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Nikon D4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews of Nikon D4. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed comments on the battery and size. Many are critical about the zoom.

performance, usability, image quality, durability, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon D4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Nikon D4 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the performance. The price is also appreciated.

price, performance

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D4Nikon D4

Aug, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon D4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Nikon D4 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the low light performance and reliability. The portability and usability also get good views. There are some less positive opinions about the size. Comments are divided on the screen.

performance, usability, portability, reliability, low-light


96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D4 16.2 MP CMOS FX Digital SLR with Full 1080p HD Video (Body Only)Nikon D4 16.2 MP CMOS FX Digital SLR with Full 1080p HD Video (Body Only)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Darren Murph (

Nikon D4 field review


Right around 2.5 years after the introduction of Nikon's most recent game-changer (yeah, we're bragging about the D3S), its proper successor has emerged.

Superb image quality ; Amazing low-light abilities ; 1080p movie mode

It's an amazing DSLR, but only a minor improvement over the already-astounding D3S.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Nikon D4 (Body Only) review


The Nikon D4, 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 and more flexible video quality, and a host of attractive new features.

Speed, a gazillion useful features, and excellent high-ISO-sensitivity photos are among the Nikon D4 's standout qualities.

The camera's vertical and horizontal shooting experience could be a little more consistent.

For Nikon devotees looking for the fastest body available, the D4 delivers.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (

Review: Nikon D4


After shooting with the D4 in a range of tough conditions, it's clear this camera is a master of the dark arts.

Separate 91,000-pixel sensor is dedicated to light metering, autofocus and recognizing and adjusting to different shooting scenarios. More rounded and ergonomic design with lower pentaprism still lets you see 100 percent of what you’re shooting through...

Second card slot is Sony’s new and expensive XQD format. Built-in mic only offers mono sound. Burst shooting is a frame slower per-second than the competing Canon 1D X

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Nikon D4


The Nikon D4 is a pro shooter's dream, with controls galore, and a big, bright optical viewfinder. This fully loaded full-frame D-SLR rattles off shots at a quick 10 frames per second, but all of this comes with a rather high sticker price and a steep...

Full frame sensor. Every physical control you could ever want. Integrated vertical grip. Shoots at 10 frames per second. Very low image noise. Uncompressed 1080p video output

Big and heavy. 16-megapixel resolution. Only one CF card slot

The Nikon D4 ($5,999.95 list, body only) represents the dream camera of many a professional photographer. It’s a huge beast that can rattle off shots at an impressive 10 frames per second, focus with speed and accuracy, and do just about anything else...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Nikon D4 Preview


For 2012, Nikon has introduced their new Flagship dSLR; the D4. This camera just oozes with professional class features that multimedia photogs need and demand. Nikon claims that this camera has been "designed to emphasize rapid response and seamless...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Nikon D4Digital Camera Review


What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Nikon D4. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at

We shot some great stuff with the Nikon D4 in daylight, and we were impressed with the camera’s exquisite depth of field control, but the real benefits of the camera shine through in low light situations. With its large sensor and ridiculous ISO...

Jun, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (

Nikon D4 Review


The Nikon D4 is a new professional-grade digital SLR camera with a sixteen-megapixel FX sensor, EXPEED 3 processing engine, upgraded Multi-CAM 3500FX auto-focus module, a brand new 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor and a weather-sealed magnesium alloy...

Like its forebears, the Nikon D4 is an extremely well built and responsive camera that seems to react instantly to anything you throw at it. Start-up feels instantaneous, there is no shutter lag to speak of and with the right lens mounted, focusing is...

May, 2012

Expert review by : (

Nikon D4 Review


The Nikon D4 is built on the rock solid DNA of the D3 (and D3s). While it doesn't offer many ground breaking upgrades from the D3s, the changes that have been made on the D4 make this camera stand out on its own. The sub-selector joysticks are new, as...

Burst mode of 10 fps, Built for rugged use, Extensive weather sealing, 51-point AF system is very effective at tracking subjects and low light performance, Great high ISO performance, Best video quality we have seen so far

Battery life reduced to just 2200 shots, Quite heavy. Will require a rig for stabilizing when shooting video, Pricey

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Philip Ryan (

Camera Test: Nikon D4 DSLR


Nikon's pro-level speed shooter just keeps getting better

Jun, 2012

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (

Nikon D4 Review


Read on for our full performance breakdown of Nikon's new flagship sports, news, and multimedia camera.

The Nikon D4 is particularly striking evidence of the seismic shift ongoing in the world of professional photography. Reacting to a market where photographers are often asked to serve double-duty as videographers, Nikon has reluctantly moved away from...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL18
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Eye Relief:0.709
Histogram: Yes
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), ENG, ESP, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, POR, RUS
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:Neutral, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Fine, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade


Color of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N


Display aspect ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No


External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:51
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Nikon D, Nikon F, Nikon-AF

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 12800
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:CF, XQD

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, NEF, RAW, TIF
Image sensor size (W x H):1.42 x 0.941
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:4928 x 3280
Sensor format:Full-frame
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):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, 2400 x 1344, 1600 x 896, 4928 x 3280, 3696 x 2456, 2464 x 1640, 3200 x 2128, 2400 x 1592, 1600 x 1064
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 5:4, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.6

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Self-timer: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:50
Resolution at capture speed:640x424@25fps, 640x424@30fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@30fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps
Video compression format:MOV
Video formats supported:MOV
Video Frame Rate:50
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 424,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):2.95