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Nikon D4 Digital SLR Sample Photos

Sample photos from the new Nikon D4 Digital SLR - the full frame 16.3 megapixel Nikon camera.

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Nikon D4 Front Lens On
Nikon D4 Front Lens On

Here are a number of sample photos from a full production version of the Nikon D4 - Nikon's high end professional Digital SLR with a 16.3 megapixel full frame sensor, we used the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens. We will be adding more sample photos later today.

Nikon D4 White-balance test images

Nikon D4 ISO test images

Nikon D4 Digital filters

Nikon D4 Specifications

Effective Magnification1x
Image Sensor
Pixels16.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4928
Pixels (H)3280
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeFull Frame
Sensor Size (width)36mm
Sensor Size (height)23.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3.2in
Screen resolution921k dot
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • AF Fine Tuning (Micro Adjustment)
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • TTL
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity50 - 204800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-5
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting11fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
Video FPS30,25,24
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • CF
  • XQD
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)2600shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL18, Battery Charger MH-26, USB Cable UC-E15, USB Cable Clip, Camera Strap AN-DC7, Body Cap BF-1B, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2, Mic Stereo Input Jack for Stereo Microphone ME-1 UF-2

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pulsar69 18 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 11:51AM
Have just taken a look at the ISO3200 High Res sample and have to say its shockingly bad , more noise than my current 5d2 and its not even sharp , is there something wrong here ?
joshwa Plus
11 927 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 1:41PM

Quote:Have just taken a look at the ISO3200 High Res sample and have to say its shockingly bad , more noise than my current 5d2 and its not even sharp , is there something wrong here ?

That photo was a little soft, I've replaced with a sharper one. Noise reduction was on default settings. Thanks.
pulsar69 18 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 2:22PM
nice one thanks Josh , thats certainly sharper , it still however throws open a masssive question on the noise side of things especially if this was taken in daylight or similar , on that camera I would not be expecting to see noise at iso3200 or certainly not at that level !
ChrisV 15 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2012 4:25PM
Seeing high ISO samples elsewhere and compared with those from the D3s, I'd say the earlier camera is significantly better at higher sensitivities than its replacement. Comparing ISO 1k shots (the D3s' maximum), I'd say that even taking pixel number into account there is more real resolution (ie detail) apparent in the 12Mp camera's output.

This is a major fail for Nikon if this represents the reality of the situation - for a very modest increase in resolution at base ISO, they have appeared to sacrifice low-light performance over a now three year old model.

If the 1Dx does not prove equally as bad (and I doubt it), Nikon may have a problem on its hands. I say that as a brand agnostic - I think the reverse might be true of 5D3 vs D800 - at least at current RRPs
pulsar69 18 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2012 7:01PM
The examples I have seen of the 5D3 so far certainly represent a qualifiable increase in performance as far as low noise at high iso and retention of detail are concerned vs the 5D2 anyway , this whole issue is going to unravel slowly over the next few months and will be interesting to follow , certainly put off jumping into any purchases right now thats for sure ...
DanielD 12 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 8:16PM
I've seen here some subjective comments. Personally I really like D4. Nobody has spoken about video capability from both marks (Canon and Nikon) . 5D Mk II has already proven its supremacy...till the 5D MkIII has been released. Now it's time for Nikon to fight back. D800 and D4 are ready to meet their opponents, 5D Mk III and 1DX. Let's see this video test and will comment after seen it. Smile

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