The Nikon D4s, which was heralded in January, will be available in Australia on 6 March and Nikon’s new Capture NX-D software for processing and adjusting NEF.RAW images will be free of charge from today.


The new Nikon D4s. (Source: Nikon.)

Developed as the next-generation flagship successor to the D4, Nikon’s new D4S is designed to meet the needs of professional photographers and includes the following upgraded features:
– A new 16.23 image sensor specifically matched to the new EXPEED 4 image processor delivers images that exhibit even greater sharpness and enhanced depth;
– Extendable ISO range from 50 to 409600 for unrivalled low light performance;
– Adoption of a new Group-area AF mode combined with an optimised algorithm used by the AF system allows for a faster, more accurate autofocus that is better able to acquire and track a subject;
– Support for the 1000BASE-T standard increases wired-LAN transmission speed and a small size option for RAW images (12-bit uncompressed) for improved and speedier workflow;
– An additional autofocus mode that enables smoother autofocusing and faster workflow during continuous shooting at 11fps;
– Increased accuracy of auto-white balance for clear colour reproduction, even when shooting under difficult artificial lighting;
– Improved video capabilities with Full (1080p) HD recording at 60p/50p/30p/25p.

After charging for its raw processing software for many years, Nikon has finally decided to release a free software application that will replace the current Capture NX 2 application. Capture NX-D  will be available from today as a beta version, which is compatible with Nikon’s DSLR cameras, Nikon 1 CSCs and Coolpix digicams. It is available for downloading from .

During the evaluation period, Nikon will collect requests and ideas regarding the application from those using it on the Nikon website. It will then use those requests and ideas to improve the application prior to its official release scheduled for this winter. Nikon will continue to update and provide support for the current Capture NX 2 application while the beta version of Capture NX-D is available. However, once the official version of Capture NX-D is released, Nikon will no longer support Capture NX 2 with updates.