Nikon D4 SLR Camera and 85mm f/1.8G Lens Are Official!
The Nikon D4 and the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lens are now official! Announced very early this morning, Nikon has bolstered their professional camera lineup with the new masterpiece known as the Nikon D4, as well as provided a classic portrait lens upgrade at a very comfortable price.
The new products that Nikon has released will create new milestones in the Nikon product line. The Nikon D4 Camera answers the masses’ requests for professional video capabilities that shore up and exceed the expectations that Canon has so rigorously created with their video fan favorites. With these new steps into the dawning age of the professional shooter/videographer arena, Nikon has set themselves up to conquer all.
Excited about what this camera has in store for you? Take a look at the specifics after the jump!
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G, the new portrait standard lens:
The Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lens is a piece of glass that Nikon shooters have been wanting and waiting for a while now. The previous 85/1.8 was a smashing success, but has not been updated to the new advances in coating and precision glass manufacture technology. Along with the glass improvements, the AF motor has been awaiting an upgrade as well.
Introducing the new Nikon 85mm f/1.8G: including a 7-blade aperture diaphragm, a 9 element construction, and new “G” series Silent Wave Motor. Additionally, the lens sports the latest in coatings and precision glass machining.
This lens is priced at $499.99 with a slated release date of March.
Nikon D4, the new professional benchmark camera:
This camera culminates many new features combined with the advances of the highly successful Nikon D3s. Building upon the brilliance of that very capable professional camera, the Nikon D4 brings many new features to the table.
Introducing powerhouse performance capabilities such as a newly developed metering system that utilizes 91,000 pixel points over the D3s’ previous 1,005, and expanding the standard ISO range to 100-12,800 (along with a useable range of 50-204,800). The Nikon D4 also boasts new advances in high-speed shooting with a constant 10 fps (11 fps with AE and AF locked) and a buffer range that allows for a continuous 200 shots with no lag or re-buffering hang-ups.
Accenting the performance specifications are several nuanced details that are due to a very refined and detailed product designer’s touch: back lit controls, new ergonomics that place an emphasis on useability for both landscape and portrait orientation, a new ultra-high resolution 921,000-dot and visibly larger 3.2″ LCD display. The display also boasts new automatic brightness control for consistent visibility in any shooting environment, along with a new set of dual Live-View modes. Separating the Live-View functions for a Photography mode and a Video mode, playback and display are arranged to specifically enhance the two different shooting options.
The Nikon D4 has expanded auto-focus capabilities with a new AF sensor that significantly improves low-light performance (a must with the new low-light ISO range) without the need for an annoying AF-assist light. This sensor has also been designed to better complement slower lenses and teleconverter adapters for a much more expansive and precise AF functionality range.
Combining all of these qualities into a more professional video-capable camera, the
Like time-lapses but want more assistance in their capture? The Nikon D4 your new best friend! This camera now includes a new Time-Lapse capture mode that utilizes the functions of the interval timer modes previously used by allowing for in-camera processing and compilation of the stills into an HD video.
Also introducing to the Nikon lineup the inclusion of the next-generation XQD cards along with a Compact Flash slot, this camera beckons in the new wave of digital storage technology.
The Nikon D4 will be priced at $5,999.99 and has a slated release date of mid-February.
This camera is a next-generation tool for the next-generation photographer. Nikon has made a camera that is willing and able to be put to any task you can throw at it, the question is now: are you ready for the