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Nikon D4

£4,225.00
Pocket Lint Hot Product Trusted Reviews Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning SLR camera, perfect for portrait photography
SLR 16.2MP CMOS Black Aug 2013
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Nikon D4 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon D4 number 285 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 56?

It has excellent expert reviews with an average expert rating of 91%, based on 35 reviews. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se plus three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Camcorderinfo.com plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The D4 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Very heavy
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 207 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 258 in wildlife photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 250 in sports photography cameras.
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Nikon D4 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon D4?

The Nikon D4 is 160mm wide and 90.5mm tall. It is 156.5mm deep and weighs 1.2kg.

Nikon D4 front dimensions

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Nikon D4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded of all the digital cameras.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by websites Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbillede.dk, Lydogbilde.no and Ephotozine all of whom thought that this camera was great.

Websites Camcorderinfo.com, Reviewed.com, PC Mag and CNET.com.au all thought that this camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at review websites Theregister.co.uk and Trusted Reviews both recommend this Nikon camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Gold" award by website What Digital Camera who decided that this Nikon camera was fantastic.

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

Excellent Expert Reviews

35 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine have rated this camera on average 91%. This means that camera experts think this Nikon camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 30,771 expert and user reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £4,225.00 it is more expensive than 99% of cameras.

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Average Megapixels

The Nikon D4's sensor megapixels of 16.2MP is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the Nikon D4 of 1.2kg is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 2% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D4 has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D4 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D4 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D4 has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon D4 of 3.2" is in the largest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9".

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Nikon D4 of 921,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 23% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D4 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Nikon D4 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D4 has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon D4 supports Full HD video. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D4 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 424 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. 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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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D4 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera was released in August 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 7454y117434
Barcodes 00018208923076

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