Nikon D4 DSLR Camera Body Only reviews and prices: SLR camera

5 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£750 – £2880 at 2 retailers out of 409 retailers checked

8.8 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
Nikon D4 DSLR Camera Body Only: 16.6 MP (Megapixels), Compact Flash Card storage, No image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

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Antti, Vehmarsalmi Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2012

jon, Aberaeron Professional photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Camera body feels very comfy to hold and every button is well placed.
Have shot on the camera for over 6 hours non stop and no aching hands.
Weather proofing is excellent, took it out in the rain and no problems.
Extremely solid build.

Every option and setting you are likely to need is on the body.
Very quick to make changes to autofocus,mode, metering, bracketing, iso, quality, fstop, shutter speed, focal point, white balance, flash.

Iso Range is incredible, used it for indoor equine events in low light where no
flash is allowed. You can rock at iso 6400 1/250-/400 f5.6 no problem, hard to see any noise at all.
Camera noise is noticeable at iso128000 !!
When auto iso is enabled it nails it about 98% of the time, which is impressive when shooting in very changeable light conditions.
Tested auto iso out in Manual mode at an outdoor equine event and was Hugely impressed.

AutoFocus is super fast and highly accurate.
Simple to use, hold the button in on the left and you get all the options you will ever need.
afc 9 points is perfect for sports with predictive movents.
It locks on faster than you can blink !
In large burst shots the focus is perfect on each image.
afc 21 is good for birds with un predictable motion
afs does an amazing job for portraits, products and landscapes.
It is easy to change mode and clearly displayed in the eyepiece.
Moving the focal point is easy peasy with the 2 joysticks.

Image Quality is excellent in Jpeg fine and even better in uncompressed RAW.
The level of detail is fantastic.
Accurate colors, tones and highlights look spot on.
Even with some major pixel peeping the detail is awesome.
HDR in RAW is mindblowingly good. Not tried the automatic HDR.
Auto white balance does a great job in most situations.
Color settings are impressive, Portrait does make skin tones look fantastic.
Landscape gives you nice skies and greens.
Monochrome is beautifull black and white.

XQD is very fast, downloading images via USB3 is such a time saver.
CF you do have to use the recomended cards, i tried a none recommend card that is fast and it showed error.
The Extreme pro worked perfect.
Buffer on this camera is rapid, never had a camera shoot so many shots so fast.

LCD Screen detail is very good, works well in bright sunshine.
Resolution is amazing.
The Expeed 3 Processor is rapid, reviewing images is super fast.
It flies through the menus with ease.
You press a button and get an immediate responce, no lag at all.
My menu option is usefull and simple to customise.

DX lenses work well in DX crop mode, trade off is you loose some of the sensor size
Image Quality is still excellent.

Battery life is very good, shooting from 9am to 7pm at a show jumping event, no flash
3-5 shot bursts, reviewing and deleting images. Lasted the whole day with plenty of power to spare.

This is a fanstastic stills camera, one of the best.
The video looks great on 2.7x crop. Mic in and headphones is a great addition for filming.
Very glad i bought this for pro photography
Its fantastic. Best camera ever.
Bad points:
Video is the only let down on this brilliant camera :
Tested with XQD card, High quality, 70-200mm f2.8 Sigma and 35mm prime f1.8 Nikor lenses
on f5.6
Full Frame is dissapointing. 1920x1080 30p
Even on a prime lens the video looks soft

2.7 Crop, Video looks sharp and smooth.

The autofocus for moving subjects often goes out of focus
This is most dissapointing if you are going to use this camera for filming work.
While filming sport i often ended up going to manual focus when the camera lost focus.
Not good enough for the money.
I hope Nikon will fix this soon with a firmware update !
You should be able to have the 2.7x sharpness on all settings but you dont.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Apr 2012

edward, Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
True pro quality, feel, build and position of functions well thought out
Bad points:
Will take a while to find them
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Dec 2013

Thierry- , Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very good autofocus system. Speed. Very efficient in high ISOs. (the quality I get with the D4 at 12800 ISO is equivalent to what I get at 1600 ISO with a D7000 (comparison in raw mode)
Bad points:
Network only in 100mb/s
The menus could be reviewed to be simplified
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Nov 2012

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Screen size (Inches) 3.2
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format Compact Flash Card
Media format SDXC Card
Weight (g) 1180
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2012-03-08
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Nikon D4 DSLR Camera Body

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