Nikon Rumors cites a high level of confidence for a 16.2MP shooter that can capture 11 fps and will use the recently announced XQD memory cards.
Nikon D4 Rumored Specs
- 16.2 MP
- 11 fps
- 100-102,400 ISO (exp. to ISO 50 and ISO 204,800)
- CF and XQD card slots
- Compatible with new Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter
- Integrated ethernet
- Face detection/recognition
- Improved video
- Uncompressed video out via HDMI
- Smooth aperture control during video capture
- Improved 51 AF points
- AF detection range down to EV-2.0 (the D3s went to EV -1)
- 9 cross-type AF sensors – operational up to f/8
Lots of questions about the camera still; however, should these turn out to be the real deal, the Nikon D4 looks to be a direct response to Canon’s recently-introduced EOS 1D X. The AF operation at f/8 is sure to stir the forums and may be enough to sway the frustrated birders out there if the AF speed at f/8 is up to snuff.
Additionally, Nikon has lagged behind on video features thus far in the HDSLR race, so it will be interesting to see if this new flagship steps it up in that department as well and matches up to the seriously upgraded video features in the 1D X.