Nikond4-224x139Supposedly we're in for an official unveiling in the next couple of days, but that didn't stop one site from posting the official Nikon D4 spec sheet. The camera will be a competitor to the Canon 1DX, coming in at a similar $6,000 price point, and and it looks like the D4 will actually beat the 1DX to market by a month. The specs, which back up the earlier rumors:

  • Substantially lighter body
  • Available in February
  • Suggested retail price: $6,000
  • ISO range of 100 to 102,400, expandable to 50 to 204,800.
  • 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor
  • Face detection/recognition
  • 100% viewfinder coverage (obviously)
  • Illuminated function buttons
  • Dedicated video button
  • Includes H.264 B frame compression
  • Contrast detect AF in movie recording
  • Low-pass filter for video recording
  • Smooth aperture feature for video recording
  • Nikon D4 is not produced in Thailand

Of course, what video shooters are wondering about is whether Nikon's video quality has improved, and other than the "low-pass filter for video" which will hopefully reduce aliasing issues, word is that the D4 will feature 1080p at 30 and 24fps, and 60p at 720p. No word on codec, but that info should be released shortly.

[via Nikon Rumors]