The official announcement: Nikon D4, AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens, Wireless Transmitter WT-5

Nikon D4, AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens, Wireless Transmitter WT-5 are now officially announced!

Nikon D4 related links:

Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens related links:

Pre-order options:

Nikon D4

Nikon D4 accessories

Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens

Nikon WT-5A wireless transmitter

Some Nikon D4 highlights:

  • In-camera HDR
  • The camera’s large buffer memory allows shooting up to approx. 100 frames 2 in RAW and up to 200 frames 3 in JPEG (when using SONY XQD Memory Card H series QD-H32 with 32 GB capacity)
  • The first XQD card was also announced today
  • Shutter is rated for 400,000 actuations


Press releases:

When There Is No Second Chance: The New Nikon FX-Format D4 Multi-Media Digital SLR is The Definitive Unification Of Speed And Precision

The New 16.2 Megapixel Nikon D4 Wields a Formidable Fusion of Swift Performance, Battle-Tested Technologies and Innovative New Features to Create High Caliber Photo and HD Multimedia Content 

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Jan 5, 2012) – The new Nikon D4 digital SLR builds upon the legacy of the proven Nikon flagship D-SLRs before it, engineered to give today’s professional multimedia photographers a new apex of speed and accuracy with unparalleled image quality, low-light capability and Full HD video. The Nikon D4 hosts a multitude of advanced new features and useful functions that deliver speedy performance and amazing image quality for when missing the shot is not an option.Every aspect of the new Nikon D4 D-SLR has been designed to emphasize rapid response and seamless operation to help professional photographers consistently capture incredible content. Nikon’s proven 51-point AF System has been further enhanced for maximum speed in a variety of challenging shooting situations, even at 10 frames per second (fps). Considered the new Nikon flagship, the D4 renders supreme image quality, a feat accomplished with a new 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, coupled with the latest generation of Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image processing engine to help produce images and videos with stunning clarity and color. Photographers are also able to shoot in even the most challenging environments and lighting conditions with the assistance of Nikon’s new 91,000-pixel 3D color matrix meter and a broad ISO range from 100 to a staggering 204,800 for low-light capture like never before. The Nikon D4 is engineered for the modern professional and incorporates never before seen HD-SLR video features for those who also need to capture multimedia content from the field.“Speed without accuracy is irrelevant,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. “The status of a Nikon flagship camera is not given lightly; this next generation of Nikon’s most professional body exceeds the needs of a wide variety of both still and multimedia professionals that rely on Nikon to make their living. Besides overall performance and burst speed, the D4 provides Nikon’s most advanced AF system to date, as well as enhanced workflow speed to give professionals the edge in the field.”

Velocity Meets Versatility

Speed is a necessity for today’s multimedia photographer as milliseconds matter when the action commences. Whether an assignment relies on fast processing power, burst rate, write speed, enhanced workflow or even streamlined camera controls, the D4 is the epitome of professional-caliber photographic horsepower. Ready to shoot in approximately 0.012 seconds, the new Nikon D4 can capture full resolution JPEG or RAW files at up to 10 fps with full AF / AE or up to 11 fps with AF / AE locked. Immediately before image capture, the camera interprets data from the AF sensor, including subject color as detected on the 91,000-pixel RGB sensor, to deliver consistently tack-sharp focus frame after frame. Whether a photographer is shooting a full-court fast break under gymnasium lighting or the downhill slalom in the bright sun and frigid temperatures, the D4 will instill the confidence with consistently great results.The Advanced Multi-Cam 3500 AF autofocus system is the next generation of Nikon’s proven 51-point AF system. The fully customizable system offers users the ability to capture fast moving subjects and track focus with precision or select a single AF point with pinpoint accuracy. The Nikon D4 D-SLR aligns 15 cross-type sensors in the center to detect contrast data in both vertical and horizontal planes. In addition to detecting each AF-NIKKOR lens with an aperture of f/5.6 or lower, the camera also utilizes nine cross-type sensors that are fully functional when using compatible NIKKOR lenses and TC14E or TC17E teleconverters or a single cross-type sensor when using compatible NIKKOR lenses and the TC20E teleconverter with an aperture value up to f/8, which is a great advantage to those shooting sports and wildlife. For maximum versatility in situations such as photographing nature from afar or competition from the sidelines,  photographers are also able to select multiple AF modes, including normal, wide area, face tracking and subject tracking, to best suit the scene.The Nikon D4 D-SLR also employs a new 91,000-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix metering system that meticulously analyzes each scene and recognizes factors such as color and brightness with unprecedented precision. This data is then interpreted and compared against D4’s on-board database to implement various settings, resulting in vibrant images with faithful color reproduction and balanced exposure. In addition, this new AF sensor now has the ability to detect up to 16 human faces with startling accuracy, even when shooting through the optical viewfinder, allowing for correct exposure even when the subject is backlit. Additionally, to capture every brief moment from a bouquet toss to a photo finish under nearly any condition, the 51 focus points deliver fast and accurate detection down to a -2 EV with every AF-NIKKOR lens.

All of this image data is funneled through a 16 bit pipeline and are written to dual card slots which have been optimized for the latest UDMA-7 Compact Flash™ cards, as well as the new XQD™ memory card. The D4 is the first professional camera to harness the capabilities of this new durable and compact format, which offers blazing fast write times and extended capacity essential for multimedia professionals shooting stills and video.

Image Quality That Hits the Mark

The heart of the new D4 is the Nikon-developed 16.2-megapixel FX-format (36 x 23.9mm) CMOS sensor that provides amazing image quality, brilliant dynamic range and vivid colors in nearly any lighting condition. By achieving the optimal balance of resolution and sensor size, professional photographers will realize exceptionally sharp, clean and well saturated images throughout the entire ISO range.

Like the D3 and D3s before it, the Nikon D4 retains Nikon’s status as the sovereign of low-light capture ability, with a native ISO range from 100 to 12,800 ISO, expandable from 50 (Lo-1) to an incredible yet usable 204,800 (Hi-4). From a candlelit first dance to nocturnal wildlife, the large 7.3µ pixel size absorbs the maximum amount of light to excel in any situation. Additionally, the sensor’s construction features a gapless micro-lens structure and anti-reflective coating which further contributes to images that retain natural depth and tones with smooth color gradation. For ultimate versatility, photographers can also take advantage of the camera’s extreme high ISO ability while recording video.

Another factor contributing to the camera’s rapid performance and stellar image quality is Nikon’s new EXPEED 3 image processing engine that helps professionals create images with amazing resolution, color and dynamic range in both still images and video. From image processing to transfer, the new engine is capable of processing massive amounts of data, exacting optimal color, perfect tonality and minimized noise throughout the frame.

There are also a variety of shooting options available to help capture the highest quality images and video. In addition to standard NEF (RAW) files, the D4 is also capable of shooting smaller compressed RAW files to ease storage and speed up workflow. Users are also able to capture even more dynamic range with the in-camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) function that merges consecutive exposures. For deep contrast and further tonality, Active D-Lighting can also be activated during shooting for balanced exposures even in backlit scenes. Additionally, the camera features a dedicated button for quick access to Nikon’s Picture Controls, allowing users to quickly select one of six presets.

Professional Multimedia Features

The Nikon D4 D-SLR is engineered with innovative new features for the multimedia professional that needs the small form factor, low-light ability and NIKKOR lens versatility that only an HD-SLR can offer. The new features add functionality for those professionals looking for the best possible experience to capture a moment in Full HD 1080p video at various frame rates, providing footage that is more than suitable for broadcast.

    • Full HD video recording - Users have the choice of various resolutions and frame rates, including 1080p 30/24fps and 60 fps at 720p. By utilizing the B-Frame data compression method, users can record H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC format video with unmatched integrity for up to 20 minutes per clip. This format also allows for more accurate video data to be transferred requiring less memory capacity. The sensor reads image data at astoundingly fast rates, which results in less instances of rolling shutter distortion.
    • Full manual control of exposure - Shutter speed, aperture and ISO can be changed while recording to adapt to lighting and alter depth of field for professional cinematic results that help realize a creative vision.
    • Uncompressed output: simultaneous Live View - By using the camera’s HDMI port instead of the CF or XQD card, users can stream an uncompressed full HD signal directly out of the camera. This footage can be ported into an LCD display or appropriate external recording device or routed through a monitor and then to the recording device, eliminating the need for multiple connections.
    • Audio recording for professionals - The Nikon D4 features a stereo headphone jack for accurate monitoring of audio levels while recording. Output can be adjusted in up to 30 steps for precise audio adjustment. The D4 offers high-fidelity audio recording control with audio levels that can be set and monitored on the camera’s LCD screen. The microphone connected via the stereo mic jack can also be adjusted with up to 20 steps of sensitivity for accurate sound reproduction.
    • Multi-area Mode Full HD Video: FX/DX, and 2.7x crop mode at 1080p video modes - Whether shooting for depth of field in FX format mode, or looking for the extra 1.5X telephoto benefits of DX mode, the high resolution sensor of the D4 allows videographers to retain full 1080P HD resolution no matter what mode they choose. With the 2.7x crop, users can experience ultra-telephoto benefits in full HD resolution all at 16:9 aspect ratio.
    • Simultaneous live view output without display / simultaneous monitor - Shooters have the option to send the display signal directly to an attached monitor via the HDMI port. This signal can be viewed on the camera’s LCD screen and external monitor simultaneously. Additionally, the image data display can be cleared from the screen, to remove distracting data or when feeding a live signal.
    • Full-time AF - In addition to manual focus, four modes are available, including normal, wide area, face detection and subject tracking, which uses fast contrast detect AF to accurately focus while recording video and in live view.
    • New LCD screen - The large high resolution 3.2-inch LCD screen is 921K dots, and includes auto brightness adjustment. Users can also zoom in up to 46x to check critical HD focus.
    • Time lapse shooting - This new feature combines a selected frame rate and “shooting interval” in a dedicated time lapse photography menu. Playback can be achieved with a wide variety of speeds from 24x to 36,000x while producing a fully finished movie file output for faster multimedia workflows.
    • Remote shutter operation - Using dedicated Movie Custom Settings, recording can be set to be engaged by the shutter release button -users can now use a variety of remote accessories to trigger video recording.
    • NIKKOR lens compatibility - The highest caliber optics are vital to creating HD images and Nikon is the world leader in optics manufacturing with a legacy spanning more than 75 years. Nikon has a vast NIKKOR lens system, with more than 50 lenses with a variety of focal lengths and features, including VR II vibration reduction.

Professional Construction, Superior Operability

The reputation and respect bestowed upon a Nikon D-Series flagship camera is earned from those who use it; therefore the chassis of the Nikon D4 is machined from magnesium alloy for maximum durability and reliability. The body of the camera is sealed and gasketed for resistance to dirt and moisture, as well as electromagnetic interference. Photographers are able to easily compose through the bright optical viewfinder, which offers 100% frame coverage. The shutter has been tested to withstand 400,000 cycles for maximum durability, while sensor cleaning is employed by vibrating the OLPF. The self diagnostic shutter unit also encompasses a mirror balancer to minimize the residual “bounce” to enhance AF and extend viewing time. What’s more, the viewfinder is coated with a new thermal shield finish which works to resist overheating during prolonged use, enhancing overall reliability. Users can easily compose on the camera’s wide, bright and scratch resistant 921,000-dot high resolution 3.2-inch LCD screen.

The overall controls and operability of the camera has also been engineered with a renewed emphasis on speed and functionality. During critical moments, users will appreciate refined button layouts with renewed ergonomics, such as a quick AF mode selector placed near the lens mount for fast access on the fly. A new joystick style sub-selector is also placed on the camera’s rear for AF point and option selection, while vertical controls have been enhanced for improved operability. Finally, to continue the D4’s moniker of the best tool for just about any condition, key control buttons on the back of the camera can all be illuminated, making the camera simple to operate in complete darkness.

Nikon has also made enhancements to overall workflow, adding options to streamline the process and maximize shooting time. Users are now able to automatically generate IPTC data for their images and image sets, making organizing and chronicling images easier for both the photographers and their editors. A wired Ethernet port is also utilized so that a user can shoot tethered and transfer images easily and quickly to clients. Nikon has also introduced the new WT-5A wireless file transmitter, to transmit via FTP server or computer. The device can be set to transfer either automatically or manually selected images. This device also allows for remote operation of the camera using Nikon’s Camera Control Pro 2 software. A mobile application is also in development to control the camera using this accessory, which will include the ability to trigger the shutter and record video, making this a must-have remote accessory for many professionals.

Price and Availability

The Nikon D4 will be available in late February 2012 for the suggested retail price of $5999.95.*

To see the new D4 D-SLR and other new Nikon products, visit Nikon at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at booth # 11039 from January 10-13th, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.

The New Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Prime Lens Combines Practicality with Portability Resulting In A Versatile Portrait Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y. (January 5, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of the new AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G FX-format lens to its legendary line of NIKKOR lenses. The new 85mm is a fast, fixed focal-length lens with medium telephoto capabilities and a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 that is capable of performing a wide variety of imaging tasks with amazing sharpness and clarity.

“Whether a professional photographer who needs extreme sharpness or a photo enthusiast looking for an affordable, lightweight lens with amazing clarity, Nikon photographers appreciate and rely on the vast selection and dependability of NIKKOR lenses for their imaging needs,” said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. “The new 85mm f/1.8 is fully optimized for capturing amazing photos and videos, while providing the ability to utilize background blur to compliment the subject of their photo.”

A welcome addition to Nikon’s growing line of versatile prime lenses, the new AF- NIKKOR 85mm is ideal for travel, general photography, low-light, landscape, portraiture and capturing movies with extreme depth of field. The 85mm is designed to capture photos utilizing beautiful image blur achieved due to its large maximum aperture. Furthermore, the lens is lightweight, easy to carry, and provides an equivalent focal length of 127mm when attached to a Nikon DX-format D-SLR camera body.

The construction of the 85mm f/1.8 consists of nine optical elements, with a seven-blade diaphragm which contributes to a substantially more circular bokeh for a natural appearance to out-of-focus background elements. Additionally, instances of lens flare and chromatic aberration are suppressed using Nikon’s exclusive Super Integrated Coatings, which also help ensure vividly accurate color balance.

The new lens also comes equipped with a carefully engineered optical system optimized to deliver superior image quality. The integration of an ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, whisper-quiet AF operation, which is essential when recording movies. The 85mm also features two focus modes, M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual) to further enhance versatility and adapt to a shooters needs. Additionally, Internal Focus (IF) design prevents the front element from rotating, allowing for the use of filters and attachments.

Price and Availability

The lightweight AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G will be available in March 2012 for a SRP* of $499.95.

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  • WT-5A
    HTTP Mode: Now you can use the web browser on your iPhone® and/or iPad®** to operate camera controls or begin Live View shooting, including starting and stopping HD video and more.

    • CR

      and that’s the key innovation, Nikon should build upon more functionality. I’m not sure it should be internal, as the external box would be useable for more cameras (new and old) and it wouldn’t introduce typical Software-bugs into the camera requiring frequent reboots.
      So, yeah, WT-5A is a superb Go2…

  • jason

    its 1:00am…
    pre-order time now??
    good thing its near tax return time

    • huh?

      tax RETURN? WTF is that?

      • strun

        > tax RETURN? WTF is that?

        People getting paid by public employers, like me, automatically pay at least the taxes due, but to be on the safe side, they (we) are usually taxed something more than that.

        A part of what is not paid by people who can technically afford not to pay taxes is covered with that amount.

        So people who earn as much as me but do not pay their taxes are not prosecuted and they can afford a D4.

        Eventually, we are given back what we paid in excess, and we can afford a D40.

        • huh?

          sorry bro/not bro/both not bro. and bro?, still sore from my taxed proctor exam the tax man tooketh, and now the tax man cometh again!! As the dude said derp…derp…derp xD So, um, mind sharing who does your taxes, I could sure use them! I’m good with my D700, sadly bought a week before this news, but I could use some more glass!

  • David

    What a silly device, you can’t even make a phone call with it!!!! 🙂

    Seriously nice camera, but a little pricey for my wallet and skill level. Looking forward to seeing where the D800 comes in as I’m looking forward to going FF at some point…

  • Not being over crazy about pixel peeping but looking at the samples,

    they don’t look that sharp at all. It might be the Jpeg noise reduction that’s making the pics “fuzzy” so I would have to judge it’s real potential looking at it’s RAW files but at this point, I am not that impressed.. Yet, again I haven’t seen the official samples of the 1DX. But as of now, if my $6K is going towards the 1DX.

    • Douglas Adams

      I think that wouldn’t be a problem to you…considering that you already have all Canon gear and no Nikon…probably some rebel or something. Do you Canon troll?!

  • Art

    All of Nikon’s sample images have been resized down to 700×465. The sample images look beautiful even at ISO 6400 but quite frankly, with that much pixel binning, what do you expect? I can get some pretty amazing low light photos with my D300 if I resize them small enough. I sure hope that Nikon will provide links to the original full size photos.

    • Clark Tanaka

      Hello Art
      Well, if you go to the link I posted, they got full size images and they look really fuzzy when viewed 100%. I’m just hoping it’s JPEG noise reduction. I first thought it was high ISO but they were shot at ISO 100.

      • Where’s my…

        My first impression too checking e.g. bride on boat with lantern was that D5100 gives better color and detail.

  • Is it just me or do the prism “shoulders” look all EOS-y curvy?

  • Ben

    A true dream for videographers and a disappointment for photographers. Nikon had to sacrifice a lot of photography related features to introduce to us an award winning video camera.

    • The Manatee

      Congrats on authoring one of the most inane non sequiturs in this thread. I’m a sports photojournalist and wildlife photographer in my spare time and from my perspective there is plenty to love from this new iteration. Read ALL the specs and check out Jared Polin’s 30 minutes breakdown of the Nikon D4 on YouTube.

      • Siggi

        Bull’s-eye! And roger-that, sentiment.

  • Jabs

    Congratulations to Nikon Corp. and also Nikon Rumors for all this delicious camera information and this released camera SYSTEM!

    Wow – digital has been taken to a new and unreal level.
    Now, we get the benefits of FX, DX and some CX modes in a really fast camera.

    It will take some testing to see how fast and responsive this new ‘beast’ of a camera is but judging by the newly posted images, it is clearly better than any existing 35mm DSLR including the legendary D3S. Images look clean and well saturated and video modes look great plus recording time of 20 minutes almost makes it capable of recording a 30 minute show minus the commercials or ads – LOL!

    Great capabilities and foresight from Nikon as well but now on to the plethora of accessories from Nikon and others to attach to this beast. Video Recorders like ones from NewTek ( will love this camera and its’ HDMI output for Live Broadcasting use too. New level of performance from that Expeed 3 Sub-System and perhaps lots of onboard memory within the camera. Being able to monitor signals via the rear LCD is awesome and the headphone/audio out connector is just waiting for some digital ‘love’. Wonder if the HDMI also has digital audio out as well or just uncompressed video out?

    Nikon threw a ‘bomb’ on us with this camera and repercussions are about to be heard. Loving this camera system! Glad that they kept the Wi-Fi external plus integrated it in the camera system now closely plus the Web Interface will spur new Software integration – NICE! Finally, we can see in the dark as well as shoot in the dark via the lit controls. Like a MacBook lit keyboard now!

    Great Nikon camera and now for the D800 and the D4X later on perhaps.
    Like the 16:9 aspect ratio HD choices in different formats too from FX to basically CX. Now, we can shoot with a D4 and a V1 and then seamlessly add/mix footage in Post – great move Nikon. D4 and V1 for main Video and PnP or Picture in Picture – Nice forward thinking.

    Nikon’s on a ROLL!

    • Siggi


  • Mark

    Woah. This is absolutely phenomenal. A worthy upgrade for anyone without one.

    That being said, I REALLY can’t wait to see what the D800 has in store now. Hopefully it retains all of the video capabilities, with ISO 1-2 stops above D700. If that’s the case, it’s going to be one hell of a camera! Beautiful camera, this one. I wish I wandered across $8k to buy the camera and the lens. Phenomenal.

    The next round of Dxxxx cameras are going to be the equivalent of a D300s in a D40 body! hahahahaaa. It’s a wonder what else they can really improve THAT much on to have a D5 at all. Maybe interchangeable, operator-chosen sensors (IR, Full Spectrum, Visible FX, Hot Rod, etc) (by the flip of a switch, completely inside the camera)


    • PS. I’d REALLY love to see some spectacular videos taken with this beast. What’s the deal with the lack of those?


    • Dominik

      Mark, the D800 is rumoured to be 36mp so I wouldn’t be expecting ISO better than the D700. If anything it will be worse at full resolution which I guess is where pixel binning could come in at 12/18mp.

      I’d be expecting ISO performance similar to the D7000.

      The target market is landscape and studio photographers who will spend most of the time shooting at ISO 100.

      Pros shooting sports, weddings, PJ, etc. will of course use the D4.


  • John Richardson

    For Sale:
    1 x Left Testicle. (very rare as it’s the ONLY left one I have)

    Will take cash or trade for Nikon D4

  • I love what this camera will have. Some minor nitpicks:
    1. I would have preferred two CF cards as opposed to “future proofing” it with the new card format. The redunancy feature would have been nice to keep.
    2. Not sure about losing the ae/af lock button. I always use it, not the AF/on button. Going to take getting used to.
    3. The wireless WT-5, which is apparently around 500 Euros, is pretty pricey. What it can do seems amazing. But this feature could, and probably should, have been built right into the camera. Even so, it will be a hard unit to resist.
    4. I get adding the thumb joystick for portrait mode, but adding a second one beside the thumbpad for landscape? Was that necessary?
    5. New battery may distrupt continuity of similar batteries to older models, but for me, that should not be an issue.

    • Alex

      I AGREE!!!
      Loosing the ae/af lock button is a sad thing too me too 😐

    • Siggi

      Admittedly, I haven’t yet endeavored to reading all the D4 specs now available throughout the web but is it conceivable that there may be a user-assignable button option[s] in lieu of a dedicated AF/AE-lock button[s]? Just putting that notion out there.

  • Robert Falconer

    Joe McNally’s thoughts on the D4 (that he can now reveal) >>

    The D4 brochure features images shot by him with the camera.

    • I love his trash talk about the guys on Nikon Rumors.
      Eh, Peter?

      • Joe is a nice guy with a sense of humor, I am sure he did not mean it.

        • Siggi


        • I thought it was hilarious.

          • teko

            And accurate 😀

      • MashingTheGas

        Ooohhhh… snap!

  • Holy shit.

  • Wait. If this camera can only do 60FPS, where the hell did they get enough frames to have super duper ultra fantastic sexy slow-mo seen at 5:00 in the HD Video samples?


    • Twixtor. You can see artifacting in his left paddle.

      • SZRimaging

        Or similar plugin/program. There are actually a few out there, and they all seem to work a bit differently. Some handle certain situations better than others.

        That is, unless you happened to work on the production and know for sure it was Twixtor.

  • D3Snow

    It’s time to sell your D3S for $3000 on ebay….GOOOO

    • Jeremy


    • Dan

      Hahahaha. NEVER !!!

      • mikils

        HEHE! over my dead body.

  • Clark Tanaka

    If they only made faster (in terms of AF motor speed) lenses..
    I mean, even if the D4 is capable of faster AF, the lens it self won’t catch up.. right?

  • D800

    I hope the D800 is not too far away.

    D800, D800, D800, nowww…

  • Jason

    I think we’re all missing an important point here – were those pictures earlier this week real or fake?

  • ImageX
    • bigbt


    • bigbt

      in for 1. i was a little slow i think. My email confirmation shows 2:47 est. How’s that compare to the rest of you FREAKS up at 3am?!?

  • Alesi
  • Apollo

    Cool, new videocamera! Wow…Big disappointment Nikon. I bet the hardware is awesome but we need those same switches! I photograph sports and nature (birds, animals) and I use every switch. I hate that D7000 focusing switch, it’s annoying.

    Thank you Nikon for crippling the pro camerabody! This is camera for videographer than a photographer. Sorry Nikon, Canon won this round.

    • Don

      ….. I LOVE the D7000 focusing switch and I’m glad it’s on the D4. For me it’s fast… too bad you don’t like it…oh well, can’t have everything!

    • OsoSolitario

      “Sorry Nikon, Canon won this round”
      …. For sure, do you think Canon doesn’t think on video on their DSLR and 1Dx will be only addressed to photographs…..???
      Jesus, or some people has bird brains or there’s lot of trolls worldwide!

      • Apollo

        Oh come on! Canon is for more photograhper and videographer too (so is Nikon) but the changes that Canon made from 1D MK IV to 1Dx are bigger. More video stuff, but even MORE Photographic things. Nikon just added lots of video stuff, but just tiny amount new photographic things.

        I don’t say that Canon 1DX is just for photographers but Canon made more improvements on the photographic side, Nikon made more improvements on the Videography side, but Nikon did those things with the cost of photographic loses. More buttons for video…ffs…The middle button to start rec was good enough, why do we need a spare rec button?

        You sir, if you think that I’m a troll, you are a newbie to a internet…

  • D800

    Here’s the website of CP + Show (that hopefully D800 will be announced):

    D4 is a slight upgrade to D3s, but D800 will be the ultimate camera, it will cause a big bang effect in photography !

  • MJr

    I always love how they make these camera product videos computer animated so that the photographers don’t have a job !

  • rara

    Those full resolution shot at 6400 image samples look great! Has anyone found similar samples from the 1dx?

  • Alex

    why is this model look similar with other canon models ?:(

    • OsoSolitario

      Why modern cars (TV, electric apliances, cellular phones..) look each other like a dot of water?
      I LOVE D4 dessign!

  • alastair lever

    why do we in the uk have to pay 1440 dollars more than our american cousins over the pond.
    really p*****s me off. I will have to wait and try it out before making any decisions on a purchase but so far not incredibly impressed. I don’t shoot video I’m a photographer I shoot Architectural, interior and a lot of portraits. The slr is actually really handy in these fields but for a few thousand more pounds you can buy a Hasselblad H4D-31 with 80mm Lens kit or similar. I think it might be time to sell some of my more specialized lenses keep my D3 for certain jobs that would suit it more and go down the medium format route. I use leaf backs regularly and the quality difference that the true 16 bit and larger chip size give are astounding and make post production time and work much simpler.
    Sorry nikon but your continued pandering to people who want to shoot in the dark as opposed to the rest of us who just want better quality in everyday situations has just made my mind up that I already own my last Nikon camera.

    • Siggi

      “why do we in the uk have to pay 1440 dollars more than our american cousins over the pond.”

      You want the short of it, mate? Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And I’m not being in the least bit flippant or insensitive. As far back as 1964, everything running on electricity sold in the USA had to have a least one Japanese manufactured component in it. Long story… Call it “nation building”. And I could right a book on it, and the Japanese tourists on buying junkets to New York in the ’60s-’90s to get unheard of deals, particularly on cameras, otherwise unavailable even to them in Japan. (Then China “happened”.) Even US servicemen often paid more at the post-exchange then the would have in New York. Call it “tradition” now, guilt or habit.

      Hope I haven’t obfuscated my own point to incomprehensibility. (Really, please, someone explain to me what I just wrote…LOL)

      (BTW Ersatz Midlands boy, m’self. Cheers!)

      • Siggi

        Must make allowances for the meds: pardon the typos in the preceding.

        • Banksie

          It has nothing to do with ‘Japanese nation building’ today. Not anymore.

          Expensive German and Italian cars are cheaper in the US. Clothing is cheaper. Most products sold in the US market are less expensive than elsewhere. And it primarily has to do with currency differences and marketing strategies. In addition each country has their own fiscal strategies that have a big effect on the buying power of their citizens.

          Here’s an explanation:

  • Spooky

    Hell, was about time!!! Now the D800 please!

  • jim

    “Multi-area Mode Full HD Video: FX/DX, and 2.7x crop mode at 1080p video modes ” Are these crop modes only available while shooting video ? are these crop modes of 1.5x & 2.7x available while shooting stills, would it also bring down the Mp count ? Anyone aware ?

    • Watson

      Most likely not with the optical viewfinder… Zoom in with live view and crop it in post?

  • Nicola

    See?I was right,magnesium body,not carbon fiber.
    Ah ah.
    Mhy mighty enghyneering powers *pwned* all thy carbon worshippin bitches 😉

  • Tahir

    sir, kindly tell me what’s original price , & where i can get from Dubai? thanks

  • wojciech


    85mm 1.8 af-s! whoah 🙂
    i have 35, 50 1.8 and now i’d like to have this one…

    Nikon… maybe some 16mm 1.8 DX? ;D

  • Mc JoeNally

    Does anyone know if Cliff Mautner was given a D4 to beta test? I’d be curious to read his comments. Nothin on his blog yet, so just wondering if anyone else knows.

  • JohnBoy

    I’m sorry if this was discussed somewhere before….but is it just me or is the NIKON on the prisim VERY different in the video tour than those in the photos???


  • Finally, …a real competitor. I guess I have to get this one too…. especially the lens.

  • Rob

    WT-5 looks interesting (especially the bit about live view shooting via iPhone/iPad) but info is sparse at best…
    How much will it cost? (Does it come free with the D4 as the Amazon listing for the D4 implies?)
    How exactly does that thing attach to the camera?
    Will it work with other Nikon models?
    But mostly, how much will it cost?

  • SZRimaging

    Well great, now I have to choose between the 85mm f1.8 Nikkor on a D7000 or the 45mm f1.8 Olympus on an E-PM1….

    I think the Nikkor wins. The D7000 is a better portrait camera.

  • Zamzam

    Am I crazy to want GPS in these things? Seems like such a simple addition?

  • jastereo
  • Nicola Ciancaglini

    Here in the UK it sells for £4.8k!!! That’s a rip off!!!

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