Nikon D4 Official Specs Confirmed, $6K Price Point

Nikon D4

Lots of leaking on the Nikon D4 around the web today.  Basically, all the specs that we’ve heard recently turn out to be the real deal.  The price is gonna hurt a bit at $6000.  Hopefully, Nikon will keep the D800 in the sub-$3000 market, eh?

Regardless, it looks like the Canon 1D X has a real bit of competition from Nikon now – not to mention that the D4 looks to beat the 1D X to market by a month or so.

Take a look at the specs below to see how closely these cameras match up. [Read more...]

Nikon D4 Only Days Away?

Nikon D4

The latest leaks and rumors peg the Nikon D4 for unveiling just prior to CES 2012.  A Nikon press invitation (see below) suggests something big is happening on January 6 and Nikon Rumors is convinced that the Nikon D4 with its 16MP FX sensor, XQD card format and lightning-fast frame rate of 11 fps is what’s coming.

That, and the above photo is of the real Nikon D4. [Read more...]

Another Nikon D800 Image

Nikon D800

Looks like another Nikon D800 image may have leaked out.  The above image from Nikon Rumors is claimed to be a side view of the Nikon D800, which accompanies the previously-leaked front and rear images.

The Nikon D800 is rumored to be coming in January or February 2012 and features a 36MP full frame image sensor, along with 1080p video capture at 30p, 25p and 24p frame rates.

Nikon D4 with 16MP and XQD Cards Coming Soon?

Nikon D4

It looks like both the Nikon D4 and D800 may be just around the corner.  Nikon Rumors picked up word that the full frame Nikon D4 would show up in January at or around PMA/CES 2012.

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.

Nikon 18-105mm Lens Update?

Nikon 18-105mm

Nikon Rumors has been keying in on a new DX format lens for a few weeks now.  It seems like it’s one that won’t go away.  So, as they say, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

Recently, I received word of an updated version of Nikon’s DX 18-105mm VR lens.  I didn’t pass it along because it seemed like an odd lens to update; however, as the rumormill has continued to churn, there could be something to this.  And, the 18-105mm has been a big kit lens for a couple of generations or so of DX format DSLRs.  So, maybe there’s something to it, maybe not.

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