Nikon D4 officially unveiled ahead of February release

New flagship digital-SLR officially unveiled by Nikon ahead of CES 2012

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Japanese camera behemoth Nikon has officially unveiled its new flagship DSLR with the Nikon D4 release set for February with a 16.2MP sensor

Nikon has officially launched its next-generation flagship DSLR camera with the Nikon D4 landing as a 16.2-megapixel FX-format powerhouse.

This professional grade snapper continues the Japanese camera specialist’s run of flagship D model devices with the latest high-end offering to feature the company’s powerful EXPEED3 image processing engine ensuring premium shots in all environments, light conditions and across all manner of subject types.

“The introduction of the Nikon D4 sets a new benchmark for photography,” said Kentaro Kusakari, Product Planning Manager, Nikon UK. “We’re proud to be launching a new flagship model that exceeds the capabilities of its world renowned predecessor, the Nikon D3.

“This new camera has been designed for class leading professionals looking to push the limits of photography and improve their workflow. We’re confident that the Nikon D4 will help take them to the next level.”

Nikon D4 Features

Enhancing the already impressive 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor the Nikon D4 touts 11fps capture rates ensuring users don’t miss that crucial shot whilst the optimized noise reduction design ensure shots remain crisp and distortion free.

With an ISO range topping out at a new benchmark ISO12800 the D4 has continued the DSLR trend of stepping on the toes of the dedicated video cameras with broadcast quality HD video recording capabilities.

Once again utilising the FX sensor the D4 is capable of shooting 1080p Full HD video content up to 30fps with all content stored via the available high-capacity XQD card slot.

Nikon D4 Release Date and Price

Looking to lead the throng of top end digital cameras the Canon rival has set a Nikon D4 release date for February 16th with next month’s arrival to land with a somewhat hefty £4799.99 price tag.

What do you make of the newly unveiled Nikon D4, the next market leader or an incremental increase on the D3? Share your thoughts via the comments box below.