Nikon D4 announcement in 3-4 hours

I believe Nikon will announce the Nikon D4, AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens and probably the Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter tonight, around midnight EST. I think the January 10th date on the leaked Wells Fargo article was a mistake.

Here is another Nikon event in Kuala Lumpur:

Nikon Product launch at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur at 12:30pm.

Image taken form the website a while back.

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  • Hey Admin, according to the French article, the 12800 ISO thing is about buffering and frame rate. The FPS drops to 9 above that and I suspect the buffer takes a hit too. Kinda like how anything above 6400 reduces the buffer with the D700 or D3.

  • Fotoman

    It´s here: check Nikon D4 review !!!

  • Fred
  • Kula

    Yes, Yes!

  • Fotoman

    It´s here: check Nikon D4 review !!! Go, go, go!!!!! Posted around 10:00 pm CST

    • MashingTheGas

      Great review with lots of detail. May not be a no-brainer upgrade from a D3S or D3S, but for those of us who have been shooting with a D300 and D2X it’s exactly what we’ve been looking for. Very few people (even many professionals) need 24mp of the D3X and 16mp will be just the trick. Also handy to have hd video capability . . . once I get good enough at it I’ll decide whether I need a separate digital vid cam. For now, the ability to use every Nikkor lens in my collection to shoot video is daunting.

      Already put up my $100 deposit at my local camera store and fingers crossed that the rumors of February delivery are accurate. Yosemite, here I come!

  • Chris t

    Am I the only one who is underwhelmed? This is more like a d3s,s. Its barely evolutionary. Not what I would expect 2 and a half years after d3s. The d3s is absolutely awesome and this camera is just a touch better in all categories. It should either have some revolutionary feature or cost $3,800.

    Or it should be all of this in a d700 size with optional grip.

    • Banksie

      Chris t:
      The D4 is really only important to those interested in DSLR video or who do not already have a D3s. Otherwise this is not an earth shattering announcement. The truth of the matter is that it’s simply Nikon continuing with their professional flagship line that started with the D3 (they even say that in their announcement of the D4 on their website.) And until there’s some major paradigm shift in how images are captured, we’ve kind of hit a plateau at this point. There’s not much else left but to offer certain tweaks, and also things like transmitting images to iPhones, etc.. That’s the kind of stuff we’ll see more of in the future. Low light capture, IQ, multi-pattern metering, and fps, has all pretty much been accomplished. And unless lenses change, there won’t be a huge IQ difference either no matter how advanced the sensor (unless there’s some huge change in dynamic range but then that will enter into the ‘new paradigm shift.’)

      And I hope that those who are wanting to get into video with a D4 realize the high cost of real cine lenses (and they’re not cheap to rent.) You need precise manual focusing and with a long throw. And also excellent audio gear, stabilizer/support rigs, etc..

  • EnPassant

    Looking at the MTF-charts for the 85/1.8 G it has not only better performance overall compared to the old AF 85/1.8 but is also better stopped down compared to 85/1.4 G and better wideopen at 1.8 than 1.4 G at 1.4. Although the 1.4 G may still have little better bokeh and colours.
    Having three more elements and larger size than its predecessor it still manges to be 30 grams lighter! With a price in the region € 400-450 in Europe it should be a hot seller.

  • EnPassant

    The “substantially lighter body” seem to be about 32 grams less. According to Nikon official site D3s without battery and cards is 1240 grams (D3x is only 1220 grams!). Adding battery, 113 gram and two CF card, 57 grams make a total of 1400 grams. D4 is specified at 1340 grams with battery AND XQD card. Adding a CF card, 28 grams make it 1368 grams.

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