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Nikon D4 Digital D-SLR Camera Body

Product Code: VBA320AE

  • 16.2 megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100–12800: extendable up to 204,800 (equivalent)
  • Multi-area format D-Movie: records Full HD (1080p) movies in FX- and DX-format,
  • Kevlar/carbon fiber-composite shutter unit:
  • Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system:
  • 3.2 Inch 922k-dot LCD Screen
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering III
  • 100% viewfinder coverage and three Crop Modes
  • Movie frame rates: offers 30p, 25p and 24p and a max recording time of approx. 20 minutes.
  • High-fidelity audio control
  • Two Card Slots
  • Wireless LAN and Ethernet support via optional Wireless Transmitter WT-4
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The brilliant Nikon D4 D-SLR Camera offers the user a powerful combination of up to 11 fps, a 16.2 megapixel FX-format, full frame sensor and phenomenally high ISO (extendable up to 204,800, equivalent). Multi-area format D-Movie records Full HD (1080p) movies in FX- and DX-format, as well as in native Full HD (1920x1080) crop. Offers uncompressed full-resolution HDMI output to external devices and delivers all the flexibility you need for broadcast quality video. Movie frame rates, offer 30p, 25p and 24p and a max recording time of approx. 20 minutes.
The Kevlar/Carbon fibre-composite shutter boasts a standard life cycle rating of 400,000 releases, 30% more than its predecessorwith a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 to 30s and flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec.

Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point AF system: individually selectable or configurable in 9-point, 21-point and 51-point coverage settings. Sensitive down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F).

The Nikon D4 D-SLR Camera's EXPEED 3 image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing gives superb tonal gradation and the 8 cm (3.2-in.), 922k-dot LCD monitor with auto brightness control and Anti-reflective finish, has wide colour reproduction, ensuring accurate rendition of shots taken. Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering III 91k pixel AE AF sensor with full-time face recognition, is a deight to use and makes pin sharp shots almost a gaurantee.

100% viewfinder coverage and three Crop Modes, 5:4, 1.2x and DX-format, with viewfinder masking means that using the Nikon D4 D-SLR Camera couldn't be easier. High-fidelity audio control features a stereo microphone input and an audio out for external headphones, which lets you fine tune audio in isolation both before and during recording. A line input setting for PCM linear recorders is also provided. The Nikon D4 D-SLR Camera has two card slots, one for high-speed CF (UDMA 7) cards and one for high-speed, high-capacity XQD card slots.Wireless LAN and Ethernet support is available via an optional Wireless Transmitter WT-4 or the newly designed compact Wireless Transmitter WT-5.

The Nikon D4 D-SLR Camera is durable and versatile and ready to realise every shooting opportunity out there.


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    Type of camera:

    Single-lens reflex digital camera


    Lens mount:

    Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)


    Effective pixels:

    16.2 million


    Image sensor:

    36.0 × 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)


    Total pixels:

    16.6 million


    Dust-reduction system:

    Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)


    Image size (pixels):

    1) FX format (36×24): 4,928 × 3,280 (L), 3,696 × 2,456 (M), 2,464 × 1,640 (S) 2) 1.2× (30×20): 4,096 × 2,720 (L), 3,072 × 2,040 (M), 2,048 × 1,360 (S) 3) DX format (24×16): 3,200 × 2,128 (L), 2,400 × 1,592 (M), 1,600 × 1,064 (S) 4) 5:4 (30×24): 4,096 × 3,280 (L), 3,072 × 2,456 (M), 2,048 × 1,640 (S) 5) FX-format photographs taken in movie live view (16:9): 4,928 × 2,768 (L), 3,696 × 2,072 (M), 2,464 × 1,384 (S) 6) DX-format photographs taken in movie live view (16:9): 3,200 × 1,792 (L), 2,400 × 1,344 (M), 1,600 × 896 (S) 7) FX-format photographs taken in movie live view (3:2): 4,928 × 3,280 (L), 3,696 × 2,456 (M), 2,464 × 1,640 (S) 8) DX-format photographs taken in movie live view (3:2): 3,200 × 2,128 (L), 2,400 × 1,592 (M), 1,600 × 1,064 (S) A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 × 16) 1.5× image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs 


    File format:

    NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed, TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats. 


    Picture Control System:

    Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls


    Storage media:

    XQD and Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)

    Dual card slots:

    Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.


    File system:

    DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge



    Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder


    Frame coverage:

    FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.2× (30×20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, 5:4 (30×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical


    Approx. 0.7× (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)



    18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)


    Diopter adjustment:

    -3 to +1 m-1


    Focusing screen:

    Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid


    Reflex mirror:

    Quick return


    Depth-of-field preview:

    When Pv button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)


    Lens aperture:

    Instant return, electronically controlled


    Compatible lenses:

    Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC-NIKKOR lenses), DX lenses [using DX (24×16) image area], AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster)


    Shutter type:

    Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter


    Shutter speed:

    1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, X250


    Flash sync speed:

    X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower


    Release modes:

    S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), (self-timer), MUP (mirror up)


    Frame advance rate:

    Up to 10 fps (CL) or 10 to 11 fps (CH)



    2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s


    Exposure metering:

    TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx. 91K (91,000) pixels


    Metering method:

    1) 3D Color Matrix Metering III (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data) 2) Center-Weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame, diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame) 3) Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)


    Metering range:

    (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)


    Matrix or center-weighted metering:

    -1 to 20 EV



    Spot metering:

    2 to 20 EV


    Exposure meter coupling:

    Combined CPU and AI



    Exposure modes:

    Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)


    Exposure compensation:

    -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV


    Exposure bracketing:

    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV


    Exposure lock:

    Luminosity locked at detected value with the center of the sub-selector


    ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index):

    ISO 100 to 12800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3 or 4 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available


    Active D-Lighting:

    Can be selected from auto, extra high +2/+1, high, normal, low or off


    ADL bracketing:

    2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 to 5 frames using preset values for all frames



    Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors with f/8 supported by 11 sensors)


    Detection range:

    -2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)


    Lens servo:

    Autofocus (AF): Single-servo autofocus (AF-S); continuous-servo autofocus (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used


    Focus point:

    Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points


    AF-area modes:

    Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF


    Focus lock:

    Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo autofocus) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector


    Flash control:

    TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 91K (91,000) pixels is available with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering


    Flash modes:

    Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync; auto FP high-speed sync supported


    Flash compensation:

    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV


    Flash bracketing:

    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV


    Flash-ready indicator:

    Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output


    Accessory shoe:

    ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock


    Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS):

    Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; auto FP high-speed sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units


    Sync terminal:

    ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread


    White balance:

    Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2,500 K to 10,000 K); all with fine-tuning


    White balance bracketing:

    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3


    Live view modes:

    Live view photography (quiet or silent), movie live view


    Live view lens servo:

    • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo autofocus (AF-S); full-time servo autofocus (AF-F) • Manual focus (M)


    AF-area modes:

    Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF



    Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)


    Movie metering:

    TTL exposure metering using main image sensor


    Frame size (pixels) and frame rate:

    • 1,920 × 1,080; 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p • 1,920 × 1,080 crop; 30p, 25p, 24p • 1,280 × 720; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p • 640 × 424; 30p, 25p Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; all options support both high and normal image quality


    File format:



    Video compression:

    H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding


    Audio recording format:

    Linear PCM


    Audio recording device:

    Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable


    ISO sensitivity:

    Automatically adjusted in the range ISO 200 to 12800 or ISO 200 to Hi 4


    Maximum length:

    Approx. 29 min. 59 s


    Other movie options:

    Index marking, time-lapse photography



    8-cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor



    Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, auto image rotation, voice memo input and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display



    Hi-Speed USB


    HDMI output:

    Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor


    Audio input:

    Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)


    Audio output:

    Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)


    10-pin remote terminal:

    Can be used to connect optional remote control, GPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional GPS Adapter Cord MC-35 and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)



    RJ-45 connector


    Peripheral connector:

    For Wireless Transmitter WT-5


    Supported languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian



    One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL18


    AC adapter:

    AC Adapter EH-6b; requires Power Connector EP-6 (available separately)


    Tripod socket:

    1/4 in. (ISO 1222)


    Dimensions (W × H × D):

    Approx. 160 × 156.5 × 90.5 mm/6.3 × 6.2 × 3.6 in.



    Approx. 1,340 g/2 lb 15.3 oz with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1,180 g/2 lb 9.6 oz (camera body only)


    Operating environment:

    Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: less than 85% (no condensation)


    Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area):

    Rechargeable 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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