Nikon D4 Review

The Nikon D4 is a 16.2-megapixel professional-grade full frame (35mm) digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) announced by Nikon Corporation on 6 January 2012. It succeeds the Nikon D3S and introduces a number of improvements including a 16.2 megapixel sensor, improved auto-focus and metering sensors and the ability to shoot at an extended ISO speed of 204,800. The camera was released in February 2012 at a recommended retail price of $5999.95. It is the first camera to use the new XQD memory cards.

The Nikon D4 is aimed at sports and action photographers and photojournalists. With a continuous shooting rate of 10fps, a 20-second burst would yield 200 full-resolution images with full metering and autofocus for each frame. If exposure and focus are locked, the shooting rate can be increased to 11fps.

16.4 effective megapixel Full-Frame (36 mm × 24 mm) sensor with ISO 100–12800 (ISO 50–204800 Boost)

Nikon Expeed 3 image/video processor

91,000 pixel RGB metering sensor with Advanced Scene Recognition System

Advanced Multi-CAM3500FX auto-focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type)

0.12 s start up time and 0.042 s shutter release delay.

Image sensor cleaning

Ten frames per second in continuous FX mode (eleven frames per second with auto-exposure and auto-focus disabled)

Buffer for 100 RAW or 200 JPEG frames in one burst

Built-in HDR and time lapse modes

Built-in 10/100 base-T Ethernet port for data transfers and tethered shooting.
1080p Full HD movie mode at 24 fps worldwide and 25 or 30 depending on region, 720p at 25/50 or 30/60 fps, HDMI HD video out with support of uncompressed video output, stereo monitor headphone out, and stereo input (3.5-mm diameter) with manual sound level control.

Kevlar/carbon fibre composite shutter with a rating of 400,000 actuations
Live View with either phase detect or improved contrast detect Auto Focus
Virtual horizon indicates in Live View mode, also available during video capture
‘Active D-Lighting’ with 6 settings and bracketing (adjusts metering and D-Lighting curve)

Dual card slots, one CompactFlash UDMA and one XQD card slot (mirror, overflow, back-up, RAW on 1/JPEG on 2, Stills on 1/Movies on 2, copy)
Fully weather sealed with O-rings

GPS interface for direct geotagging supported by Nikon GP-1

Nikon D4 magnesium-alloy frame

The D4 achieved the fourth-best result in the DXOmark sensor rating, only beaten by two versions of the Nikon D800 and a medium format, 80-megapixel camera (Phase One IQ180)

Nikon D4 16.2MP Digital SLR Camera – Shutter Count 29,939 £635.0 

Nikon D D4 16.2MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Body only) fully functional £942.0 

Nikon D4s DSLR Camera Body in original box with accessories. XQD CF model £1799.99 

Nikon D4 Body Only Digital SLR Camera – USED £1399.99 

Nikon D4s Digital SLR Camera Body Battery & Charger Free UK Post £1899.99 


Ex Condition Nikon D4s DSLR Camera Body, Low Actuations, Boxed w/all Accessories £2879.0 

Nikon D4s Full Frame Professional Digital SLR Camera Body Only boxed £3099.0 

Nikon D D4S 16.2MP Digital SLR Camera –  (Body only) – Shutter Count only 346 £3320.0 

Nikon D4 Full Format Digital Camera £1609.84 

Nikon D D4 16.2 MP SLR Digital Camera with 46.753 Releases £1976.88 

Nikon D D4 16.2MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Body only) £1460.0 

Nikon D4S 16.2MP Digital SLR Camera Body [Very Good] from Japan (333-P01)  £2799.0 

Nikon D4S 16.2MP Digital Camera Body Shutter count-88,423 [Excellent] (333-P02) £2799.0 

Nikon D D4S 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera Black Body EXC+++ £5070.0