Image Quality Samples

In the few days we've had with the Nikon D4 we've shot a lot of sample images, both in our Seattle studio and out in the 'Real World'. I've also captured some short video clips and altogether, the samples on this page should give you a good idea of the D4's overall image quality, pending our usual in-depth analysis. Note that several of the samples in the 'real world' samples gallery (and all of the studio comparison images) were taken using the new AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8.

Studio Comparison Samples

These have been shot using a production-standard D4 and, as usual, include both Raw and JPEG images with all original files available for download. Added them to our comparison tool means they can be called-upon from other reviews or the standalone comparison tool. For this test we used the recently-announced Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8. Click the image below to open our studio comparison tool (opens in a new window). 

'Real World' Still Image Samples

There are 40 images in this review samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), we do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at full resolution. Because our review images are now hosted on the 'galleries' section of, you can enjoy all of the new galleries functionality when browsing these samples.

Nikon D4 Preview Samples - posted March 7th 2012

Video Samples

The D4 offers full HD video recording at up to 30fps with the option to record uncompressed HD footage via an HDMI output and monitor 'live' audio.

Note: to see these clips at their full quality, click the 'download original file' beneath the videos.

Nikon D4 with AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 lens (single AF)
1920x1080 30p, MOV, 23 sec, 62.4 MB Click here to download original file

Nikon D4 with AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens (single AF)
1920x1080 30p, MOV, 14 sec, 42.2 MB Click here to download original file

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