At CES 2012, the Nikon D4 blessed us with its holy presence and sent us in a DSLR induced stupor. While, us mortals still have to play the excruciating waiting game to get our grubby hands on it, a lucky few were able to play around with it and weigh in their two cents. So being the considerate folks we are here at TogTech, we decided to list the most interesting and best reports of the Nikon D4 in one place. So enjoy the Nikon D4 review round up below and let us know if you are contemplating getting your hands on this beauty.
The folks over at Gizmodo call it a “fully-automatic machine gun” and found operating it a dream.
Pros: Impressive EXPEED 3 processor, big buffer for continuous shooting, impressive autofocus and HD video capabilities.
Cons: Heavy, intimidating programable dials and buttons and expensive at $6000.
Slashgear took a different route and compared the D4 with arch rival Canon 1Dx and also feel that the cameras will be the benchmark for London 2012 Summer Olympics sport photographers.
Pros: Impressive buffer speed. Also, the adaptive crop allows to record video by using only a portion of the full-frame camera’s sensor.
Cons: The Canon 1Dx was found to be superior to the D4, as the former has a Dual Digic 5 image processor and also impressed with its continuous mode.
TechRadar is all praises about Nikon’s latest offering and feels it is perfect for the sports and reportage photographer.
Pros: Faster EXPEED 3 processing system, impressive auto-focus, significant ergonomic changes and improved LCD.
Cons: Outdated menu system.
ePhotozine was impressed by the easy handling of the D4 and also loved its video output. They call the camera “solid” and a worthy competitor to the Canon EOS 1D X.
Pros: Great ISO performance, cheaper when compared to the Canon EOS 1D X and impressive HD recording.
Cons : None listed
The enterprising folks over at Engadget have a fanboy crush on the Nikon D4 and we don’t blame them!
Pros: Impressive overall performance and solid construction.
Cons: Slightly outdated form factor.