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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:38 pm 
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The D800 is quite compelling at half the price of the D4. But, I will still go for the D4 and maybe later consider selling the D3 for the D800 or preferably a Dxx that has the D4 sensor (if that follows).

(To AGC888: I quoted $6000 for the D4 althought the Canadian list is $6300 only because I generally get a discount from my local dealer.)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:57 pm 
The D4 will debut with a selling price of $5999.xx in Montreal w/o discount. :)

Wonder how long it's going to take for it to drop to $5500.00. Hmmm...


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What a dream of a camera. Geez.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:45 am 
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DxOMark is there with measurements for the D4. See for yourself compared with D3s and D700 here.
Up to 1 stop more dynamic range below ISO 1600 than the D3s. Signal-to-noise comparable when scaled to equal output size (print). Pixel-by-pixel (Screen) a small amount (2.5dB) below the D3s.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:30 pm 
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I handled a D4 yesterday at a local dealer, in nearby Houston, TX, which was actually my second time to do so. The previous time, the demonstrator D4 had a quite heavy 24-70mm lens mounted, which obviously meant a very heavy combination. Yesterday, the D4 had a comparatively tiny 50mm 1.8D, and of course, the difference in weight and handling was dramatic.

It is difficult for me to remember for certain, as it has been a while since I handled a D3 or D3s, but the D4's controls and handling qualities seem to be a bit more favorable for my hands. While I am in no position, financially, to buy a D4, or Canon 1D X, at present, I am going to be attentive to these two cameras, as both will likely be current in the 2013 to 2015 time period, when I may well retire from public service, and be in a position to use tax-deferred savings to purchase a professional-level camera to use in either a second career, or volunteer work.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:39 pm 
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The D4 is pretty nice indeed. I'm helping out a friend who is a photographer and she does have the D4 + 24-70mm combination. I like it. I could use it if I wanted to and if she doesn't need it at that time - so if you want some test shots it shouldn't be a problem.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:27 am 
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If I were made of money and didn't have so many doggie mouths to feed, I would be holding a Nikon in my paws right this minute. Ken Rockwell gives comparison studies on all the Nikon lineup. Would so love a D3S, although that D800 with high resolution is something to consider. http://kenrockwell.com/nikon/d4.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:41 am 
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Ken who?

Blasphemy

Seriously though, if anyone's seriously in the market for a D800 or D4, why would they waste their time and bandwidth on that muppet?!?,?,?,?


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Hahaha! Well it's a simplified 3 paragraph review. NOT the in depth review that our Gordon provides. :D
Thank you Thomas for those lens reviews. Wow. I have bookmarked that for further reference. Phil, I concede, when I get a free moment, I will indeed be researching on my first love, Camera Labs.

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I am definitely interested in purchasing the D4 in the near future though I have to wonder why Nikon chose the XQD/CF slot versus a dual CF slots.

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