Nikon is expected to unveil the D4 professional DSLR at the end of this week and recent rumors suggest that the camera will reach retail a month later with a suggested price tag of $6,000, or roughly 4,664 EUR.
has spotted this info on Wells Fargo's website, the same publication that also has some details regarding the soon to be unveiled Fujifilm X-Pro1 digital camera
As expected, the Nikon
D4 offers quite some nice features for its $6,000 US retail price tag including a 16.2MP full-frame sensor with a native ISO range spanning 100-12,800.
Those that need higher light sensitivity have also the ability of activating the expanded mode which increase the ISO range to 50- 204,800.
According to the specifications published by Nikon Rumors, the D4 will be able to capture up to 11 frames per second in burst mode at full resolution and will use an improved AF system featuring 51 points, just as in the current D3s.
Furthermore, the DSLR will also receive a new face detection/recognition function that will be working in the viewfinder and will gain the option of using XQD memory card in addition to the usual CompactFlash.
The video recording capabilities of the Nikon D4
will also be improved, and the camera will also get integrated Ethernet, 9 cross-type AF sensors operational up to f/8, improved AF detection range (goes down to EV-2.0), and support for Nikon’s WT-5 wireless transmitter.
D4 users will also be able to send out uncompressed video through the HDMI port and can configure two of the front buttons for controlling aperture during video recording.
Together with the D4 DSLR, Nikon is also said to launch a new Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G prime lens which will be retailed for around $500 (387 EUR).