Photography today is becoming one of the popular hobbies for those with an artistic sense. It is considered as a medium of art where the photographer expresses feelings by capturing images of the world around him. And until recently not everyone could take good photos, it was the advent of digital photography that brought a revolution to this field. Technology is helping us improve the quality of photographs taken now. Even an amateur photographer can hope to capture good shot with the right equipment and some training. And the new Nikon Digital SLR, the D4 is just one of those equipments that amateurs and professionals equally would like to get their hands on.
Nikon D4 is the new flagship model of the Tokyo based company. It has been released just in time to be displayed in the much anticipated Consumer Electronics Show of the year, which is currently being held in Las Vegas from January 10th -13th. The D4 Digital DSLR would be leading Nikon’s range at the show and would be an ideal opportunity for the consumers to get up close and personal with this technological master piece. Here is a rundown on the device along with the nifty little add on which is certain to expand the possibilities of the device.
The D4 is a 16.2 megapixel camera with an all new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor and an image-processing engine optimized purely for Digital-SLR cameras. The camera can also handle an impressive range of lighting conditions with relative effortlessness, ranging from ISO 50 to ISO 204800. The camera has also been optimized to write images on the memory card at a much higher speeds with the built in support for high-speed UDMA 7-compatible CompactFlash memory cards and next-generation, high-speed XQD memory cards.
Considering the wide array of features available on the gadget it is no wonder that it is expected to be a major hit on the Consumer Electronics show this year. But that’s not all folks! There is one more surprise that we certainly were not expecting from the device. No, it does not talk to you like the iPhone 4S, but it comes close. The camera allows you to control it from an iPhone or an iPad. Although the full details are not in yet, but it is still steps towards a growing trend where the companies are realizing the power of the cellular technologies.
Although we still don’t have the full details of the integration. All we know right about now is that the wireless control would allow you to view through the camera’s lens on your phone; you would also be able to adjust the white balance, the ISO settings and the focus wirelessly. We are waiting for the full details from the CES 2012. Furthermore you may not even require the any application to control your camera; you can do it directly from the Safari web browser. It is possible that remote control may be enabled on the device using the WT-5 wireless adaptor. Let see what the Tokyo giant has in store for us. Let’s hope for the best.
Farrukh Zafar is the inside-out gadget guy at Simonblog. You can always reach him at Twitter.com/fariZafar