Nikon launches two new D-SLRs - the D4 and D800
| by Karan Shah |
Nikon India has announced the launch of its new Nikon FX-format camera D4 that serves as their new flagship model in their line-up of digital-SLR cameras. Along with this, Nikon India has also announced the D800, which has been engineered to provide extreme resolution images and is optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. Considered the new Nikon flagship, the D4 renders good image quality, a feat accomplished with a new 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, coupled with the new generation of Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image processing engine to help produce images and videos with detailed clarity and color.
The new Nikon D4 D-SLR has been designed to emphasize rapid response and seamless operation to help professional photographers consistently capture incredible content. Nikon’s proven 51-point AF System has been further enhanced for maximum speed in a variety of challenging shooting situations, including 10 frames per second (fps).The Nikon D4 is engineered for the modern professional and incorporates never before seen HD-SLR video features for those who also need to capture multimedia content from the field. Photographers are also able to shoot in even the most challenging environments and lighting conditions with the assistance of Nikon’s new 91,000-pixel 3D colour matrix meter and a broad ISO range from 100 to a staggering 204,800 for low-light capture like never before.
The D4 (with the mike) and the D800
The D800, a new FX-format model, offers 36.3-million pixels as well as a variety of value-adding functions and is available in a compact and lightweight body. In addition to a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor and the new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine – specifically optimized for Nikon digital SLR cameras, the D800 is equipped with a new 91K-pixel (approximately 91,000 pixels) RGB sensor that supports the Advanced Scene Recognition System, which offers advanced scene recognition performance. The camera is also equipped with a number of new functions, including Dual Image-Area Full HD D-Movie that let users record movies using either the FX-based movie format or the DX-based movie format.
In addition to the D800, Nikon has released a supplementary model for those professionals who demand higher resolution and D-SLR versatility; the D800E. This model treads in medium format territory for studio work or landscape photography when there is no exception to only the highest fidelity and sharpness. This unique alternative model effectively enhances the resolution characteristics of the 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor by doing away with the anti-aliasing properties of the OLPF inside the camera. By doing this, light is delivered directly to the photodiodes, yielding an image resulting from the raw light gathering properties of the camera.
The Nikon D4 will be available at an MRP of Rs.3,24,950, while the D800 and D800E will be available at MRP of Rs.1,49,950 and Rs.1,64,950, respectively. All the models shall be available from next week onwards in stores across the country.
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