Nikon Announces a Press Conference

January 6th, 2012. Nikon will have a press conference with slogan “The image you are waiting for” in Nikon’s headquarters in Thailand. On this press conference, Nikon will announce the D4 and a new AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens. It will be interest event from Nikon with their new products that have been ready to compete in the world of photography. There is also a chance that some of the other upcoming Nikon products such as Nikon D800 and Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter might be announced for the 2012 PMA show.


Nikon D4 Specification:

* 16.2 MP Images sensor

* 11 fps

* 100-12,800 ISO range, expandable to 50 and 204,800

* CF + XQD memory card slots! That’s right, the Nikon D4 will have the new Compact Flash XQD memory card slot.

* Compatible with the new Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter

* Integrated Ethernet in the camera

* Face detection/recognition function that will be working in the viewfinder (maybe some type of a hybrid viewfinder? Nikon had several related patents)

* Improved video, I have no other details on that but my guess is 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24 similar to the Nikon D800
Uncompressed video out through the HDMI port

* Ability to assign the two buttons on the front of the camera to smooth aperture control during video recording

* Improved 51 AF points

* Expeed 3 processor

* AF detection range will go down to EV-2.0 (the D3s went to EV -1)

* Autofocus system: 9 cross-type sensors that are operational up to f/8

* The Nikon D4 may start shipping at the end of January 2012 (or only few weeks after it is announced)

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