Nikon D4

The Nikon D4 will be available in the U.S. later this month, but Nikon's flagship professional SLR goes on sale Down Under tomorrow. CNET Australia does the honors in the first unboxing.
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Inside the box

Upon first opening the box, you're greeted with instruction manuals and the Nikon strap.
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There she is

After removing the upper trays, you finally get to see the beautiful Nikon D4.
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The big reveal

There she is in all her glory.
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Lenses

Along with the D4, Nikon sent CNET Australia various lenses to test out, including this 14-24mm f/2.8G.
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Tipping point

CNET Australia's Lexy Savvides notes that with the 14-24mm f/2.8G mounted, it's definitely lens heavy.
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Shutter button

The shutter button now sits at a 35-degree angle, so it's easier to press.
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Ports

There are numerous ports on the side of the D4, including the built-in Ethernet port and headphone jack.
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Top panel

The top panel features a 3.2-inch screen, an auto-dim sensor, and a thermal shield to protect the panel from getting hot when shooting outdoors.
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Card slots

The Nikon D4 is the first camera to incorporate a slot and XQD card. There's also a CompactFlash slot.
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Strap happy

In case you forget, the strap is emblazoned with Nikon D4.
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Mic check

The D4 is compatible with the ME-1 external stereo microphone, which plugs into the 3.5mm jack.
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More lenses

Here is the Nikon D4 with the 24-70mm f/2.8G lens.
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Flash

Attached here is Nikon's high-end speedlight, the SB-910.
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