Nikon D4 Review

Overall Score

74

Main Features

  • 16 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 160 x 157 x 91 mm, 1340g.
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  • Replaced: D3S
  • Replaced by: D4s

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Nikon D4 Overview


First introduced in January, 2012, Nikon D4 is a 16 MP DSLR with a Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D3S with D4. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D4 with Nikon D3S

Nikon replaced D4 with Nikon D4s. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D4 with Nikon D4s


Nikon D4 comes with a Full Frame sensor - 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.21 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Nikon D4 ~ 4915 x 3255 pixels.

Nikon D4 has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 860.4 mm².

There are approximate 15,998,325 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon D4 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon D4s Nikon D4s 2014 16MP 100 - 25600 1350g 160 x 157 x 91mm
Nikon D4 Nikon D4 2012 16MP 100 - 12800 1340g 160 x 157 x 91mm
Nikon D3S Nikon D3S 2010 12MP 200 - 12800 1240g 160 x 157 x 88mm
Nikon D3X Nikon D3X 2009 25MP 100 - 1600 1260g 160 x 157 x 88mm
Nikon D3 2008 12MP 200 - 6400 1300g 160 x 157 x 88mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon D4


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D4 with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
12800 Max Native ISO
11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 2600 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
15 Cross Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
400000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
External Flash
RAW Support
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
51 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Weight: 1340g
Type Scores

Nikon D4 has an Overall Score of 74/100 and ranked #43 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #112 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D4 Scores
Imaging score
73
Features score
71
Value for money score
78
Portability score
45
Overall score
74
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D4


Nikon D4 weighs 1340g and has external dimensions of 160 x 157 x 91mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.58"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Nikon D4 is 60 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D4
1340g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D4
91mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D4 with the dimensions:

Nikon D4

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D4 Dimensions D4
Nikon D4s Nikon D4s 1350 g 1340 g 160 x 157 x 91 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 1340 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 980 g 1340 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Nikon D3S Nikon D3S 1240 g 1340 g 160 x 157 x 88 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Nikon D5 Nikon D5 1415 g 1340 g 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Nikon D500 Nikon D500 860 g 1340 g 147 x 115 x 81 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Nikon D3 1300 g 1340 g 160 x 157 x 88 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Nikon D3X Nikon D3X 1260 g 1340 g 160 x 157 x 88 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm

Specifications of Nikon D4


General
Brand Nikon
Model D4
Announced January, 2012
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 51
Number of Cross Focus Points 15
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 860.4 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4928 x 3280
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 204800
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 2600 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL18
Physical
Weight 1340 g
Physical Dimensions 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type CompactFlash, XQD
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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