Nikon Reveal New Flagship DSLR Camera

Written by David Richards     26/02/2014 | 08:03 | Category: INDUSTRY

Nikon has revealed a new flagship digital SLR camera, first shown at CES the D4S is aimed at the professional market.

Nikon Reveal New Flagship DSLR Camera
The company said the newest addition to the FX-format camera line offers a host of performance upgrades, not the least of which is a significant bump in speed through the entire shooting process.

The D4S will be available in early March in Australia.

Key features include: 11 fps burst shooting at full resolution with AE and AF functionality; a new group area AF that uses five AF sensors as a single focus point; a new RAW image file Size S that is said to increase workflow speed; an up to 10x increase in file-transfer speed using 1000 Base-T wired LAN; 30 percent faster image processing, and energy savings.

The camera includes a newly developed 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 processing engine. The system is said to offer significant enhancements on the 51-point AF system and 3D Colour Matrix Metering.

Low-light performance is boosted with an ISO range from 100 to 25,600, expandable to 409,600.

Video is capture at FullHD 1080/60p.

Using an FX-format sensor, a 2.7x crop mode in the camera can extend the reach of Nikkor lenses, the company said.

Additionally, Nikon has announced a beta version of Capture NX-D, new software for processing and adjusting RAW images captured with Nikon digital cameras.

RAW images (NEF or NRW file extension) captured with Nikon DSLR cameras, Nikon 1 mirrorless compact system cameras with interchangeable lenses, and Nikon Coolpix compact digital cameras can be loaded into the application for processing and adjustment of images.