CES 2012 - Nikon D4 features for the multimedia professionals The new Nikon D4 Digital SLR camera is designed and engineered with innovative features for the multimedia professional that seeks for a compact camera body and compatibility with Nikon lenses. The Nikon D4 DSLR is equipped with a large high resolution 3.2-inch LCD display (921.000 dots) which includes auto brightness adjustment and zoom function up to 46x. The Nikon D4 multimedia features add functionality for professionals looking for the best possible options to capture a moment in 1080p Full HD video at various frame rates, providing footage that is suitable for broadcasting.
Nikon D4 video features
The Nikon D4 offers Full HD video recording, users have the choice of various video resolutions and frame rates, including 1080p 30/24fps and 60fps at 720p. By utilizing the B-Frame data compression method, videographers can record H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC format video with unmatched integrity for up to 20 minutes per movie clip. This video format allows for more accurate video data to be transferred requiring less memory capacity. The Nikon image sensor reads image data at astoundingly fast rates, which results in less instances of rolling shutter distortion.
High-Definition DSLR camera
Whether shooting for depth of field in FX mode, or looking for the extra 1.5x telephoto in DX mode, the high resolution image sensor of the Nikon D4 camera allows videographers to capture 1080p Full HD resolution no matter what record mode they choose. With the 2.7x crop, Nikon D4 users can experience ultra-telephoto in full HD resolution all at 16:9 aspect ratio. Shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings can be easily changed while recording to adapt to lighting and alter depth of field for professional cinematic results. In addition to manual focus, four extra focus modes are available, including normal, wide area, subject tracking and face detection which uses fast contrast detect auto-focus to accurately focus while recording HD video and in live view mode.
Nikon D4 professional audio features
The Nikon D4 camera features a stereo headphone jack to monitor audio levels while recording a video. The audio output can be adjusted up to 30 steps for precise audio adjustment. The camera offers high-fidelity audio recording control with levels that can be set and monitored on the LCD display. The Nikon D4 camera also features a microphone connector which can also be adjusted with up to 20 steps of sensitivity.
Nikon D4 video output
By using the Nikon D4 HDMI port instead of the CompactFlash or XQD card, users can stream an uncompressed full HD video signal directly out of the D4. This footage can be ported into an LCD display or appropriate external recording device or routed through a computer monitor and then to the recording device, eliminating the need for multiple connections. Using dedicated Movie Custom Settings, recording can be set to be engaged by the Nikon D4 shutter button - users can now use a variety of Nikon accessories to trigger video recording.
D4 Nikons' multimedia DSLR camera
Nikon D4 users have the possibility to send the display signal directly to an attached monitor via the HDMI connection port. This signal can be viewed on both the Nikon D4 camera display and an external monitor. In addition, the image data display can be cleared from the screen, to remove distracting data or when feeding a live signal. The Nikon D4 now features 'Time lapse shooting', this new feature combines a selected frame rate and 'Shooting interval' in a dedicated time lapse photography menu. Playback can be achieved with a wide variety of speeds from 24x to 36000x while producing a fully finished movie file output for a faster workflow.