Nikon D4-the new Flagship has major video chops
The latest top of the line from Nikon brings out the best in HD Video capabilities, while maintaining it’s excellence in the pro still market.
With 1080p @ 24,25 and 30FPS being the standard, one of the biggest features on this camera is the ability to export full, uncompressed video out to an external drive. And an ISO range up to 204.800 gives you a sweet low light HD video recorder in a tight package.
And now a headphone jack so you can monitor the audio as it lays down on the media cards (or external Hard Drive)
I know. We are now touting all of the great video features of a DSLR.
The public demanded it, and for the photojournalists, they have been required to add that into their toolbox.
The majors have stepped up and provided the working pro and advanced amateur with some slamming tools.
How about a truly silent mode? Smaller files, but when you need it, you need it. You’ve probably guessed that it is an offshoot from the HD vid capabilities, and that works for us when we need it.
One thing that also caught our eye, was the WT-5 wireless transmitter, with a size so small, it’s a fit on the camera that barely breaks the line.
The introduction of the XQD card is a bold move, and a future proofing move by Nikon. With incredible read/write speeds, you be shooting about 150 shots at jpg fine. This is the kind of card you’ll be needing for the hefty in-camera video recording
It’s lighter than the previous D3s, so you’ll save your backs a bit. But all of the functionality you expect in a $6,000. camera
Our initial post gave you all of the stats, but you have to put this pup in your hands. The ergonomics are stellar, w/ the horizontal and vertical shooting and mode buttons in the right places.
Once we have the camera in our hands for a test run, we’ll report back in.
New batteries, new media cards, hefty video functionality, and 204,800 ISO?
yeah, we’ll take it.