Nikon D4 Update Tested

April 12, 2013  •  2 Comments

 

D4 Update Put To The Test.

 

Nikon recently released an update to the D4 claiming more three dimensional and sharper images and shooting the D4 myself I naturally had to put their claims to the test.  Below is a copy of the update description followed by before and after sample images.

 
 

Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date April 2, 2013

·         Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.

·         Auto white balance performance has been improved.

·         Images are sharper and appear more three dimensional.

·         With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on.  This issue has been resolved.

·         With shooting at an image quality setting of TIFF (RGB) and an image size setting of Small, the right edge of images contained a purple line.  This issue has been resolved.

·         In some rare cases, images recorded in JPEG format could not be opened by some software applications.  This issue has been resolved.

·         In some very rare cases, colors would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific color temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp.  This issue has been resolved.

 

Below are jpeg images of before and after the firmware update. All images were shot on the Nikon D4 tripod mounted with the 70-200 F2.8 VRII at 165mm, 1600 ISO, aperture F5.6 in aperture priority. 

Before firmware update.

Before firmware update cropped.

After firmware update.

After firmware update cropped.

Can you tell a difference in the before and after shots? I'll let you judge for yourself. Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

For information on downloading the update from Nikon visit the link below.

 

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18252/session/L3RpbWUvMTM2NTAxMDM3NC9zaWQvTVdCT0VPbWw%3D

 


Comments

2.Chris(non-registered)
I can see a clear difference! The after photo shows it all!
1.Feroz(non-registered)
Nope. Can't really see a difference. Not sure even pixel peepers would be able to
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