London, UK, 10th April 2015: Nikon Corporation is developing new firmware for its Nikon D4S, Nikon D810, and Nikon D750 DSLR cameras, for release this summer. The new firmware will improve workflow for professional video applications by improving recording command functions with HDMI output to external recorders.
With the new firmware, communication can be established between the cameras and Atomos Shogun or Ninja-2 external recording devices. The video recorders will be able to recognise the cameras’ own operations, enabling the start/stop recording commands to become synchronised and automated. Meanwhile, it will also provide greater support for recording of high-definition, uncompressed data that makes the most of the superior resolution of the D4S, D810 and D750, plus the excellent rendering performance of NIKKOR lenses to external recorders.
Nikon continues to expand and provide greater support for its video recording functions in response to the creative needs of professional photographers, videographers, video creators and advanced amateurs. With improved video recording capabilities, users will be able to take full advantage of the performance and capabilities of Nikon’s range of products.
Demonstrations of the firmware currently under development will be held in the Nikon booth at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, held in Las Vegas from Saturday 11th April through to Thursday 16th April[*].
Simon Iddon, Group Product Manager, D-SLR Lenses and Accessories, Nikon UK, says: “DSLR cameras are being used now more than ever for broadcasting, film and video production, so they are required to capture stills whilst being able to support high quality video recording and editing. This new firmware will make the process even easier, allowing greater communication between multiple systems when used professionally. Nikon’s continuing advancement and dedication to making our products better and even more capable is demonstrated in these innovative new changes.”
The Nikon D4S is Nikon's 16.2-megapixel FX-format flagship designed to keep professionals ahead of the game. The D4S was designed by Nikon engineers to meet the needs of the most demanding photographers, with a wealth of improvements including the ultimate image quality, Nikon’s renowned 51-point AF system, and Full HD movie recording. The D4S boasts a brand new Group Area AF mode that allows much finer control over the size of the autofocus area, ensuring a superior image quality and phenomenal precision. The D4S is also equipped with a high-performance viewfinder that offers a more stable image, and a re-contoured design and smoother grip that make it easier to hold out in the field.
The Nikon D810 boasts incomparable image quality achieved with the camera’s brand new FX-format sensor that offers a class-leading 36.3-megapixels, and is designed without an optical low-pass filter. The latest EXPEED 4 image processor delivers unprecedented sharpness, alongside an ultra-wide ISO range of 64-12800 that delivers stunning sharpness and impressive tonality. The D810 also records Full HD (1080p) movies at 50p/60p frame rates, providing smooth and extremely sharp movies.
The Nikon D750 is a new model added to the Nikon FX-format DSLR lineup. It features a new 24.3-megapixel and FX-format CMOS sensor and Nikon’s flagship EXPEED 4 image-processing engine ensures image rendering is superb for both stills and video. It delivers exceptional image quality and is packed with professional imaging technology, all in a streamlined, lightweight, and compact body. It is also the first Nikon FX-format camera to feature a sturdy tilt-screen LCD monitor and built-in Wi-Fi® function.
 Demonstrations will be held beginning on April 13 (Monday). Nikon Inc., Nikon Corporation's American subsidiary, will be represented at the NAB Show.
Posted on: Thursday 9 April 2015