Nikon D4 & D800 - first DSLR cameras fit for broadcast
Nikon’s pro range reaches new heights this week as the D4 and D800 have opened an important door into the professional video broadcasting market. Both models have become the first DSLR cameras to pass the very elaborate European Broadcasting Union (EBU) test, commonly referred to as the BBC Test.
These tests were conducted by Alan Roberts, who spent most of his career in research and development at the BBC and wrote the new EBU guidelines and testing procedures. Alan commented that both the D4 and D800 exhibited the lowest amount of rolling shutter he has ever seen in a CMOS equipped camera. He also commented that the exposure latitudes of the D4 were truly remarkable at around 13 stops; a figure only bettered by top grade LS rated cameras.
It seems both the Nikon D4 & D800 are on a winning streak, with the duo recently picking up awards such as TIPA Best Expert DSLR 2012, GP2012 Camera of the Year & European Camera of the Year 2012. This further showcases the strength of Nikon’s superior technology across both photography and film.
For an in depth report on how both the D4 and D800 performed in the EBU test, click here.http://tech.ebu.ch/camtest/camtestreports04