Nikon D4 and D800 Designed by Italian Car Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro

Nikon’s new flagship D4 DSLR and its cousin the D800 were both designed by famed Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and his studio Italdesign Giugiaro. The studio’s website has put up portfolio entries for both cameras. The partnership was rumored prior to the launch and wasn’t much of a surprise: Giugiaro has been involved in the design of nearly all the high end pro Nikon cameras that have been released since 1980.

(via Nikon Rumors)

  • Jerryhorton

    Maybe it’s time to trade in my D4 — But I love my D4!

  • Calgary Photographers

    I love my F4! D4 looks good too.

  • Thomas Krüger

    That’s 90,1% Volkswagen Design:

  • Slash_Cynic

    Explains the crappy ergonomics.

  • LOL

    Explains why he still has more money than you

  • Lampino

     Povero fava lessa

  • Slash_Cynic

    Don’t slip trying to grip it.

  • Hany259

    you’re retarded.  ergonomics would be a valid discussion and in no way argue the actual performance of the camera.  i agree with cynic; go buy this thing and drop it, then come argue the ergonomics.

  • Vincent

    Not long ago, when the ISO capabilities were strongly in favour of Canon, Nikon fans could not stop praising their cameras for their ergonomics (as that’s all they had to brag about). Look at you now. Sad cases.

  • John R

    Designed the Contax SLR models too, but that was a while ago.  Cameras were a damn site smaller then, you could happily pop an SLR with lens into your pocket.

  • # azumaguy

    Not with any pro slr I’ve ever had (30 years pro)