Incredible image quality, unrivalled speed and wireless upload

16.2 Megapixels | FX format | Full 1080p HD video | Ethernet and Wireless FTP upload capabilities

The D4 is engineered to achieve superb image integrity in the most diverse and difficult lighting conditions, thanks to an optimized balance between the FX-format sensor size (36.0 × 23.9 mm) and 16.2 effective Megapixels.

The D4 delivers an uncompromised data readout speed of up to 11 fps performance in FX format — the fastest Nikon camera ever produced.

The 16.2 Megapixels yield stunning depth and detail and excellent flexibility in post-production cropping for magazine-quality prints and web publishing. State of the art new Ethernet connection, and the option of a wireless transmitter for FTP uploading of images, allow you to send your images across the world within just minutes of capturing your shot.

The D4 is perfect for professional sports photographers and for photojournalists who require the best image quality in the most diverse situations.

  • Full HD video The D4 is Nikon’s first Full Frame FX Body with Full HD video 1080p functionality.
  • Ethernet & Wireless upload With an Ethernet connection and a wireless transmitter for uploading, you can transfer your images across the world within just minutes of capturing your shot – perfect for sports photographers, photojournalists or anyone who wants to share their shots instantly.
  • 16.2 Megapixels Capture stunning depth and detail for magazine quality prints and web publishing.
  • FX-CMOS FX-format CMOS sensor with 16.1 Megapixels
  • DUAL-CARD-SLOTS Dual Card Slots
  • HD Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie
  • Wired-and-wireless Wired and wireless communication system
  • Audio Excellent audio control
  • Durability Severe environment durability
  • ISO Reliable ISO 12800 performance
  • 51AF 51 Auto-focus points
  • Increased efficiency for image transfer workflow


    Increase your work efficiency with the UT-1

    Designed to significantly increase work efficiency for on-site photographers, the UT-1 is compatible with the Nikon D4, D800/D800e, and D7000. With the UT-1 connected to a Nikon digital-SLR camera, images from the camera can be transferred to a computer or an FTP server, or the camera can be controlled remotely from a computer, through an Ethernet (wired) network.

    Plus, when the Wireless Transmitter WT-5 (available separately) is connected to the UT-1, the same functions can be accessed via a wireless network.

    Nikon HD Video Showcase

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    Why Athletes

    Check out the crystal clear Full HD capabilities of the Nikon D4 with this film shot by Corey Rich.
    Shot exclusively on the Nikon D4, it showcases the astounding video quality when shooting with a full frame FX body at 1080p HD. Just click the picture to the left to play the video.



    Newly developed Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with 16.2 effective Megapixels
    The D4 employs a newly developed Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor (36.0 × 23.9 mm) with 16.2 effective megapixels. The ISO sensitivity range is from 100 to 12800 at normal setting, expandable to ISO 50 equivalent or ISO 204800 equivalent.

    Wired and wireless communication system
    The D4 employs a built-in wired LAN function of IEEE802.3u standard (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX). Moreover, the D4 is compatible with the compact, easy-to-connect, newly developed WT-5A/B/C/D* wireless transmitter (optional) that realises high-speed wireless transmission. Also, IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) data can be automatically added to the images within the camera. In addition to input with a camera, it is possible to add information to a series of images at high speed using an IPTC file created on a PC in advance.
    *Wireless Transmitter WT-4A/B/C/D/E is also compatible.

    Wireless Transmitter Utility
    Software for various settings when using optional Wireless Transmitter WT-5A/B/C/D, WT-4A/B/C/D/E and built-in Ethernet. Available to download with installer of the supplied software ViewNX 2.
    Note: It is not packaged in the ViewNX 2 CD-ROM.

    Advanced Scene Recognition System with enhanced accuracy realised by 91K-pixel RGB sensor
    Advanced Scene Recognition System realises face detection during optical viewfinder shooting. It achieves highly accurate control of auto functions such as AF, AE and auto white balance utilising face detection information and detailed scene analysis information. Furthermore, it contributes to the performance of 3D-tracking with finer subject acquisition.

    Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie that enables a variety of expressions in three formats
    It is possible to record 1,920 × 1,080/30p Full HD and HD movies in three formats that are FX-, DX-based and 1,920 × 1,080 crop movie format. You can select the format according to your creative intentions.

    Reliable ISO 12800 performance as standard
    The D4 provides low-noise performance at ISO 12800 and extends the range one EV further, compared with that of the D3S, making ISO 100 standard; a welcome addition when using slow shutter speeds in bright sunlight. For more challenging conditions, equivalent ISO 50 and ISO 204800 sensitivities are available. The D4 can shoot still images and video confidently and clearly in nearly any light. From the harsh glare of high noon to the pale gray of dusk; from a dimly lit interior to a moonlit forest at midnight; the camera’s superb ISO sensitivity controls enable photographers to take a bolder approach to their subject matter.

    Faster, sharper subject detection with all 51 AF points with any AF NIKKOR lenses, even in low light
    Experience the speed needed to capture fast-moving subjects in sharp focus. The Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module utilises 51 strategically placed AF points that are designed to capture your subject as chosen. Like a net, they work individually and together to capture moving subjects. For absolute accuracy, a single AF point allows the precise placement of the focus point on the subject. All 51 AF points of the D4 are usable with every AF NIKKOR lens of f/5.6 or faster.
    The D4 delivers high performance even in extremely low-lit situations. AF detection is fast and accurate down to an impressive -2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F), which is approximately the physical limit of human visibility through an optical viewfinder. Consistent, reliable performance can be expected at night stadium assignments, in poorly lit indoor arenas, theatres and any other low-lit venue.

    Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie with three image area options
    The D4 can record 1080p Full HD video at 30/25 or 24p in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format with broadcast quality full of fine tones and natural colours. Located next to the shutter-release button, the dedicated recording start button makes operation intuitive and easy to access. Maximum recording time for a single clip is 29min. 59s. Thanks to Nikon’s latest image-processing algorithms, the D4’s video ensures a smooth look with fewer “jaggies” and less moiré while maintaining sharp edges, even in dark conditions, by using noise-reduction technology designed specifically for video.

    With the D4, Full HD video is at your disposal in three formats: FX-based, DX-based or 1920 × 1080 crop movie format. The FX-based format renders exquisitely shallow depth of field (DOF) as well as wide-angle shooting. It ensures beautiful movies even at high ISO sensitivity with minimal noise. When a DX lens is attached, DX-based format is automatically selected. This format is useful for creating an extension to the focal length of an existing lens. For an even stronger telephoto effect, the 1920 × 1080 crop format brings an approx. 2.7x crop of the picture angle while delivering outstanding video quality and detail, obtaining 1080p Full HD. Versatility like this lets you explore different moods with the large and comprehensive selection of NIKKOR lenses.

    Excellent audio control
    The D4 is designed for crisp stereo recording with a built-in external stereo microphone connector. Attach the compact Stereo Microphone ME-1 to record clear sound while significantly reducing mechanical noise. An external headphone connector enables use of headphones to effectively monitor and control audio in isolation. The indicators offer visual confirmation of audio level and the microphone sensitivity can be precisely controlled in 20 incremental steps from within the camera even during movie recording.

    Improved operation in every situation
    The D4 is designed to make operation in both horizontal and vertical orientations as intuitive as possible. Each orientation has identically laid-out controls, consisting of a main command dial, a sub-command dial, an AF-ON button and a newly added selector. The vertical hold is also now more secure with a newly added thumb grip and an extended grip area for the fingers. For frequent use in the vertical orientation, the function button can be customized to quickly access certain functions, such as exposure compensation. When shooting in the dark, the illuminated buttons allow quick and confident identification of function.

    Durability in severe environmental conditions
    The D4’s body is comprised of strong, yet lightweight magnesium alloy. This assures the camera’s superb reliability even in the most demanding environmental conditions. The shutter has been tested for 400,000 cycles on fully assembled cameras at demanding continuous burst rates and over extended time periods. Thorough measures have been taken to seal and protect against invasive moisture, dust and even electromagnetic interference.
    Its comprehensive sealing, combined with additional Nikon-engineered measures keeps the camera operational in a wide range of severe conditions. What’s more, thanks to meticulous re-engineering at a detailed level, the D4 is actually lighter than a D3S yet maintains the same exceptional durability.

    Further features for the D4

    • Further improved high-speed, multifunctional, high-performance image-processing engine EXPEED 3.
    • Superior quick response with approx. 0.12 s startup time and approx. 0.042 s shutter-release time lag, based on CIPA Guidelines.
    • Dual card slots for CF card compatible with UDMA 7 and the next-generation recording media, the XQD memory card.
    • High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 11 fps in FX format (without AE/AF) and approx. 10 fps (with AE/AF), based on CIPA Guidelines.
    • HDR (High Dynamic Range) that combines images to produce a single image with a wider dynamic range.
    • White balance that enables finer setting in 10-kelvin steps.
    • High-performance, glass pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage (FX format) and approx. 0.7x magnification. Approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing angle, 8-cm (3.2-in.) LCD monitor with reinforced glass.
    • “Sub-selector” for horizontal shooting and “Multi selector for vertical shooting” are newly employed for efficient operation.
    • Button illumination that ensures better visibility of the operational system in dark situations.
    • Virtual horizon that detects both “pitching” and “rolling” directions.
    • Newly developed shutter unit tested for approx. 400,000 cycles; shutter speed up to 1/8,000 s and flash synchronization up to 1/250 s.
    • Highly efficient energy-saving design that achieves approx. 2,600 shots (with EN-EL18, in “Single-frame mode”), based on CIPA Standards.

    Tech Specs

    Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
    Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
    Effective Pixels 16.2 million
    Image Sensor 36.0 × 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
    Total Pixels 16.6 million
    Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)
    Image size (pixels) FX (36 × 24) image area: 4,928 × 3,280 (L), 3,696 × 2,456 (M), 2,464 × 1,640 (S), 1.2x (30 × 20) image area: 4,096 × 2,720 (L), 3,072 × 2,040 (M), 2,048 × 1,360 (S), DX (24 × 16) image area: 3,200 × 2,128 (L), 2,400 × 1,592 (M), 1,600 × 1,064 (S), 5:4 (30 × 24) image area: 4,096 × 3,280 (L), 3,072 × 2,456 (M), 2,048 × 1,640 (S), FX-format photographs taken in movie live view (16:9): 4,928 × 2,768 (L), 3,696 × 2,072 (M), 2,464 × 1,384 (S), DX-format photographs taken in movie live view (16:9): 3,200 × 1,792 (L), 2,400 × 1,344 (M), 1,600 × 896 (S), FX-format photographs taken in movie live view (3:2): 4,928 × 3,280 (L), 3,696 × 2,456 (M), 2,464 × 1,640 (S), DX-format photographs taken in movie live view (3:2): 3,200 × 2,128 (L), 2,400 × 1,592 (M), 1,600 × 1,064 (S), Note: A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 × 16) 1.5x image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.
    File Format NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
    Picture Control System Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
    Media XQD and Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
    Dual card slots Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
    File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
    Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
    Frame coverage FX (36 × 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.2x (30 × 20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, DX (24 × 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, 5:4 (30 × 24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
    Magnification Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
    Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
    Diopter adjustment -3 – +1 m-1
    Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid
    Reflex mirror Quick return
    Depth-of-field preview When Pv button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
    Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
    Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC Micro-NIKKOR lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 × 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).
    Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
    Shutter Speed 1/8000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, X250
    Flash sync speed X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower
    Release mode Single frame, Continuous low speed, Continuous high speed, Quiet shutter-release, Self-timer, Mirror up
    Approximate frame advance rate Up to 10 fps (CL) or 10-11 fps (CH)
    Release Self-timer 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3s
    Exposure Metering TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 91K (91,000) pixels
    Exposure Metering method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data. Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame). Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
    Exposure Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: -1 – +20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
    Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
    Exposure mode Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
    Exposure compensation -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
    Exposure bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
    Flash bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
    White balance bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
    ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
    Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with the center of the sub-selector
    ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 – 12800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, or 4 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available.
    Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high 2/1, High, Normal, Low, or Off
    Autofocus Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors with f/8 supported by 11 sensors)
    Detection range -2 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
    Focus – Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo autofocus (AF-S); continuous-servo autofocus (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status. Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
    Focus point Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
    AF-area mode Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 51- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
    Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo autofocus) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector.
    Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 91K (91,000) pixels is available with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering.
    Flash mode Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported.
    Flash compensation -3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
    Flash-ready indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
    Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
    Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash, and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
    Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
    White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2500 K-10000 K), all with fine-tuning.
    Live View Modes Live view photography (quiet or silent), movie live view
    Live View – Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo autofocus (AF-S); full-time servo autofocus (AF-F); Manual focus (M)
    Live View – AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
    Live View – Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
    Movie – Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
    Movie – Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1,920 × 1,080; 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p, 1,920 × 1,080 crop; 30p, 25p, 24p, 1,280 × 720; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 640 × 424; 30p, 25p. Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; all options support both high and normal image quality
    Movie – Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
    Movie – Audio recording format Linear PCM
    Movie – Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
    Movie – ISO sensitivity Automatically adjusted in the range ISO 200-12800 or ISO 200-Hi 4
    Movie – Other options Index marking, time-lapse photography
    Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor.
    Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, auto image rotation, voice memo input and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display.
    Interface – USB Hi-Speed USB
    Interface – HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor
    Interface – Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
    Interface – Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
    Interface – Ten-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional remote control, GP-1 GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
    Interface – Ethernet RJ-45 connector
    Interface – Peripheral connector For WT-5
    Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian.
    Power Source – Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL18 battery
    Power Source – AC adapter EH-6b AC adapter; requires EP-6 power connector (available separately)
    Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 160 × 156.5 × 90.5 mm (6.3 × 6.2 × 3.6 in.)
    Weight Approx. 1340 g (2 lb. 15.3 oz.) with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1180 g/2 lb. 9.6 oz. (camera body only)
    Operating environment – Temperature 0-40 °C (+32-104 °F)
    Operating environment – Humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)


    Due to unprecedented demand, initial stock supply for the Nikon D4 is limited, so please ensure you check with your preferred retailer regarding stock availability.


    CNET – ‘Best Pro Cameras’

    Classified as one of CNET’s ‘Best Pro Cameras’ with 9.5 rating “The Nikon D4 offers many significant improvements from previous professional-grade SLRs… as well as excellent shooting performance, autofocusing speed and video recording.”

    CNET – Editor’s Choice

    Rated 9.5/10 – CNET Editor’s Choice: “The Nikon D4 offers many significant improvements from previous professional-grade SLRs, such as the D3S, as well as excellent shooting performance, autofocusing speed and video recording.” Click here to read the full interview.

    AV Hub – Paul Burrows

    “Excellent ergonomics has always been a strong point of Nikon’s higher-end SLRs, both in the 35mm era and now with the digital models. The D3-series models are particularly good in this regard and the D4 brings further improvements.” Click here to read the full interview.

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