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Supposed Pictures of the Nikon D4

If Nikon sticks to their regular schedule, the Nikon D4 should be announced sometime in the summer of 2011, 4 years after the announcement of the D3. About 24 hours ago, someone on the Nikon Rumors Forum posted a few links to what they claim is the upcoming D4.

Hi everybody. Friend of my have a chance to see new nikon D4. I have some photos without any other information.

Interestingly enough, the EXIF data in the images indicate that the photos themselves were taken with the D4, though this isn’t difficult to fake.

Do you notice anything in the photographs that would suggest that they’re fake?

(via Nikon Rumors)


 
  • http://www.photoblog.com/bergur Bergur

    Not really, but I'm no expert. On the other hand: I think it's too square, it looks like something from a few decades ago – without being successfully retro…

  • http://kaophoto.blogspot.com/ Kaouthia

    If it is real, I'll be mightily impressed if it really can shoot 2K RAW footage, but I'm not convinced.

  • Sebastian

    I think it is a fake because of the NEF Raw Movie Codec. How long could you record with that? 2-3min on a 4GB card? And the resolution is also strange.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlejandroMatos Alejandro Matos

    “Clue No. 1: The “Nikon” badge is kerned (letter-spaced) far more tightly than current Nikon D3 models. While it's conceivable that Nikon could have redesigned the mark for this “new model,” it's still another hint that something may, perhaps, be amiss.

    Clue No. 2: Conversely, the “D4″ mark is more loosely kerned than the current “D3″ mark–another inconsistency. I'll have to study more photos of authentic Nikon bodies to verify the kerning pattern of other Nikon markings.

    Clue No. 3: Also, these photos are expertly “lit,” “photographed,” and “prepped,” as if for a product catalog. There is absolutely NO DUST visible on the body.

    Clue No. 4: First post . . . ever.

    Clue No. 5: The “friend” would clearly be under NDA from Nikon. No professional who wants to keep their career intact would ever leak something under NDA.”

  • Bizmar

    Here are the image error analysis results….

    http://www.errorlevelanalysis.com/permalink/8ec
    http://www.errorlevelanalysis.com/permalink/ba2
    http://www.errorlevelanalysis.com/permalink/dd2

    So anything with that's discolored has been altered, but it seams legit, with only parts a bit lightened, sharpened and so on… normal procedure. Not sure about the screen…

    Im not a Nikon guy so i don't know if the design is consistent…

  • http://ranger9.net Ranger 9

    “Do you notice anything in the photographs that would suggest that they’re fake?”

    Other than the fact that they're brochure-quality photos of a very finished-looking camera that's supposedly not even due to be announced for another year (according to expert Nikon augur Thom Hogan)?

    Still, very pretty. Somebody is going to get an A in his Photoshop class for sure!

  • Mykelkim

    I think it is fake. The “Pv” and “Fn” button locations are bogus to me. If you put a lens on it, how would you be able to press those buttons?

  • ushao

    That's actually about where they rest on my D200 relative to the mount if maybe a bit lower.

    Looking at the mount itself, though, it looks too liquid and perfect to be anything but rendered. The milled holes where the screws are have a roundness at the edges that just isn't normal. In fact all the edges of the mount look too smooth as if it was stamped and not milled. The rubber gripping as well looks too perfectly lit, like it's bump mapped and other parts of the camera look really flat and devoid of life.

    Good photoshop/render job but it looks like a fake to me.

  • http://twitter.com/ericleemoore Eric Moore

    Why does the top appear to have water spots?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Sampaio-Lima/791793619 Daniel Sampaio Lima

    Exactly like ushao says, For me it's a good render with photoshop. There's some few “mistaken” on this render that just show us that it's not true. For those who's familiar with 3d it'll see how sharp it is at the metal circle(Looking the Anti-Aliasing) of the mount and the blurred texture (low quality) for some indicators. I wish this can be true. I work with CG for more than 10 years and what I can tell is that a mixing between photoshop and 3d.

  • http://justtellmewhy.com/becauses/entertainment/do-you-take-photos-in-places-were-you-are-not-allowed-to/ Just Tell Me Why

    I agree with most of the commenters. The leak, the RAW video setting, the kerning and also the “D4″ from the front picture should be a little distorted by the perspective.

    Fake and fun.

  • Ohwell

    As has been mentioned already, why would anyone have quality looking press shots of a product that's allegedly a year out from launch?

    Also, i remember reading somewhere on Ken Rockwell's excellent website that he checked out the exif data on some of their previous press shots and the guys who tend to provide these images are using Phase One's.

    A D4 shooting a D4 supposedly a year before launch? I'll believe it when these “leaked” images are of some hairy guy at a sports event trying to keep a low profile with a D4 under his arm.

  • Raymon

    i'll believe it when some tech dude gets drunk and leaves it at a pub and it shows up on engadget….

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  • http://twitter.com/mijonju mijonju

    dont you get a F-.- when there is no lens attached?
    how did he get 5.6?

  • kevjohn

    This is an obvious fake! The new D4 is going to have a pop-up flash.

  • Jluidhardt

    Aha, the artist came forward Sunday on the Nikon Rumors post, she says she was doing it as a product visualization piece for her portfolio. Bravo on the visualization, terrible that someone acted as if it were a real D4.

  • http://www.costadone.com Luis

    I'm no Nikon guy, but with Canon cameras if you have the CF card compartment open you cannot see the display as in the photos above; you get a “CF CARD” message.

  • Luca

    I think is a “photoshopped”-D1

  • nikonerd

    despite the fact that its already been admitted that its fake…..nikon would never ever shoot a brand new camera with no lens or cap on thats just ridiculous

  • Markthurbon

    Something is amiss,the reflections on the table are not a mirror image of the rear of the
    camera….100 1000.
    Turbo.

  • Gdjj

    i feel sry for you

  • Dude

    directly under the lens mount is a magic roll-y wheel:
    1) appears to have only 3 positions (why so complex switch?)
    2) appears to be mounted at an angle
    3) angle of wheel would push it close or into the battery compartment
    4) there’s no equivalent in landscape grip (unlike other functions on D3)

  • Dude

    directly under the lens mount is a magic roll-y wheel:
    1) appears to have only 3 positions (why so complex switch?)
    2) appears to be mounted at an angle
    3) angle of wheel would push it close or into the battery compartment
    4) there’s no equivalent in landscape grip (unlike other functions on D3)

  • Dude

    directly under the lens mount is a magic roll-y wheel:
    1) appears to have only 3 positions (why so complex switch?)
    2) appears to be mounted at an angle
    3) angle of wheel would push it close or into the battery compartment
    4) there’s no equivalent in landscape grip (unlike other functions on D3)

  • Anatoly

    it is impossible to tell if it is a fake or not by just looking at the way the Nikon Badge or any insignia looks. It is clearly a well preped image for marketing. All product shots that are done to be used in high end publications are very heavily touched up, all text is removed from the products, redrawn in Adobe Illustrator and positioned back in the original place. When you see a poster of a beer bottle, none of the text on the label is original, it is all redone in Illustrator. It is done to avoid showing the imperfections of printing on the actual product. If you take a magnifying glass and take a look at your cameras badge (like Nikon), it is all crooked and uneven. It will all show in a big poster print. So graphic artists redo it all and place it back on  the photograph. So then they print the photo in a magazine and everything looks perfect. Thank you guys! Anatoly

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  • Ben

    I think it is fake. The “Pv” and “Fn” button locations are bogus to me. If you put a lens on it, how would you be able to press those buttons?

    the “Pv” and “Fn” buttons are in the exact same place as on my D300s and i can use them just fine with a lens on

  • Ben

    I think it is fake. The “Pv” and “Fn” button locations are bogus to me. If you put a lens on it, how would you be able to press those buttons?

    the “Pv” and “Fn” buttons are in the exact same place as on my D300s and i can use them just fine with a lens on

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  • Madnessmeg

    Am I just been dens? But when I use any camera, The screen on the top goes blank without a lens, or does this camera have the ability to predict witch lens your going to have on next

  • Madnessmeg

    Am I just been dens? But when I use any camera, The screen on the top goes blank without a lens, or does this camera have the ability to predict witch lens your going to have on next

  • Chris Lanham

    now we can take all these comments and make a perfect fake. :)

  • Chris Lanham

    now we can take all these comments and make a perfect fake. :)

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     Nikon D2X, 12.4 Megapixel, Digital SLR Camera……….$1790
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  • http://twitter.com/HutchisonHaines Graeme Hutchison

    Just the same way as you would with the lens release button

  • http://twitter.com/HutchisonHaines Graeme Hutchison

    Just the same way as you would with the lens release button

  • Wllmhull

    you can do this with the pro nikon cameras set the AP if there is no lense attached :) 

  • D Caird

    nice 3d render

    PIXAR

  • Scrabo

    It’s not hard to tell it’s a fake. Along with the other comments above, I doubt Nikon would take a frontal shot with the rear CF card door open and viewable. Ooops.

  • Anonymous

    What is the dial below the lens mount for?
    I see nothing else that might activate Video recording.

    Excellent pictures, but if the body is not Carbon Fibre, it will be too heavy for me to hold for 8 hours at an Event.
    I had to sell my D3 for that reason.

    I think we will see the “real deal” at the PMA show.
    Look for leaks the first week of January.