This wasn't a sophisticated scientific test of the Nikon D4, in fact, it was the first time I'd ever had a Nikon to use for longer than a few minutes, so much of the time I had the camera was just getting used to the Nikon way.
Executive summary: I liked the Nikon D4 a lot! The body feels great, tho maybe a slight bit less sturdy than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It shoots great stills and has great features for the photographer. Where it falls down is on the video side – it is soft and has a slight bit of moire (tho much less than the Canon EOS 5D Mark II). If you're a photographer with Nikon lenses, you'll love this camera! If you're looking to shoot video, you'll likely want to pick another camera.
Nikon D4 here and gone[tentblogger-youtube RSsQ_W9A7E4]
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The extra bits for this episode
Moire and sharpness battle – Nikon D4 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 5D Mark III [tentblogger-vimeo 44522108]
All of the Nikon D4 shots I posted in the video are over on 500px.
But here's the parrot image (50% if you click thru to see it larger) – shot on the Nikon D4 with the Nikkor 35mm f1.4:
And here's the 100% crop!
And thanks again to LensProToGo for lending us the Nikon D4! If you're looking to rent gear, stop in to LensProToGo and if you have questions, don't be shy about calling! Everyone on staff is an experienced photographer and can answer your questions!
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(cover photo credit: snap from the podcast)