Nikon D4 Specifications and key Features with Overview

A summary, as well as a brief explanation of the Nikon D4 specifications and key features with details, are listed in this article. If you read this article till last, you’ll have a total overview of the Nikon D4, despite not having the camera in your hands.


  • Sensor: 16.2 MP FX, 7.3µ pixel size
  • Native ISO Sensitivity: 100-12,800
  • Boost Low ISO Sensitivity: 50
  • Boost High ISO Sensitivity: 25,600-204,800
  • Camera Buffer: Up to 100 12-bit RAW images, 70 14-bit uncompressed RAW, and up to 200 JPEG images in continuous 10 FPS mode with XQD card
  • Processor: EXPEED 3
  • Dust Reduction: Yes
  • Shutter: Up to 1/8000 and 30-sec exposure, self-diagnostic shutter monitor
  • Shutter Durability: 400,000 cycles
  • Camera Lag: 0.012 seconds
  • Storage: 1x Compact Flash slot and 1x XQD slot
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
  • Speed: 10 FPS, 11 FPS with AE/AF locked
  • Exposure Meter: 91,000 pixel RGB sensor
  • Autofocus System: Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX with 51 focus points and 15 cross-type sensors
  • AF Detection: Up to f/8 with 11 focus points (5 in the center, 3 on the left and right)
  • LCD Screen: 3.2 inch diagonal with 921,000 dots
  • Movie Modes: Full 1080p HD @ 30 fps max
  • Movie Exposure Control: Full
  • Movie Recording Limit: 30 minutes @ 30p, 20 minutes @ 24p
  • Movie Output: MOV, Compressed and Uncompressed
  • Two Live View Modes: One for photography and one for videography
  • Camera Editing: Lots of in-camera editing options with HDR capabilities
  • Wired LAN: Built-in Gigabit RJ-45 LAN port
  • WiFi: Not built-in, requires WT-5a and older wireless transmitters
  • GPS: Not built-in, requires GP-1 GPS unit
  • Battery Type: EN-EL18
  • Battery Life: 2,600 shots
  • Weight: 1,180g

Advantages and Disadvantages of Nikon D4

Advantages of Nikon D4

  • 2 Storage Slots
  •  High Shutter Life Expectancy – 400000 cycles
  •  Environmental Sealing
  • External Microphone Port
  • External Headphone Port
  •  Long Battery Life (2600 shots)
  • Timelapse Recording
  • Illuminated Buttons
  • Dual-axis Electronic Level
  • Magnesium alloy body elements
  • Flash Sync Port
  • 921k dots LCD Resolution
  • Large 3.20″ Screen
  •  Autofocus at f8 using 11 focus points
  • 15 Cross Type Focus Points

Disadvantages of Nikon D4

  • No Wireless Connection
  •  No Sensor shift Image Stabilization
  •  No Articulating Screen
  •  No Touch Screen
  •  No Face-Detection Focusing
  •  Heavy Body: 1340g


TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Release Date2012-01-06
Body TypeLarge DSLR
ProcessorExpeed 3

Nikon D4 is a 16.0MP Pro DSLR camera featuring a Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm) CMOS sensor, weather-sealed body, and Nikon F lens mount that was first presented in January 2012. Nikon replaced the Nikon D3S with this model, and the Nikon D4 with the Nikon D4s subsequently

Nikon’s D-SLR series has a new flagship: the D4. D4 is a professional camera that strikes the perfect blend of resolution, sensor size, picture processing, and ISO range. With its FX-format sensor and EXPEED3 CPU, it can capture images at up to 10 frames per second with complete AE/AF and Full 1080p HD video. 

When you add in cutting-edge metering and AF systems, thoughtfully designed controls, an ultra-rugged body, and many connectivity options, the D4 gives the world’s best photographers and multimedia artists more freedom than ever before.

D4 has a degree of speed and accuracy that will change the way you think about time. For breathtaking stills up to 11 frames per second, Nikon’s powerful EXPEED3 image engine is combined with a carefully selected FX-format 16.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. 

Nikon’s Advanced SRS works in tandem with a 91,000-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering III sensor to give unrivaled precision in every frame. For a camera that can keep up with you, add a 51-point AF system that is faster and more responsive.

Dimensions and Weight

(W x H x D)
Approx. 160 x 156.5 x 90.5 mm / 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.
WeightApprox. 1,340 g / 2.95 lb / 47.26 oz with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover;
Approx. 1,180 g / 2.60 lb / 41.62 oz (camera body only)

Nikon D4 measures 160 x 156.5 x 90.5 mm (6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6′′). D4 weighs 1340 g (2.95 lb / 47.26 oz) with memory card and battery but only camera body weighs approximately 1,180 g / 2.60 lb / 41.62 oz (camera body only)

The Nikon D4 is a relatively heavier camera for its class, considering the average weight of DSLR-type cameras is 773g. It is of ordinary thickness, with a thickness of 91mm.

Nikon D4 body size and weight

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Mechanical Shutter Speed1/8000s
Continuous Shooting11.0 fps
Shutter PriorityYES
Aperture PriorityYES
Manual Exposure ModeYES
Exposure CompensationYES
Custom White BalanceYES
Image StabilizationNO
Built-in FlashNO
Flash RangeNo built-in flash
Max Flash Sync1/250s
Flash ModesAuto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High-Speed Sync
External FlashYES
AE BracketingYES
WB BracketingYES

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps),
1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps),
640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsMPEG-4, H.264
Microphone PortYES
Headphone PortYES

Image Sensor

Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeFull Frame
Sensor Dimension36 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area860.40 mm2
Sensor Resolution16MP
Total Pixels16.6 Million
Effective Pixels16.2 Million
Dust reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX2 software)
Maximum Native ISO12,800
Maximum Boosted ISO204800
Minimum Native ISO100
Minimum Boosted ISO50
RAW SupportYES

The Nikon D4 is equipped with a 16.0MP Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm) CMOS sensor and the Expeed 3 processor. With aspect ratios of 5:4 and 3:2, you can shoot at a maximum resolution of 4928 x 3280 pixels. The D4 features a base ISO range of 100 to 12800, which can be increased to 50 to 204800, and it can store data in RAW format, allowing for more post-processing options.

The Nikon D4 does not have the highest resolution of any Full frame camera. The Sigma fp L, with its 61.0MP sensor, is the class leader.

Nikon D500 DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark is a benchmark that evaluates the image quality of camera sensors scientifically. The picture quality of the Nikon D4 sensor was assessed by DxO Mark and had an overall score of 89. The details of their Nikon D4 analysis may be found here.


ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageFX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical1.2x
(30×20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical5:4
(30×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-3 to +1 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Depth-of-field previewWhen the Pv button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by the user (A and M modes) or by the camera (P and S modes)
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled

The D4 includes an optical (pentaprism) viewfinder built-in, making it simpler to shoot in bright sunshine and other conditions where using the LCD panel is difficult. The viewfinder has a magnification ratio of 0.7x and a coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder when shooting is exactly what you’ll get later in your image, allowing for more accurate framing and reducing the need for later cropping.

Monitor Screen

Screen TypeFixed Type
ScreenTechnologyTFT LCD
Screen size3.20 inch ( 8cm)
Screen resolution921k dots ( XGA )
Live viewYES
Frame coverage100%
Brightness AdjustmentYES
Touch screenNO

The D4 includes an optical (pentaprism) viewfinder built-in, making it simpler to shoot in bright sunshine and other conditions where using the LCD panel is difficult. The viewfinder has a magnification ratio of 0.7x and a coverage of 100%. 

100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder when shooting is exactly what you’ll get later in your image, allowing for more accurate framing and reducing the need for later cropping.


AutofocusNikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors)
Detection range-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servoAutofocus (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 pointCan be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area modesSingle-point AF, 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway (single-servo autofocus) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector

The Nikon D4 is equipped with a Phase Detection autofocus system. The AF system features 51 focus points, 15 of which are Cross-type sensors. When compared to single-type sensors, cross-type sensors lock focus faster and more accurately.


AF TouchNO
AF ContinuousYES
AF TrackingYES
AF SelectiveYES
AF CentreYES
AF Multi-viewYES
AF Live viewYES
AF Face DetectionNO
AF Contrast detectionNO
AF Phase-detectionYES
Number of focus points51
Number of cross-focus points15

The Nikon D4 features a more advanced version of the 51-point focus system than the Nikon D3s. The D4 is the first Nikon DSLR to be able to autofocus with slower lens + teleconverter combinations at smaller apertures than f/5.6, thanks to the “Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX” autofocus module’s increased sensitivity to light (focus detection increased from -1 EV to -2 EV), and the D4 is the first Nikon DSLR to be able to autofocus with slower lens + teleconverter combinations at smaller apertures than f/5.6. With 11 functioning focus points at apertures up to f/8, the D4 enables the use of f/4 lenses with longer teleconverters such as 1.7x and 2x.

However, the most significant change isn’t only the option to employ longer lens + teleconverter combinations. The Nikon D4 focuses better in low light than the D3s with any lens, including fast prime lenses, at -2EV focus detection. Although I enjoyed my D3s, they struggled to focus in low light indoor conditions, and the D4 far outperforms it.

Video Recording

MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels)and frame rate1,920 x 1,080; 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p.
1,920 x 1,080 crop; 30p, 25p, 24p
1,280 x 720; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p
640 x 424; 30p, 25p 

Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; all options support both high and normal image quality
File formatMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivityAutomatically adjusted in the range ISO 200 to 12800 or ISO 200 to Hi 4
Maximum length29 min. 59 s (20 min. depending on frame size/rate and movie quality settings)
Other optionsIndex marking, time-lapse photography

With the Nikon D4, you can capture films in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats at a maximum quality of 1920 x 1080 at 30, 25, or 24 frames per second. In most instances, the Nikon D4’s full HD resolution will be enough. However, if you’re looking for the highest-resolution footage possible, check out our selection of the Best 4K (Ultra-HD) Cameras.

A Mono microphone and a Mono speaker are included in the D4. Nikon D4 also contains a microphone input and a headphone jack for connecting external headphones, making it an excellent camera for high-quality filming.

Compatible Lenses

Compatible lensesCompatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC-NIKKOR lenses), DX lenses [using DX (24×16) 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 cannot 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)

The Nikon D4 has a Nikon F lens mount, which presently has 316 native lenses available. Nikon F mount not only boasts one of the largest lens selections, but it also has backward compatibility, which means you can use F mount lenses from the 1960s. It is also widely supported by third-party manufacturer lenses.

Although the Nikon D4 lacks a sensor-based image stabilization system, many of these lenses include optical image stabilization.

Best Lenses for Nikon D4

  1. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR
  1. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR
  1. Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD
  1. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR
  1. Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
  1. Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8G IF-ED VR


TypeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, X250
Flash sync speedX=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower

The Nikon D4 features a maximum continuous shooting speed of 11 frames per second and a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 second.


Release modesS (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), (self-timer), MUP (mirror up)
Frame advance rateUp to approx. 10 fps (CL) or approx. 10 to 11 fps (CH)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s


MeteringTTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx. 91K (91,000) pixels
Metering methodMatrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering is available with non-CPU lenses if the user provides lens data

Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to a 12-mm circle in the center of frame; the 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 the average of entire frame)

Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when the non-CPU lens is used)
Range(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: -1 to 20 EVSpot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCombined CPU and AI
Exposure modesProgrammed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Exposure bracketing2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with the center of the sub-selector
ISO sensitivity(Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100 to 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-LightingCan be selected from auto, extra high +2/+1, high, normal, low or off
ADL bracketing2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 to 5 frames using preset values for all frames

What about exposure precision and metering? Nikon also improved the RGB metering sensor in the D4 with the newer autofocus system, moving from an outdated 1,005-pixel RGB metering sensor to a considerably more modern 91,000-pixel RGB sensor. The D4’s new metering sensor has much more built-in presets and face-recognition patterns than the D3s, making it more precise in choosing the best exposure. 

When shooting portraits and weddings in 3D Matrix mode, I discovered that the D4 prioritizes skin tones significantly better, resulting in more accurate exposures in a variety of lighting situations. As a result, compared to the D3s, I found myself utilizing the exposure correction button less with the D4.

Flash( Built-in and External)

Flash controlTTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 91K (91,000) pixels are 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-weighted metering,

Standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modesFront-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 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Flash bracketing2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when the optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative LightingSystem (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 terminalISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

The ISO 518 standard flash hot shoe with sync and data connections, a safety lock, and the ISO 519 standard sync terminal with locking thread are also included with the Nikon D4. The new 91,000 pixel metering sensor is used to measure i-TTL flash exposures. The D4 is compatible with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, as you might anticipate. The SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander serves as the commander, the SB-600 or SB-R200 Speedlights as the remotes, and the SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 Speedlights as the master flash.

Live View

ModesLive view photography (quiet or silent), movie live view
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo autofocus (AF-S); full-time servo autofocus (AF-F)Manual focus (M)
AF-area modesFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)


HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector; can be used simultaneously with camera monitor
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio outputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
10-pin remote terminalCan be used to connect optional remote control, GPS Unit GP-1, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional GPS Adapter Cord MC-35 and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
EthernetRJ-45 connector
Peripheral connectorFor Wireless Transmitter WT-5A/B/C/D

Even by pro SLR standards, the Nikon D4 boasts an unusually broad variety of external connectivity. An RJ-45 wired Ethernet port (100Base-T), a ten-pin remote terminal (also used to attach compatible GPS devices), a 3.5mm stereo microphone jack (with compatibility for plug-in power), and a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack are among the connections available. USB High-Speed Data is also supported (for monitoring audio during video capture). However, the previous composite A/V output is completely blocked by the new ports on the side of the Nikon D4.

Power Source

BatteryOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL18
AC adapterAC Adapter EH-6b; requires Power Connector EP-6 (available separately)

White Balance

White balanceAuto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2,500 K to 10,000 K); all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3


PlaybackFull-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

Tripod Socket

Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Operating Environment

Operating environmentTemperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: less than 85% (no condensation)


Supplied accessories(may differ by country or area)Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL18, Battery Charger MH-26, USB Cable UC-E15, Camera Strap AN-DC7, Body Cap BF-1B, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2, Eyepiece DK-17, Battery Chamber Cover BL-6, USB Cable Clip, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

Supported Languages

Supported languagesArabic, 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

Memory Card Capacity

At various image quality, image size, and image area settings, the following table indicates the approximate number of photographs that can be kept on a SONY XQD Memory Card H series QD-H32 (32 GB).

FX (36 x 24) image area

Image qualityImage sizeFile size1No. of images1Buffer capacity2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit15.4 MB110092
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit19.4 MB87275
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit13.9 MB150098
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit17.0 MB120076
NEF (RAW), Uncompressed, 12-bit26.5 MB110077
NEF (RAW), Uncompressed, 14-bit34.3 MB87269
TIFF (RGB)LargeMediumSmall49.1 MB28.3 MB13.2 MB61210002200555966
JPEG fine3LargeMediumSmall7.9 MB5.4 MB3.0 MB290046008500170200200
JPEG normal3LargeMediumSmall4.5 MB2.8 MB1.6 MB5600900015700182200200
JPEG basic3LargeMediumSmall2.2 MB1.5 MB0.9 MB108001680027100200200200
  • Includes images taken with non-DX lenses when On is selected for Auto DX crop.

DX (24 x 16) image area

Image qualityImage sizeFile size1No. of images1Buffer capacity2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit7.2 MB2400200
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit8.9 MB1900172
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit6.6 MB3200200
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit7.9 MB2700196
NEF (RAW), Uncompressed, 12-bit12.0 MB2400133
NEF (RAW), Uncompressed, 14-bit15.3 MB1900114
TIFF (RGB)LargeMediumSmall21.5 MB12.6 MB6.2 MB140023004700616883
JPEG fine3LargeMediumSmall3.7 MB2.8 MB1.9 MB5800880013500200200200
JPEG normal3LargeMediumSmall2.3 MB1.6 MB1.1 MB111001620024400200200200
JPEG basic3LargeMediumSmall1.2 MB0.9 MB0.7 MB203002870040700200200200

*  When Auto DX crop is set to On, photos captured with DX lenses are included.

1: All statistics are rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent. The file size varies depending on the situation recorded.

2: At ISO 100, the maximum number of exposures can be recorded in the memory buffer. If JPEG compression is set to optimal quality or auto distortion control is enabled, the value drops.

3: Assume JPEG compression is set to Size priority in the figures. Choosing the highest quality increases the file size of JPEG photos, reducing the number of images and buffer capacity.

Approved Memory Cards

The XQD and CompactFlash memory cards described in the following sections are compatible with the camera. Other cards haven’t been put to the test.

XQD memory cards

For usage in the camera, the following XQD memory cards have been tested and approved.

SONYS seriesQD-S3232 GB
QD-S6464 GB
H seriesQD-H1616 GB
QD-H3232 GB

Compact Flash memory cards

The camera has been tested and approved for usage with the following Type I CompactFlash memory cards. Microdrives and Type II cards are not compatible.

SanDiskExtreme ProSDCFXP16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
ExtremeSDCFX8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
Extreme IVSDCFX42 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
Ultra IISDCFH2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB
StandardSDCFB2 GB, 4 GB
Lexar MediaProfessionalUDMA1000x16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
600x8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
300x2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
Professional233x2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB
80x2 GB, 4 GB
Platinum II80x2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
60x4 GB


Nikon D4 specifications and key features have made it clear that this camera is best for professional use. D4 is a highly recommended FX sensor camera for professionals due to its features. The features are very close to an expensive professional camera. You should choose the lens for appropriate use in order to get the best results.


Is Nikon D4 good for wildlife photography?

YES. In conclusion, the D4 is a fantastic specialist wildlife camera that is well-suited to action in both normal and low light but with limited reach.

Does Nikon D4 have WiFi?

NO. There is an Ethernet port for wired control and live view, however, there is no WiFi.

What is the shutter life of a Nikon D4?

Nikon’s D4 and D5 cameras have 400,000 cycle ratings, whereas the D850 and D500 have 200,000, the D7500 have 150,000, and the D5600 and D3500 have 100,000.

What battery does a Nikon D4 use?

The EN-EL 18a is a rechargeable Li-ion battery with a capacity of 2500 mAh that is used to power Nikon D-SLR cameras such as the D5, D4s, and D4. The MH-26a or MH-26 Battery Chargers can be used to charge the EN-EL18a Li-ion Battery.

What card does Nikon D4 use?

The Nikon D4 and D4S DSLR cameras (pictured) have two media card slots, one XQD, and the other CompactFlash. The Nikon D4 and D4S DSLR cameras (pictured) have two media card slots, one XQD, and the other CompactFlash. CompactFlash cards can write at a maximum of 167 MB/s.

Is Nikon D4 mirrorless?

NO. The Nikon D4 is a professional DSLR camera with a 16.0MP Full frame sensor that was released in January 2012.

Is a Nikon D4 a full frame camera?

YES. Nikon Corporation introduced the Nikon D4 as a 16.2-megapixel professional-grade full-frame (35mm) digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) that replaced Nikon’s DSLR model D3S and later was replaced by Nikon’s DSLR model D4S.