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New article about D4 under water

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#1 Lasse


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:14 AM

I recommend Espen Rekdals article about his experiences with the D4 in Nauticam Housing:


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#2 Alex_Mustard


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:30 AM

Interesting read Espen. Thanks for sharing Lasse.

Having shot both cameras quite a lot now underwater, I would add that the D4's autofocus noticeably outperforms the D800's. Although both are ahead of the previous generation Nikons.

However, I don't see why the D4's video can pass the broadcast test, but the D800's does not. But maybe that's because I don't know enough about video.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

D4 has less compression artifacting, noise, moiré and aliasing than the D800, Alex. Just too many mp to downsize to 1920x1080 with the D800.

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