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The Nikon D4 is a professional caliber DSLR with a full-frame 16.2-megapixel full-format CMOS sensor supporting a maximum native ISO of 102,400 (204,800 extended). Both Full-HD 1080p and 720p video can be recorded. Face detection and illuminated hardware buttons are among other additions. In addition to regular Compact Flash, the D4 is also compatible with the new XQD memory card format.

Description

Nikon's D3s made waves with its ability to support an extended ISO of up to 102,400--making the camera nearly capable of night-vision shooting with relatively low noise. The D3s also brought 720p video capture to Nikon's flagship line.

Nikon's flagship DSLR, the D3x, introduced one of the highest resolution CMOS sensors to be used in a DSLR--24.5 MP--to the D3's chassis at the expense of a lower maximum ISO and slower continuous shooting.

Canon's new flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X, is a full-frame 18-megapixel camera with three processors and greatly expanded low-light sensitivity. It's got two CompactFlash card slots, captures 1080p30 and 720p60 video, has a 14 frame per second continuous shooting mode, an incredible 51,200 native ISO — expandable to 204,800, and Canon's cut the shutter lag down to 0.036 seconds.

The second coming of Canon's full-frame EOS 5D, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II features an improved LCD monitor (bumped to 3 inches with 920k-dot resolution), HDMI output, and a new 21.1-megapixel sensor inherited from the higher-end 1Ds.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 03/2012
  • Price at launch: $5,999.95

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 11/2009
  • Price at launch: $5,199.95
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 12/2008
  • Price at launch: $7,999.95
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: July 2012
  • Price at launch: $6,799.00
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: November 2008
  • Price at launch: $2,699.00

Pricing (body only)

  • Price at launch: 5199.95 $
  • Price at launch: 7999.95 $
  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 6.28 inches
  • Height: 6.18 inches
  • Depth: 3.44 inches
  • Weight: 2.73 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 6.28 inches
  • Height: 6.18 inches
  • Depth: 3.44 inches
  • Weight: 2.69 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 6.2 inches
  • Height: 6.4 inches
  • Depth: 3.3 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 5.98 inches
  • Height: 5.33 inches
  • Depth: 2.95 inches
  • Weight: 1.79 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Sensor size: 35mm "full frame"
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.2 megapixels

Sensor

  • Sensor size: 35mm "full frame"
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 12.1 megapixels
  • Sensor size: 35mm "full frame"
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 24.5 megapixels
  • Sensor size: 35mm "full frame"
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 18.1 megapixels
  • Sensor size: 35mm "full frame"
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 21.1 megapixels
  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 204800
  • Focus points: 51
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 11 FPS

Controls

  • Minimum ISO: 200
  • Maximum ISO: 102400
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 8000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 51
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 9 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 200
  • Maximum ISO: 6400
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 8000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 51
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 5 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 50
  • Maximum ISO: 204800
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 8000
  • Slowest shutter speed (1/n): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 61
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 14 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 50
  • Maximum ISO: 25600
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 8000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 15
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 3.9 FPS
  • Size: 3.2 inches
  • Resolution: 921000 dots
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes

Display

  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 921000 dots
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 921000 dots
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Size: 3.2 inches
  • Resolution: 1040000 dots
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 920000 dots
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 30, 60

Video

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 720p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24
  • Video capture: No
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 25, 30, 50, 60
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 25, 30
  • Supported video formats: H.264
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG

Software

  • Supported video formats: Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Supported video formats: H.264
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Nikon F

Lens

  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Nikon F
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Nikon F
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Canon EF
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Canon EF
  • Focal length (wide): 24 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 105 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 4
  • Image stabilization: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • GPS: Optional

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • GPS: Optional
  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • GPS: Optional
  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • GPS: Optional
  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • GPS: Optional
  • Supported media: CompactFlash (CF Type I), CompactFlash (CF Type II), XQD
  • Multiple card slots: Yes

Storage

  • Supported media: CompactFlash (CF Type I), CompactFlash (CF Type II)
  • Multiple card slots: Yes
  • Supported media: CompactFlash (CF Type I), CompactFlash (CF Type II)
  • Multiple card slots: Yes
  • Supported media: CompactFlash (CF Type I), CompactFlash (CF Type II)
  • Multiple card slots: Yes
  • Supported media: CompactFlash (CF Type I), CompactFlash (CF Type II)
  • Microphone input: Yes

Audio

  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Proprietary, Accessory shoe, HDMI, Ethernet

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Proprietary, Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI, 3.5mm stereo audio, Flash Sync
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Proprietary, Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI, 3.5mm stereo audio, Flash Sync
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Proprietary, Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI, 3.5mm stereo audio, Flash Sync, Ethernet
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI mini
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

  • Model: EN-EL4, EN-EL4a
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: EN-EL4, EN-EL4a
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: LP-E4N, LP-E4
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: LP-E6
  • Removable: Yes

Flash

Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional)

Bundled accessories

DK-17 Eyepiece
DK-17 Eyepiece
Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
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