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“Imagine the Nikon D4″ contest winner announcment

All 69 Nikon D4 entries (credit: Xavier Millies-Lacroix)

Here are the results of the "Imagine the Nikon D4" contest: the winner with 2,948 votes is Ramon Alvarez with this image:

Congratulations! The prize (ThinkTankPhoto Airport Airstream roller) will be sent shortly.

Thanks to everyone for participating.

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  • Jabs

    Nice!

    Is this the REAL D4 being sneaked pass us?

    LOL!

  • Dexter0508

    wow! is the second switch next to the shutter for a hybrid viewfinder??? wow! lol :P

    • Dexter0508

      *viewfinder shutter

  • kede

    It would be funny if Nikon post the real D4 and didn’t win!

    • Vladi

      lol that would be hilarius, now they would have to send it back to drawing board to resemble this design :)

      • Martijn

        and D4 is delayed even further thanks to NR :P

  • carl

    articulating screen ? I thought it was supposed to be a pro camera for god’s sake.

    • no-nikon-no

      +1

    • the visible man

      You douche’s ever shoot a wedding? How about dragging the shutter for some motion blur, while the camera is above your head, or even down low? If you did, youde know youde use that articulating screen every event. Im all for it.

      • no-nikon-no

        *budget* wedding shooters are nice

        • Mock Kenwell

          B.S. Really, I wonder what the hell all you knuckleheads are doing to your gear where you think the articulating screen is going to break. If you didn’t want it, you wouldn’t have to use it. They’re incredibly useful in tight situations. They just have to be robustly built. If you can’t find a use for one, I feel bad for your clients.

          • RMT

            Totally agree, Pro video camera’s have had articulating screens for decades.

      • Remedy

        Seems like You need more of a D800 than a D4.

        • http://www.amanochocolate.com Art

          Personally, I don’t care one way or another about the articulating screen though I can see times when it could be very useful (such as press events).

          I think that the naysayers need to keep separate their perceptions of how an articulating screen has been implemented in the past and how it could be done on the D4. For example, if the screen’s frame was made out of magnesium or even better carbon fiber it would have much of the durability pros are looking for. Most of the complaints I’ve seen are technical com

        • http://www.amanochocolate.com Art

          Personally, I don’t care one way or another about the articulating screen though I can see times when it could be very useful (such as press events).

          I think that the naysayers need to keep separate their perceptions of how an articulating screen has been implemented in the past and how it could be done on the D4. For example, if the screen’s frame was made out of magnesium or even better carbon fiber it would have much of the durability pros are looking for. Most of the complaints I’ve seen are technical complaints — remember, these can be solved.

      • Paul

        Get that articulating screen out of here.
        It has no business in the pro line.

        • MacManX

          Too damn right!! :)
          I’m right with you there, Paul!

    • RR

      I woul hate an articulating screen on a Pro camera, thats for low level noob (sorry) I mean amateur cameras

      +2

  • Bullsnot

    Now that this is out of the way, Admin can post the leak he’s been sitting on of the real D4!

  • Michaël

    I’d hate to see a flippy screen on a professional camera…

    • no-nikon-no

      from the looks of the winner, this contest is soooooo rigged. not win by which should be the best to be d4, but by double voting and by how many friends vote for you. sadly.

  • EvanK

    I wish that my D7000 had an articulated display. I still love it over the 60D, but it would be pretty cool for macro shots.

    • MacManX

      The D7000 is not a toy camera like the D3100/D5100!
      I’m glad my D7000 doesn’t have an articulated screen and I’m sure it wouldn’t attract advanced amateurs if it did.

      • D5100 FTW

        D5100 is great for macro due to this feature. Camera can be upside down on ground level on inverted tripod, no way to peek through viewfinder and still allows easy live view focusing (settings will read upside down though) just by adjusting the focusing screen. Focusing screen aka articulated display. =)

        • D5100 FTW

          Admittedly _advanced_ amateurs might prefer video glasses akin to vuzix for macro focusing. But then the _image_ is upside down if camera is, not the text so ease of framing will take a hit.

      • toysareus

        I wouldn’t call the D3100 or D5100 toy cameras. They are too big for children. Besides you can take pictures with them – it’s not a hidden water gun. Never tried them myself, though.

  • Ricky Blanco

    Ohhhhh that grip is sexy!!!

  • Anonymous

    ok except for the articulating screen thing. Too toylike…

    I especially liked the humor of that entry : http://node4.nirvanix.com/polldaddy/polldaddy/images/eab01842243054bf75592f287f766520.jpg

    “No Dee-Fault, but Dee-Four”

  • http://jamri.smugmug.com James Clarke

    Would have been even better with the 85 f/1.4G lens on it!

  • Gary

    Sorry, looks too much like a D3, especially the viewfinder housing. Oh well, fun contest anyway.

    We’ll see the real thing soon.

    • zoetmb

      If you look at the evolution of Nikon pro cameras, they don’t make radical external changes to the cameras from generation to generation. So it’s likely that any D4 WILL look very much like a D3 and/or this mockup.

      But I must say that when I look at this mockup, it is most certainly not an aesthetically-pleasing body design to me. But I’m not in the market for a D4 anyway. It’s probably going to be a D800 for me.

  • Dave Konitz

    if d4 comes with an adjustable lcd, i might rethink of buying it.

  • http://blog.gerardprins.com Gerard

    YUP! Wank about a grip, but refuse an (extremely useful) articulated screen, and GOD forbid, an integrated pop-up flash to remotely command our external flashes…
    I think I’ll stick with the DX00 series…

    • Tommy Botello

      I would think if you could afford the D4, or the D3 for that matter, that you could afford the SU-800 command unit or a small hot shoe flash to do the job. Wouldn’t the pop up flash be an entry point for moisture thus making the weather sealed body vulnerable?

  • 12

    Yeah, a contest where you can vote as many times as you’d like. The extremes in the votes are a real sign that not all people played by the rules. I hope the winner is honest and since there is no way of proving…congratulations.

  • Leonardo

    When I voted (few days before contest end) there were only 18 votes between #63 and the winner, (171-189 votes) and I think #63 would be a much more pleasing one (if it has to be flip-screen). Now I see the winner has over 2900 votes against 242 so something went wrong with this poll (maybe all legal, but not objective)

  • Lensam69

    Oh please….
    For all the bitching and whining here, if the D4 indeed had an articulating screen, you would all still buy it.

    Just leave it in the locked position if it bothers you all that much.

    • no-nikon-no

      yea and make the D4 a PLASTIC body too! to save on costs and you would all still buy it. Cough.

      • http://mattharrisphotography.co.uk/ Matt Harris

        The D3′s body is plastic… Its only the interior shell that’s magnesium.

  • http://mattharrisphotography.co.uk/ Matt Harris

    I hope EVERY camera Nikon release from now have articulated screens, just to annoy all the people on here that bitch about them.

    I used a D5000 for ground level fungi shots once, near impossible with my D200, with the D5000′s articulated screen, easy as anything.
    They can be amazingly useful for low level shots, and if you’re holding the camera up high.
    If you don’t use it, keep it in its fixed position.

    I swear, most of the people on here don’t even use their cameras; too busy bitching about cameras that haven’t even been released yet.

    • no-nikon-no

      http://nikonrumors.com/2011/03/26/nikon-d3s-camera-falls-from-a-motorcycle-continues-to-shoot.aspx/

      “Robust build quality, built like a tank” guess what happens to such a reputation with a swivel screen? If it’s OK not to be #1 then go ahead cheapify it nikon.

      I guess if you could afford a D4, it makes sense to spend on a REAL external lcd monitor, if you want to look professional.

      • http://mattharrisphotography.co.uk/ Matt Harris

        Why don’t you post a link to some of your photos?
        You obviously know what you’re talking about, I’d like to see your work.

    • http://www.RaulFernandezPhotography.com Raul

      “near impossible with my D200″ ??

      Guess all the macro photos and photos from down low that have been around for decades are all either fake or they simply must have had a swivel screen. Oh wait…they didn’t.

    • okto
  • http://www.RaulFernandezPhotography.com Raul

    Over 150 years of photography proves that you don’t need a silly swivel-screen to take a proper photograph.

    • Ke

      You also don’t ‘need’ digital instead of film, autofocus, burst, high frame rates, super sharp images, bracketing, automatic exposure, flash, metering, etc.

      But they come in handy.

  • nah

    hmm how about swivel screen on the d800 and not on the d4? the dx line is about being bulletproof…and no matter what anyone claims, no swivel screen is bulletproof. one wrong move and it is ripped off and you are without a monitor. i don’t think a pro in the field wants to take that gamble for the sake of shear convenience.

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