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Nikon D4 Digital Camera

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SLR 16.2MP CMOS Aug 2013
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35 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

The writers at Ephotozine, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this SLR digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, Camcorderinfo.com, CNET.com.au and Reviewed.com all of whom thought that this Nikon digital camera was outstanding.

The editors of Trusted Reviews and Theregister.co.uk both wrote that concluded that they would endorse this SLR digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewer at What Digital Camera said that this digital camera was excellent and gave it their "Gold" award.

The reviewer at one other expert review site decided that this camera was good. Pocket Lint gave this Nikon camera a "Hot Product" award.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-four expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this SLR digital camera is 91 out of 100. This means that experts think this camera is one of the very best SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Good Video Capture

Some Nikon D4 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Shutterbug.com said in their review of the Nikon D4 four years ago “The Nikon D4 is a large sized, 16MP, lightning fast D-SLR, with high-definition video capability good enough to satisfy an independent film producer”. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned “Still, in moderate low light the Nikon D4 was incredible (as the sample videos above can attest” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon D4 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Wired.com wrote in their Nikon D4 review “The 12.1-megapixel Nikon D3S was a veritable low-light killer, capable of shooting crisp images even in poor lighting without a flash.”. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned five years ago “If you thought the Nikon D3s was the ultimate DSLR for photojournalism, sport and low light photography, then think again” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Excellent highISOsensitivity photos are among the Nikon 4's standout qualities”.

A number of Nikon D4 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “It features a new 16.2 megapixel full frame sensor, 11fps shooting, Full HD video”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “Offers extremely rapid focusing and continuous shooting”. Expert website Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Usability tweaks will ensure that every shooting situation is catered for” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A number of people considered that it had a good ISO range. Five years ago expert website Neocamera.com mentioned in their Nikon D4 review “This large professional DSLR has a full-frame 16 megapixels sensor which reaches a class-leading ISO 204,800 and can shoot continuously at 11 FPS for over 15 seconds”. Avhub.com.au said “Great high ISO performance”. Avhub.com.au also said “Huge ISO range”.

A few Nikon D4 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Five years ago Cnet.com wrote “The company's update to its D3S pro body, kicks it up a notch in all respects -- higher-resolution sensor, faster continuous-shooting performance, better” in their review of the Nikon D4.

One customer who purchased it thought it was good in low light. Three years ago Avhub.com.au wrote “Amazing lowlight abilities” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Two Nikon D4 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Five years ago expert website Pocket-Lint.com said in their review “Every so often a top-of -the-range DSLR rears its head with the promise of the ultimate in design, performance and image quality”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Nikon D4 review “More rounded and ergonomic design with lower pentaprism still lets you see 100 percent of what youre shooting through the viewfinder”.

One Nikon D4 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was smooth.

One Nikon D4 owner concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site Digit.in gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The full frame sensor renders beautiful images and the rugged build of the camera makes it ideal for shooting in pretty much any condition”.

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Good Brand

We checked 15,565 expert and user reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its SLR cameras.

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Good Product Quality

A few Nikon D4 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Five years ago expert website Popphoto.com mentioned “Excellent image quality to ISO 800”. Avhub.com.au wrote “Best video quality we have seen so far”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Superb image quality”.

Easy to Use

Some Nikon D4 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “We were impressed with the camera's exquisite depth of field control.”. Three years ago Avhub.com.au said in their review of the Nikon D4 “Video implementation, including manual audio control, is great”.

A number of customers who bought this digital camera thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg said “It's wildly exciting to hold and use one of the best DSLR cameras in the world” in their review of this digital camera. Avhub.com.au wrote “Improved handling and comfortable grip”.

One person who bought the Nikon D4 concluded that it was easy to handle. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “The design changes made since the D3s make a significant and positive impact on the handling of the Nikon D4” in their review and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

A few people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au said “Versatile connectivity options”.

Robust

Some customers who purchased the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Hardwarezone.com.sg said “This camera is tough, weather-sealed” in their Nikon D4 review. Avhub.com.au said three years ago “Built for rugged use” in their review.

Some customers who bought the product thought it was well made. Videomaker.com wrote “Though they had an already near-perfect camera in the D800, Nikon conjured up an even more solidly built”. Avhub.com.au wrote “Build quality is excellent”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few people who purchased the Nikon D4 considered that it was noisy. Ephotozine.com wrote five years ago “The Nikon D4 shows a good level of detail, excellent colour, low noise” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Hardwarezone.com.sg said also five years ago “Along with its amazing high ISO low noise sensitivity, fast frames per second shooting rate”. Avhub.com.au said “Classleading image noise” in their Nikon D4 review.

Good Quality Lens

A number of customers concluded that it had a good autofocus. Avhub.com.au said in their Nikon D4 review three years ago “Fast and accurate autofocus”.

Good Technical Features

Four people who bought it concluded that it had good features. Five years ago expert website Cnet.com wrote “A host of attractive new features” in their review of this digital camera. Asia.cnet.com mentioned “The Nikon D4 offers enough important features such as Ethernet”. Five years ago Cnet.com.au said “The Nikon D4 offers enough important features like Ethernet and wireless connectivity, plus a huge improvement in video to make the upgrade very worthwhile” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Size

A number of Nikon D4 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was a good body shape. Cnet.com said in their review of the Nikon D4 on expert review site CNET.com “For Nikon devotees looking for the fastest body available”. Popphoto.com mentioned five years ago “Pro-level shooters who want the most sophisticated Nikon body to date” in their review. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Ergonomic body” in their review.

One Nikon D4 owner reckoned that the Nikon D4 was a good depth.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good structurally. Five years ago expert website Reviewed.com said in their review “The Nikon D4 is the remarkable flagship professional DSLR for the company's line, with high-speed shooting, durable construction”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon D4 owner who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D4 “A big, bright optical viewfinder” and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased the Nikon D4 concluded that it had a good battery life. Avhub.com.au said three years ago “Great image quality, superb autofocus system in all conditions, great design (improvements), excellent movie mode, fast burst mode, long-lasting battery life”.

Good Support

One Nikon D4 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D4 have display diagonals of between 2.5" and 3.2". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D4 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the D4.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D4 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support Full HD video.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Four Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D4 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D4. The image formats supporteds "NEF", "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Nikon D4 has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the D4.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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51 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

51 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have between 1 and 799 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Nikon D4 which has 51 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 424|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon D4 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D4. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon D4 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D4.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D4 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivity "12800" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Features Seven Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon D4 is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Nikon camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Face detection", "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon D4 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Nikon camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the D4. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon D4 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D4.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Nikon D4 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Nikon digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon D4 has a greater number of audio formats than most SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Nikon D4 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago do have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D4 does not support video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the D4.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D4 are not 3D. The Nikon D4 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D4 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D4 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon D4 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D4 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the D4 are not waterproof. The Nikon D4 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D4, the Nikon D4 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Nikon D4 has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D4. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only 2400 X 1344 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon D4 has a 2400 x 1344 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4928 x 3280, 3696 x 2456, 2464 x 1640, 4096 x 2720, 3072 x 2040, 2048 x 1360, 3200 x 2128, 2400 x 1592, 1600 x 1064, 4096 x 3280, 3072 x 2456, 2048 x 1640, 4928 x 2768, 3696 x 2072, 2464 x 1384, 3200 x 1792 and 1600 x 896 and 16. The worst still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Heavy

Cameras of this spec and age have weights of between 230g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g. With a weight of 1.2 kilograms, the Nikon D4 is one of the heavier cameras of this type and age amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D4

Released Over Three Years Ago

This SLR digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Megapixel

The Nikon D4 has a relatively typical megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the D4.

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XQD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports a CF|XQD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Technical Details
Self-Timer

12 Awards

CNET.com.au Editor's Choice reviewed.com Editor's Choice camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice theregister.co.uk Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Hot Product ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 6 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

Nikon stays true to the ?big pixel' philosophy of the original D3, and gives the D4 a set of upgraded features that are more significant in practice than they look on paper. It's not an... Read more…

Burst mode of 10 fps
Built for rugged use
Extensive weather sealing
51point AF system is very effective at tracking subjects and low light performance
Great high ISO performance
Battery life reduced to just 2200 shots
Quite heavy
Will require a rig for stabilizing when shooting video
Pricey
The camera's vertical and horizontal shooting experience could be a little more consistent

Street price: £5289 (body only) Resolution: 16.2Mp (4928x3280 pixels) Lens mount: Nikon F Focal length multiplication: 1x Focusing: 51-point selectable Burst rate: 11fps Write times (to XQD):...

7 February 2013

The Nikon D4 is a large sized, 16MP, lightning fast D-SLR, with high-definition video capability good enough to satisfy an independent film producer. At first, my thought was to see how the D4... Read more…

22 October 2012

The Nikon D600, D800 and D4 are the same camera inside! © 2012 KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved. This free website's biggest source of is when you use any of when you get anything,... Read more…

3 August 2012

Sometimes making a great camera a better one is more difficult than just making a great camera. The D4 fixes every little complaint pro users had over the previous model and adds some unexpected...

Theregister.co.uk

18 July 2012

The D4 is, in simple words, a dream camera. The full frame sensor renders beautiful images and the rugged build of the camera makes it ideal for shooting in pretty much any condition. There really...

17 July 2012

For Nikon devotees looking for the fastest body available, the D4 delivers...

16 July 2012

For Nikon devotees looking for the fastest body available, the D4 delivers...

22 June 2012

The Nikon D4 has some fairly big shoes to fill. Its predecessor, the 12.1-megapixel Nikon D3S was a veritable low-light killer, capable of shooting crisp images even in poor lighting without a... Read more…

22 June 2012

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