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Nikon D4. The new king with uncompressed HDMI output.
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  • Here is Philip Bloom's review of the D4 and D800 for video.

  • Here's a cool video showing how the Nikon D4 is being used for remote shooting by AFP at the Olympics.

  • Not much interest in the D4, so here are a couple of videos including BTS for shooting the promotional video. Interesting range of options, including underwater and aerial included.

  • re: not much interest...i think this cam is simply too expensive for the indie crowd to want to care. i can see how it would be rightfully attractive for sports, underwater and aerial apps.

  • Firmware update:

    Modifications enabled in this version

    • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
    • Auto white balance performance has been improved.
    • Images are sharper and appear more three dimensional.
    • With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on. This issue has been resolved.
    • With shooting at an image quality setting of TIFF (RGB) and an image size setting of Small, the right edge of images contained a purple line. This issue has been resolved.
    • In some rare cases, images recorded in JPEG format could not be opened by some software applications. This issue has been resolved.
    • In some very rare cases, colours would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific colour temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp. This issue has been resolved.

    (hmm...'images are sharper and more three dimensional)

    A couple of guys on NR are claiming that the FF video is as sharp as the 2.7 crop now (amazing if true)

  • The D4 has unreal DR and Low Light Ability. It they did fix the FX detail and sharpness it would make a serious movie making tool. As for the price, don't forget that used and refurb units are always an option. You would get great IQ in video and photo for less than $5,300.00. Not cheap but it really could offer a lot of versatility for that price. It all depends on if the rumors are true about improved Video quality.

  • updated D4, it does look better in FX mode. DX still softer (quick observation) will do a comparative test with D800e soon.

  • New firmware released

    • Custom Setting f17: Assign Remote Fn Button has been added * .
    • Support for CompactFlash memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB has been added.
    • When an XQD memory card and one of certain CompactFlash memory cards were inserted in the camera at the same time, "Err" was displayed in the top control panel. This issue has been resolved.
    • When AF-ON only was selected for Custom Setting a4 (AF activation) and the AF-ON button was pressed to initiate autofocus during viewfinder photography, focus remained locked even after the user took their finger off the button, and the shutter could be released at any time. However, specifications have been modified so that the shutter cannot be released under the following conditions if the camera fails to focus.
      • Autofocus mode is set to AF-S (single-servo AF)
      • AF-area mode is set to Single-point AF
      • Custom Setting a2 (AF-S priority selection) is set to Focus