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Nikon D4 official: $6k 16.2MP ISO 204,800 DSLR

Nikon D4 official: $6k 16.2MP ISO 204,800 DSLR

Nikon has unveiled the new D4 DSLR, a full-frame 16.2-megapixel camera with a brand new FX-format CMOS sensor, capable of 10fps continuous shooting and up to ISO 204,800. Finally replacing the Nikon D3S, the D4 captures 1080/30p Full HD video and has a speed-boosted  51-point AF System; in fact, speed is the order of the day all round, with Nikon boasting the D4 is ready to shoot in around 0.012 seconds. That carries over to image processing using the EXPEED 3 engine, too, topping out at 11fps with AF/AE locked.

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Nikon D4 may be unveiled on January 6

Nikon D4 may be unveiled on January 6

The much anticipated new Nikon full-framed DSLR called the D4 may finally be making its debut come January 6. Nikon has already sent out invitations to the press for a product unveiling event this Friday in Hong Kong. According to NikonRumors, the Nikon D4 along with a new AF-S 85mm f/1.8 prime lens is expected to show at the event.

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Nikon D4 specs leak: 16.2MP and 102,400 ISO

Nikon D4 specs leak: 16.2MP and 102,400 ISO

If you are the sort who can’t wait for the specifications for new DSLR cameras from the big camera firms, some details on the Nikon D4 have leaked that you will like. Details on this camera first started to surface way back in February of 2011. The two major specs that caught our eye is the 16.2MP sensor, 11 fps shooting, and the 102,400 native ISO.

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CompactFlash Association announces XQD as next generation for high-end camera memory cards

CompactFlash Association announces XQD as next generation for high-end camera memory cards

Just when you think you've got all your memory card problems figured out, BAM, along comes the CompactFlash Association with an announcement that it has adopted a brand new specification and format called XQD to replace what some (of course) call the too-venerable CompactFlash memory card we've been using for a while now in our high-end cameras. This new XQD format is a PCI Express-based memory card that's both smaller and faster than the current CompactFlash format cards. XQD is also said to offer significant benefits over the competition - that competition of course being Secure Digital (aka SD)'s SDHC and SDXC cards.

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