Hey guys! So you were less interested in the 85mm f/1.2L from yesterday, but I think we all can agree that the lens itself looks pretty sweet. Today, we're forgoing the Canon gear for Nikon, and leaving lenses for a look at a pro body. "Billsnature" on the Fred Miranda forums is selling a Nikon D4 for $4,850 with a mere 8,857 shutter actuations on the clock.

Now, if you've read almost anything I've written, you know that I prefer Canon gear over that of the other major DSLR brand, *cough* Nikon *cough*, but if I had a nice stash of Nikkor glass (or even one lens for that matter), I'd be a bit more excited about this deal.

With a sensor resolution of 16.2MP, the D4 is selling new for just over $1,000 more than this slightly used model. Competing with Canon's flagship DSLR, the 1Dx, which has a blisteringly fast 12FPS with 14FPS possible if you give up AF and automatic exposure, the Nikon has an impressive possible burst rate of up to 11 FPS.


Along with the fast frame rate, the D4 touts a 51-point AF system with 15 of those points being cross-point. The AF points can focus from -2 to +19 EV, making low light focusing a bit easier.

Along the same lines as focusing in low light situations, the D4 offers an ISO sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12,800; The ISO is expandable to ISO 50 on the low end and ISO 204,800 on the high end, though the image quality declines before then.

A shutter rated to 400,000 cycles by Nikon means that this shutter has about 98% of its lifespan left. Is that extra 2% worth an extra thousand dollars? That's up to you.


The sale price of $4,850 includes not just the body, battery, charger, and original box, but also three Sony 32GB XQD cards, giving you a more-than-necessary 96GB to play around with, though if you're paying with PayPal, you can add an extra 3% to the price to cover shipping and PayPal fees, bringing the net total to $4,995.50 for this pro-level DSLR.

So what do you think about this 1Dx fighter? Is the slightly used D4 worth the cash, or would you rather snag a 1Dx and enjoy the extra 2 megapixels, one to three FPS faster burst mode, 10 more AF points, and lighter weight wallet? (New for new, the 1Dx is $802 more expensive than the D4)


Note: I apologize for any feelings I've hurt by comparing the 1Dx and the D4. I know this was supposed to be about the D4, but I really don't know very much about Nikon. I do know, however, that if you're shopping for a DSLR of this caliber, you probably already have a brand preference. Choose what's right for you, and remember:

"The best camera is the one that's with you"
~Chase Jarvis

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