January 2012

Nikon D4, What i Like, what i don’t…

Nikon D4

 

So, after reading all the specs, i really like the D4.

What i like:

Obviously owning the D3, i really like the video features. Non of my Nikon have video capabilities, so having true HD video built-in would be awesome.

I like the design a lot more. It is fresher and cleaner than the current lineup. I like the way they embedded the rear glass to the body.

I totally love the new jog dials. I really missed them when i moved from D300 + MB-D10 to the D3. And having two will really make a difference.

The back-lit buttons and the separate zoom buttons.

And what i do not:

There is stuff that will make living with it a bit more difficult. (for some time at least)

1st the new card slots. XQD cards may be the thing of the future and no doubt that we all be using soon enough, but since Nikon has decided to implement the new cards, it should have gone all the way.

It would have hurt our pockets even more, but now we need to carry around two card readers.

What i don’t like even more is the fact that the battery changed. Since the battery looks to be the same size, they could keep the same form for the contacts. We already have batteries for the D series, so now we need to use two type of batteries once again.

Edit: On closer look on the released photos, the battery is changed in Voltage and in capacity.

EN-EL4a was 11.1V 2500mAh 28Wh

EN-EL18 is 10.8V 2000mAh 22Wh

New Nikon D4 finally out

New Nikon D4 finally out

NikonD4_unboxing07

Image credit: Nikon rumors

 

Specifications

  • Lens Mount
    Nikon F bayonet mount
  • Effective Pixels
    16.2 million
  • Sensor Size
    36.0 x 23.9mm
  • Image Sensor Format
    FX
  • Image Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    16.6 million
  • Dust-reduction system
    Image sensor cleaning
    Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo
    Yes
  • Image Area (pixels)
    FX-format
    (L) 4.928 × 3,280
    (M) 3,696 × 2,456
    (S) 2,464 × 1,640
    1:2 format (30 x 20)
    (L) 4,096 × 2,720
    (M) 3,072 × 2,040
    (S) 2,048 × 1,360
    5:4 format (30 x 24)
    (L) 4,096 × 3,280
    (M) 3,072 × 2,456
    (S) 2,048 × 1,640
    DX-format
    (L) 3,200 × 2,128
    (M) 2,400 × 1,592
    (S) 1,600 × 1,064
  • File Format Still Images
    JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
    JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
    NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
    TIFF (RGB)
  • Storage Media
    CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
    XQD Type Memory
  • Card Slot
    1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 XQD memory type card
  • Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
  • ISO Sensitivity
    ISO 100 – 12,800
    Lo-1 (ISO 50)
    Hi-4 (ISO 204,800)
  • Hi-3, (ISO-102,400 equivalent), 1 EV
    Hi-4 (ISO-204,800 equivalent) in 1 EV
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction
    Yes
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
    Low
    Normal
    High
    Off
  • EN-EL18 Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
    2,600 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA)

    Approx. Dimensions

  • Width 6.3 in. (160mm)
    Height 6.2 in. (156.5mm)
    Depth 3.6 in. (90.5mm)
  • Approx. Weight
    41.6 oz. (1180g)
    camera body only

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Digital-SLR-Cameras/25482/D4.html

New Nikon Camera commercial and James Cameron

New Nikon Camera commercial and James Cameron

 

Hello everybody and Happy New Year!

2012 is here and so is the new Nikon cameras.

The word is already out that Nikon have the new camera ready for action. January 6th is the Date of the announcement. We wait to hear about the D4 & the D800. Also a D400 should be in line too. From what we hear a new AF-S version of the 85mm 1.8 should be out to.

Some of the specs are the new 16.2 & 24MP sensors the even higher ISO that the current cameras. The real feature for me is finally the True HD video capabilities. I mean the D3s is already a hell of a camera and outperforms most of us in the photo department.

But, having *real* HD video built-in will be very nice to play with and even better to produce awesome stuff with.

A short film is already been shot in Chicago USA to promote the new camera.  A real world TT Racer Mark “Thriller” Miller was the driver of a BMW 1000RR in the closed streets of Chicago for 6 nights in a row. He was hired to drive flat-out in the roads while Avatar’s James Cameron filmed the whole deal!

This is gonna be awesome can’t wait to see it in a few days time!

Cheers everyone, Happy New Year!