down, and an internal focus design allows for use of circular polarizing filters. The lens boasts a Silent Wave Motor. This feature is quieter and faster than the traditional screw-drive autofocus, advanced lens coatings, and a minimum 2.5-foot focusing distance. It hits the market at the same time as D4 and can be had for $499.95.