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Nikon D4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the video and build quality. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the battery and value for money. There are some mixed views about the portability.

image quality, performance, screen, build quality, video

value for money, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Nikon D4 Review


As far as professional DSLR cameras go, the brands that are ruling the roost are none other than Canon and Nikon. Over the past few years, Canon managed to dominate the highest strata of professional cameras, as they offered DSLR cameras with above...

The Nikon D4 is available in India at a market operating price of Rs. 3,10,000. This camera is easily one of the best cameras available in the world as of now and it delivers on all counts. It offers above average image quality that can easily put most...

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Nikon D4 (Body Only)


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.

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Nikon’s D4 Delights With Low-Light Shots, Great Video


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


Editor's Choice!

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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...

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Nikon D4


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. Without qualification, the amount of hope and expectation surrounding the Nikon D4 was immense. In...

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

A bit pricey ; Terrible "Quiet" mode ; Weak battery

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

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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...

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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...

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Camera Test: Nikon D4 DSLR


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

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Nikon D4


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

A fine camera by any measure, the Nikon D4 is a multimedia machine that can handle any job quickly, efficiently, and with surprising ease.

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Camera Review: Nikon D4


Nikon's new, fast-shooting, full-frame DSLR is a photojournalist's dream.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:DSLR Camera
Sensor Size:36.0 x 23.9 mm


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


Compact Flash Card: Yes
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL18
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL18


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes