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Rumor: Nikon Will Announced New High-end DSLR Cameras D4 and D400 on August 24

2011-07-28 04:50
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There will be some exciting new cameras announcement from Nikon next month. According to Nikon Rumors, Nikon has scheduled press events all over the globe for the date of August 24th. It's highly likely that this is related to the new DSLR camera release, possibly the Nikon D4 and D400 DSLR cameras. 

Let's review the release timeline from Nikon - the Nikon D1 was released in June 1999, then came the D2H in July 2003, and the Nikon D3 and D300 were announced around 4 years ago back in August of 2007. Based on this 4 years release cycle, it is likely that Nikon D4 will be released around August of 2011, i.e. 4 years after D3 was released. Since the D3 & D300, Nikon have released three DSLR models - the Nikon 24.5 Megapixels D3X announced in December 2008 (high resolution model of the D3), Nikon 12.1 Megapixels D3S announced in October 2009 and Nikon 12.3 Megapixels D300S announced in July 2009 (replaced the D3 and D300). These existing line of high-end DSLR cameras are all due for renew, especially the D3S and D300S at around 12 Megapixels resolution. All the competitors already moved up to higher resolution sensor like the Canon 18 Megapixels EOS 7D, or Canon 21.1 Megapixels EOS 5D Mark II and the Sony Alpha 24.6 Megapixels DSLR-A900 (the rumored DSLR-A920 replacement will come with 32 Megapixels sensor). Here's the rumored Nikon D4 technical specifications:

  • Nikon D4 (replaces D3S)
  • Sensor size 36.0 x 23.9mm Full Frame FX format
  • Sensor type CMOS sensor
  • Sensor resolution 18-32 Megapixels are quoted in rumors (possibly like the Sony's DSLR-A920 32 Megapixels sensor)
  • ISO Sensitivity ISO 200 to ISO 12800 (Extendable to 102400 or 204800)
  • Continuous Burst Speed 10 fps in FX (11fps in DX mode)
  • Focus System Multi-CAM 3500FX 51-point AF
  • Video Mode Full HD 1920x1080p (24, 25, 30, 50, 60fps) with Stereo sound & AF
  • LCD 3-inch (1.04 million dots) VGA LCD with 3:2 ratio and viewing angle of 170 degree
  • Network Possibly with built-in Wifi connectivity


Nikon D4 Sample Photos on Flickr



Nikon D4 Camera Reviews Roundup


Digital Camera Review - Dec 30 2012
"Still image quality is excellent and while I can't say that the D4's images trump those of the D3s (for the most part, the two are pretty similar), but the jump from 12 megapixels to 16 megapixels may appeal to a broad section of D3s users. While some may complain that they'd prefer 21 megapixels but considering the camera's exceptional low light/high ISO c..." More »
100out of 100
NeoCamera - Nov 20 2012
"Ultimately, it is the image quality that makes a camera worth buying. For a digital SLR, image quality greatly depends on the lens used. While color, noise, contrast and exposure are properties of the camera, distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberrations are properties of the lens. Sharpness depends on the weakest link. So, the camera cannot capture more..." More »
100out of 100
RegHardware - Aug 03 2012
"Like its older brother this camera is king of low light photography but whilst the image quality is essentially the same between the two models, the D4 definitely steps up performance. Not only is the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine is able to deliver increased continuous shooting speed, but the RGB metering sensor serving the camera's scene recognition sy..." More »
90out of 100
CNET US - Jul 18 2012
"Without question the D4's photo quality is excellent, with a great noise profile. Its JPEGs look clean as high as ISO 1600, and are decent at ISO 3200 -- there you start to see some detail degradation -- and usable at ISO 6400, depending upon content. I compared the in-camera NR off to the normal at ISO 1600, and didn't really see much of a difference in th..." More »
89out of 100

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