Nikon D4: Low-Light, High ISO Sample Images Gallery

Just how good is Nikon's pro DSLR in the dark? We aimed to find out

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Having spent the last year and a half shooting live music with the Nikon D3s in dimly-lit venues and apartment basements, I figured it was only fair to check out the low-light performance of Nikon’s latest/greatest pro DSLR under the same conditions. The images that follow are completely unprocessed, other than an SRGB conversion. Stay tuned for another more comprehensive sample image gallery once we’ve had a little more time with it. More on the Nikon D4 Tech Specs: ISO 6400, 1/320 sec, f/4. Lens used: **Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 8000, 1/400 sec, f/4. Lens used: **Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 5000, 1/80 sec, f/4. Lens used: **Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 6400, 1/400 sec, f/4. Lens used: **Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 6400, 1/400 sec, f/4. Lens used: **Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 4000, 1/500 sec, f/4. Lens used: **Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 4000, 1/640 sec, f/4. Lens used: **Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 4000, 1/640 sec, f/4. Lens used: **Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 10000, 1/60 sec, f/2.8. Lens used: **Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 12800, 1/30 sec, f/2.8. Lens used: **Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AF-D **(CLICK FOR FULL-RES) Dan Bracaglia
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Tech Specs: ISO 5000, 1/125 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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The following images are meant as a comparison to demonstrates the D4’s low light capabilities, from ISO 1600 up through 12800, the camera’s native high ISO. Tech Specs: ISO 12800, 1/320 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 10000, 1/250 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 8000, 1/250 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 6400, 1/200 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 5000, 1/160 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 4000, 1/125 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 3200, 1/160 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 2500, 1/100 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 2000, 1/60 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
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Tech Specs: ISO 1600, 1/60 sec, f/1.8. Lens used: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)