We brought you the full details on the Nikon D4, the company’s new full-frame flagship camera, yesterday. Nikon has today officially announced the D4 and all the leaked specs have been confirmed. The camera will be on sale this February for $6,000 in the US, £4,800 in the UK, and €5,658 in Europe.
The D4 is equipped with a new 16.2-megapixel FX-format full-frame CMOS sensor (imaging size of 36.0 x 23.9 mm) and EXPEED 3, Nikon’s latest image processing engine. The body is made of magnesium alloy weighing a respectable 1340 g (2.95 lb / 47.27 oz). As one would expect from a $6,000 full-frame shooter, the D4 has some cutting edge features. You get a 3.2-inch LCD, standard ISO of 200 to 12,800 expandable to 204,800, 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor, 51 point autofocus, 10fps continuous shooting in full resolution, 1080p30, 1080p24, and 720p60 video, and even an ethernet port.
You can also attach the new WT-5 wireless accessory, which allows you to transmit images wirelessly or control the camera remotely. Nikon is developing native applications for iOS and Android that would allow you to control the camera from your mobile device, however for now you can already control the camera through its own web interface.
The Nikon D4 is the first camera to support the new XQD memory card format. XQD is the successor to CompactFlash and promises to deliver 25 percent faster data transfer speeds than the fastest CF cards. The Nikon D4 has individual CF and XQD card slots.
As expected Nikon also introduced a new prime lens to its lineup, the Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G. It has a 7-blade diaphragm and internal focusing with silent motors. The lens will also be available in February for $500.