The D4 will be aimed squarely at news, sports, and action photographers, firing at 10 full resolution frames per second with its Nikon-developed 16.2-megapixel FX sensor.
Nikon calls the D4 its “new flagship,” as it will likely replace the current 12.3-megapixel D3s as the go-to for sports and action photography, with the D3x remaining as the high-resolution option for studio shooters.
The combination of high ISO performance, full-frame sensor, and fast shot-to-shot speed should make the D4 a speed demon for many professional and prosumer customers willing to pony up its $6,000 price tag (body-only).
The D4 will also offer a familiar pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage, but it will have a few new tricks up its sleeve. For instance, the camera will be able to detect and properly expose up to 16 faces, according to Nikon, even when shooting through the optical viewfinder. More