The New Nikon D4 Has Crazy Specs You'll Probably Never Need

By Jamie Condliffe on at

When Canon announced the outlandish 1DX, you could be sure Nikon wouldn't be too far behind. Now, specs of the new D4 are leaking, and it looks like it could be a close fight between the two.

According to Nikon Rumors, the hotly anticipated D4 will feature a 16.2-megapixel sensor, an 11fps burst mode, and a native ISO range of between 100 and 102,400. There's also an expansion option that can allow ISO 204,800. To be honest, I'm not sure quite how useful that's going to be — at such high ISO rating, can a camera deliver images that are even useful? I'm not convinced, but I'm more than happy to be proven wrong.

Just to be clear, we're not sure what the D4 will look like — the image above is of the current D3.

Elsewhere, the D4 will also have an integrated Ethernet port and be compatible with CompactFlash XQD memory cards. There are also a bunch of unspecified tweaks to the 51-point autofocus array, improvements to video capture, and, uh, face detection. You can read the full run-down at Nikon Rumours.

All in, it sounds like a pretty exciting package. My only concern is whether some of the specs are really required. Let's wait and see. [Nikon Rumours]