Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Continuous-servo (AF-C), Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only, Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only, Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder, Normal area, Single-servo AF (AF-S), Wide area
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12mm circle in center of frame; Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses) ;Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
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.
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, HDMIHD 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