- Vancouver Photographer - Craig Minielly
I received my new Nikon D4 the other day, and thought I’d share few images to provide an idea of it’s capabilities.
Above all else, the low-light potential is simply outstanding. ISO 200,000 …wtf? Are you kidding me ? I honestly thought the EXIF was being read wrong, and had to look it up before I could believe that it was real… and yes, it is. There will be noise at that ISO of course, that is to be expected, but it’s still a high quality image and very usable. That functionality can bring about a whole new realm of possibilities for shooting styles… however, that’s a topic for another post, and another time.
So I decided to take a walk with my new best friend, after sundown and before sunrise, and was working at conservative ISO’s of 25,0000 – 50,000 … (yes, this camera is able to see in the dark). The images below will give you an idea of what this camera can do, and how well it does it. Because no camera review image gallery is complete without a lovely smile, I have included two bonus images, shot at ISO 2000.
About the images – Images are from RAW processed files through the ACR Beta 6.7, very minimal luminance noise correction applied. I always sharpen specific to output, so all sharpening has been left off these images so you can judge their potential without influence.
All Images were shot in Auto WB, and I will say that it is unbelievable how accurate it is straight out of the camera. Images samples show a variety of artificial sources, with colour renditions that would be very tough to customize any better than what the camera did automatically.
Images were shot with Picture Control Enabled, using the Standard Profile Option, and with D-Lighting set to Low. In Lightroom, the Camera Profile for Standard was applied to all images before generating the JPG File Outputs.
Images may be downloaded for personal review, and permission will be granted on request for Editorial Publication with credit and linkback.
See for yourself!