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Nikon D4 Digital Camera

£4,225.00
SLR 16.2MP CMOS Aug 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Twelve industry awards
Price makes it too expensive for most
Battery life reduced to just 2200 shots
77 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Second Card Slot is Sony's New and Expensive XQD Format

Two owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was expensive. Pocket Lint mentioned “Image quality isnt significantly better than Nikon 3S, pipped by the Canon 1D X in burst shooting speed, more expensive than most will be able to afford”. Five years ago Wired.com mentioned “Second card slot is Sony's new and expensive XQD format” nonetheless they scored it 80 out of 100.

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Price Makes it Too Expensive for Most

Two owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was expensive. Pocket Lint mentioned “Image quality isnt significantly better than Nikon 3S, pipped by the Canon 1D X in burst shooting speed, more expensive than most will be able to afford”. Five years ago Wired.com mentioned “Second card slot is Sony's new and expensive XQD format” nonetheless they scored it 80 out of 100.

Two customers who bought this digital camera said that it was not good value for money. Five years ago What Digital Camera said “The price point means its out of reach for most of us” in their review of this digital camera. Trusted Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Price makes it too expensive for most”.

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Not Cheap

We think this medium megapixel camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec. The price range of cameras of a similar age and spec is from £30 to £4,689.


Reviews

Twelve Industry Awards

Amongst medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, this medium megapixel camera is one of the most awarded by experts in digital cameras.

The writers at four expert review sites all decided that this camera was great. This Nikon digital camera received an "Especially Recommended" award from both Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se, it received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine and Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award.

This Nikon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites PC Mag, Camcorderinfo.com, CNET.com.au and Reviewed.com all of whom wrote that this medium megapixel camera was brilliant.

Review sites Trusted Reviews and Theregister.co.uk both decided that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Websites What Digital Camera said that this Nikon camera was exceptional and gave it their "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This camera has an average expert rating of 91 out of 100 based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews. That puts this medium megapixel camera in the top 2% of all the cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D4 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D4 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have an external flash connector.

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Picture Quality

Only 2400 X 1344 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D4 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera has a 2400 x 1344 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 384 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(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. Across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Power

Battery Life Reduced to Just 2200 Shots

Two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it did not have a good battery life. Five years ago Digit.in wrote in their review of this digital camera “Battery life reduced to just 2200 shots” nonetheless they rated the Nikon D4 80 out of 100. Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Ethernet connection sucks a lot of battery power”.


Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon D4 features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D4 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Four people who bought this digital camera agreed that it was noisy. Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Classleading image noise” and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “Low noise at ultrahigh ISOs” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Very low image noise” in their review of this digital camera.

Noise Control

Four people who bought this digital camera agreed that it was noisy. Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Classleading image noise” and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “Low noise at ultrahigh ISOs” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Very low image noise” in their review of this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D4 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon D4 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D4 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D4 supports live view, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D4 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon D4 features histogram. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D4 has a self-timer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features

A Gazillion Useful Features

Four customers reckoned that it had good features. Five years ago Cnet.com said on CNET.com “A gazillion useful features”. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com said “The Nikon D4 offers enough important features such as Ethernet”. Cnet.com also wrote “A host of attractive new features” in their review.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D4 has a microphone in. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon D4 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a headphone outputs.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon D4 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D4 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support PictBridge.

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Smart TV

Versatile Connectivity Options

Three owners who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Versatile connectivity options” in their review of the Nikon D4. Cnet.com.au mentioned “The Nikon D4 offers enough important features like Ethernet and wireless connectivity, plus a huge improvement in video to make the upgrade very worthwhile” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Ergonomic Body

Three people said in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Five years ago Techradar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Ergonomic body”. Expert website Cnet.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned also five years ago “For Nikon devotees looking for the fastest body available”. Expert website Popphoto.com mentioned “Pro-level shooters who want the most sophisticated Nikon body to date”.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good structurally. Reviewed.com said five years ago “The Nikon D4 is the remarkable flagship professional DSLR for the company's line, with high-speed shooting, durable construction” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Very Heavy

The weights of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera range from 20g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 1.2 kilograms, the Nikon D4 is very heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Support

Manual Audio Controls

Three owners who bought it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Avhub.com.au said “Backilluminated buttons help you set the camera in dark conditions” in their review of this digital camera. Videomaker.com said five years ago “Manual audio controls”.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Pcmag.com said “A big, bright optical viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera.

Ultrafast Autofocus

Five owners who bought the Nikon D4 concluded that it had a good autofocus. Neocamera.com said “Ultrafast autofocus”. Wired.com said “Separate 91 000pixel sensor is dedicated to light metering, autofocus and recognizing” in their review of this digital camera. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fast and accurate autofocus” .

1080p Movie Mode

Twelve customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Digit.in wrote in their review of this digital camera “Best video quality we have seen so far” . Engadget.com mentioned “1080p movie mode”. Videomaker.com mentioned “Uncompressed video via HDMI port” in their review of this digital camera.

10 Fps RAW Shooting

Thirteen owners who bought this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Asia.cnet.com mentioned five years ago “Excellent shooting performance”. Videomaker.com mentioned “10 fps RAW shooting” . Expert website Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The D800 has a remarkable 36.8 megapixels sensor from which the E version extracts even more imaging pe”.

Ten owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Engadget.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Superb image quality”. Five years ago Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Excellent high-ISO-sensitivity photos are among the Nikon 4's standout qualities”. Expert website Theregister.co.uk rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “If you thought the Nikon D3s was the ultimate DSLR for photojournalism, sport and low light photography, then think again” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Five years ago Engadget.com mentioned “Amazing lowlight abilities”. Digit.in mentioned “51point AF system is very effective at tracking subjects and low light performance” in their Nikon D4 review. Five years ago expert website Wired.com said “The 12.1-megapixel Nikon D3S was a veritable low-light killer, capable of shooting crisp images even in poor lighting without a flash.”.

Three owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Five years ago Digit.in wrote “Great high ISO performance”. Techradar said “Huge ISO range”.

Two owners who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned five years ago “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”.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D4 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera which do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D4 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. This camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 424 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon D4 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera, the Nikon D4's display diagonal of 3.2 inches is one of the largest. The display diagonals of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon D4 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Design

More Rounded and Ergonomic Design With Lower Pentaprism Still Lets You See 100 Percent of What You're Shooting Through the

Four owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was well designed. Avhub.com.au wrote “More rounded and ergonomic design with lower pentaprism still lets you see 100 percent of what youre shooting through the viewfinder” in their Nikon D4 review. Pocket Lint wrote “Great image quality, superb autofocus system in all conditions, great design (improvements), excellent movie mode, fast burst mode, long-lasting battery life”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Every so often a top-of -the-range DSLR rears its head with the promise of the ultimate in design, performance and image quality”.

One owner concluded that the product was ergonomic. One owner who reviewed it thought it was smooth. Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of this digital camera “Along with its amazing high ISO low noise sensitivity, fast frames per second shooting rate and smooth handing”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking.

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Built for Rugged Use

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was well made. Pdnonline.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Same tough and wellconsidered pro camera build with a lower pentaprism that offers 100 percent viewfinder coverage, speedier overall than the previous model (which was already speedy), higher resoluti” . Five years ago Digit.in wrote in their review of this digital camera “Built for rugged use”. Digit.in also mentioned “The full frame sensor renders beautiful images and the rugged build of the camera makes it ideal for shooting in pretty much any condition” in their review.

One person who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was strong and durable. Hardwarezone.com.sg scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said five years ago “This camera is tough, weather-sealed”.

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Noise Control

Five owners considered that this digital camera was easy to use. Asia.cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera “Video implementation, including manual audio control, is great” and rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Techradar wrote five years ago “Noise control” in their review of this digital camera. Videomaker.com said “Webbased camera control”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Five years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “Improved handling and comfortable grip”. In the same month expert website Techradar.com mentioned “The design changes made since the D3s make a significant and positive impact on the handling of the Nikon D4” in their Nikon D4 review.

One person who bought it said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg said “It's wildly exciting to hold and use one of the best DSLR cameras in the world”.

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Superb Image Quality

Eight customers who reviewed the Nikon D4 concluded that it was good quality. Asia.cnet.com wrote “Impeccable image quality, particularly at low ISO levels” . Five years ago Trusted Reviews said “Build quality is excellent”. Trusted Reviews also wrote “Image quality is exceptional” in their review.


Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

At only 0.7 times zoom factor, the Nikon D4 has a fairly low magnification compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the magnifications range from 0.17x to 20x, and the average magnification is 3.3x.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vba320ae, nikon 25482
Barcodes 00000001623715, 00018208923076

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