Nikon D4 DSLR Camera

Nikon’s preceding designs like the D3 has shown much muscle for extremely serious photographers. A large body, powerful sensor, and many other features took the rage for professional photography though they were offered a bit pricey to the public. Today we take the chance to see a new professional DSLR camera from Nikon, the D4.

The Nikon D4 took a lot of hereditary traits from its predecessors, and for the design, there’s not much change except for a deeper size and is now lighter by almost 2.2 ounces. As an additional upgrade, the D4 from Nikon also comes with a more performing slot for XQD cards, which is helpful in maintaining file and component integrity over time. Furthermore, the D4 also comes in a more optimized body, making spaces between controls and buttons ample enough, thus making association with controls easier. Like D3, the D4 still comes with a lot of controls on the interface, but these are but helpful in giving users instant access to modes or filters.

Observable also on the Nikon D4 is the expansion to more control over video shooting. The AF/MF positioning autofocus dial at the front, the new live view/video activation controls, and a pre-built top plate video trigger all help in accommodating video, though for still photographers, the controls may flood the surface too much.

More with the hardware, the new D4 from Nikon comes in a better package, though for some, a kit lens is not at all included for the big price of around $6000. Nevertheless, we are still grateful for the company because of how they cater to Nikon fans by still integrating the F-mount for real-time Nikon lens compatibility. For the sensor, there’s a huge jump from D3’s 12.1MP to 16.2MP, and is now much more ultra-sensitive with a native ISO of 100-12800 and can extend up to 204,800. Noise and graininess for that high level is expectably obvious, but it doesn’t matter at all because not a majority is using that much sensitivity.

One big uptime for the Nikon D4 is the viewfinder, which I find myself awed to. The information are all accommodating without impeding to your clear native view, and is very much comfortable even when viewed a few millimeters away. Moreover, there’s also a thin plastic cover that serves as a shield (maybe against extreme light, I am not sure), which makes it different from among other Nikon models.

Compared also to competitors’ professional cameras, the Nikon D4 gets a score higher in its 921l-dot display and is now even bigger from 3-inch to 3.2-inch. The image quality is crisp and detailed enough and can even be automatically adjusted in brightness depending on the physical studio setting. Like other professional cameras also, this design from Nikon has a secondary display for instant viewing of camera’s current configurations. The LCD is expectably lower in pixel count, is monochromatic, and is also capable of being lit on making the information accessible in dark rooms.

There’s also an almost-universal flash slot on top of the Nikon D4, though sadly there’s no pre-installed flash for this DSLR. Nevertheless, the slot is smart enough to sync flash settings for up to a speed of 1/8kth, which is very high. More with the available slots are: a mini-USB and mini-HDMI, 3.5mm audio in and out ports, a wired Ethernet port, peripheral socket, and a socket and flash sync terminals at the front. While there is no built-in flash, there is however a built-in stereo mic for audio recording.

And if you want to know more about some additional features this D4 discreetly brags about, they are: a powerful 51-point autofocus sensor that plays well for you under the trickiest of light, a very rapid 12.1fps burst shooting, a climate-adapting battery (but comes in a shorter life of just about 2600 shots), great quality photos in almost all situational shooting, superb video quality, and the company-guaranteed ease of use from automatic features like image processing to manual AF setting.

The price of about $6000 for the Nikon D4 is too heavy for two people to carry, but for photographers, a camera this price is still worth the buy without the worries.

Nikon D4 DSLR Camera Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 270,000.00 (Body Only)

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