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A 35 mm camera that has a 36 x 23.9mm CMOS sensor and 16.2 megapixels. It can record video in full 1080p HD quality.

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This is a professional-level 35 mm DSLR camera with a 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor, 16.2 megapixels and EXPEED 3 to create crisp, colorful images

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It includes a 3.2-inch LCD screen that adjusts to account for the lighting for better visibility

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Its many features include a 51-point AF system to hone in on subjects and 10- to 11-frame per second continuous shooting

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Much lighter to carry than D3.

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Most adjustments are done within viewfinder. Much easier than working with buttons.

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Cons

Lens is not included

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This camera is expensive

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The Nikon D4 (Body Only) is a DSLR. It is a 35 mm camera that has a 36 x 23.9mm CMOS sensor and 16.2 megapixels. It can record video in full 1080p HD quality. This camera can record in four different file types and the 3.2-inch LCD screen adjusts brightness for better visibility. This digital camera offers continuous shooting with 10 to 11 frames per second, a 51-point AF system that hones in on subjects and EXPEED 3 processo that for up to 10 fps. Lens not included.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the "Over Exposure" Performance on these newer D4 and D800?

    I have the same 'over exposure' issue with my D90....didn't have that issue with my older D50. Not sure if Nikon has made some adjustments in the newer models. If shooting in bright sun light I have to remember to set the compensation to -7. On a recent trip to Red Rock Canyon, near Las Vegas I forgot to set and had quite a few shots that were completely over blown.

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Updates from D3

  • Weight: D4 weighs about 3 ounces less than the D3. (41.6 oz. vs D3s 43.7 oz.) 
  • FPS: 10/11 (D3s 9 FPS)
  • Buttons: Rear buttons are gone. Adjustments can be adjusted inside the viewfinder. 
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CMOS Sensor

The D4 includes a 16.2 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor. This camera can continuously shoot 10 to 11 frames per second.

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Autofocus System

The 51-Point autofocus system pinpoints a subject, even if the subject is moving or in low lit areas. It uses 15 cross-type sensors for contrast with f/5.6 or faster lenses. This camera’s new autofocus button provides faster AF shifting.

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Standard and Expandable ISO

This camera has a standard ISO of 100 to 12,800. It can also be set as low as 50 or as high as 204,800 for extreme light conditions.

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Video Recording

The D4 also records video in full 1080p high definition quality. It can record 24 or 30 frames per second for up to almost 30 minutes of video.

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LCD Screen

The camera includes a 3.2-inch LCD screen that shows images with 921,000-dot resolution. The screen shows the menu, settings, photos and video. It can enlarge 46 times to show the details of an image, and the Automatic Monitor Brightness Control adjusts the screen to account for lighting for better visibility. 

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Live View Shooting Modes

The camera includes Photography Live View and Movie Live View modes so you can watch what you shoot as you shoot it. This allows you to see the exposure, white balance, autofocus area and other features as you shoot to ensure they are set correctly.
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Wireless Transmitter Compatibility

This camera has WT-5A wireless transmitter compatibility so you can send images to a computer or FTP server with the Image transmission mode. You can select each image to send or have them automatically sent.  

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Shutter Unit with Mirror Balancer

The shutter was tested on over 400,000 cycles to ensure its ability. There is also a new shutter setting for a more quiet shutter. The mirror balancer feature prevents the down movement from causing too much bouncing. This improves the autofocus and allows a longer viewing time. 

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Picture Control Button

Features a picture control button, which includes six different settings. You can choose between portrait, landscape, standard, neutral, monochrome or vivid. You can also choose advanced, customized settings.  
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Color Matrix Metering

Analyzes a scene along with the optical viewfinder. This provides a better exposure, autofocus and white balance. 
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Flash Modes

  • First curtain shutter
  • Auto
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Slow rear curtain sync
  • Second curtain sync
  • Slow sync / red-eye reduction
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Additional Properties

  • Focus mode: Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
  • Remote control: ML-3, MC-21A, 22, 22A, 23A, 25A, 30, 30A, 36 & 36A (Optional)
  • Metering methods: 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
  • Exposure modes: Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 0.33 EV steps)
  • White balance modes: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Kelvin, Preset Manual, Shade
  • Flash compensation: 3 EV to +1 EV (in 0.33 or 0.5 EV steps)
  • Video file size and frame rate: 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
  • Self-timer: 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
  • Connectivity: 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • Battery: 1x EN-EL18 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 10.8VDC, 2000mAh
  • AC power adapter: EH-6b (Optional)
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
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