Anybody can read French?
First page, you can get the specs from the Fiche Technique section, 16MP, 51pt AF, 100% 0.7x prism, 100-12k native, 50-200k expanded iso, XQD slot, etc.
The sentences that stick out most for me (i'm too lazy to translate the whole article):
The high-megapixel D3X is staying in the line-up, and eventually will be replaced by the D4X (well, duh).
The D4 is being made for sensitivity and speed, only 16mp is the price you pay for the high-iso/fps (well duh).
Even amateur cameras go past 20MP these days, but this camera is aimed for people who were already comfortable with 12MP, photogs and journalists.
Smaller MP means larger photosites, so you get ISO up to 200k. And it's gone up to 20fps from 9fps in the D3s. (1D mk4 competitor!)
It takes 11fps 'en pleine definition' (I presume that just means JPEG-only?) but with no auto-exposure or autofocus after the first shot, and takes 12fps in 8MP DX-crop (which by my calculations, 16MP/(1.5^2)=7.1MP DX-crop).
Shutter/mirror is rated at 400k (so, 11 hours of total burst then?)
They've reused the multicam3500FX autofocus from the D3, to use in groups of 11 in dynamique mode to track the subject.
Nikon have tweaked the sensitivity of the autofocus points to favour using teleconverters (take that, Canon! ?)
They've added in a new 91k-pixel rgb-metering for scene-detection and metering.We have tested this with good success
(ie, they've had their hands on one, they say.
They've added in things 'that videophiles want': contrast-based autofocus for video, and support fullHD .mov and H.264, frame-rate choices, with key new features: entre lignee (does this mean line-skipping or something else? my french isn't bad but my video-knowledge is almost nil), headphone jack with VU meter, hdmi output 'brute de decoffrage' (i think this means uncompressed?) for direct transmission, fade to black).
They've change the ergonomics and made it 45g lighter (how much does extra weight do you get by using an extra CF card though?), more comfortable in portrait, bigger screen.
More features, ethernet (with no mention of gigabit, if they had gigabit they'd make a point of saying it, I'm calling 100Mbps), wifi-transmitter, xqd and cf slots, blah blah.
And in the black box, 1DX specs we already know ("which on paper, looks better").