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Rethink the limits of speed, precision, efficiency and versatility in the field. With remarkable enhancements throughout the entire workflow, thrilling new levels of speed, performance and ISO sensitivity and the superior image quality of a Nikon flagship HD-SLR, D4S frees professionals to perform at their peak in whatever conditions their assignments demand. Capture full resolution stills at 11 fps for approx. 200 shots with full AE and AF functionality, noise-free photos and videos up to ISO 25,600 (expandable to a mind-boggling ISO 409,600 equivalent at Hi4) and 1080p Full HD videos with high-fidelity stereo audio. Transfer files 10x faster with new 1000 Base-T (Gigabit) wired LAN, and increase that speed further by shooting a smaller RAW SIZE S format. Think and shoot in ways you may not have believed possible.
The evolution of a masterpiece.
The course of modern imaging has been forged by the talent and ingenuity of working professionals, but also by the introduction of a few cameras so innovative and forward-thinking, they redefined what's possible. The Nikon D4 has been such a camera. And now D4S proves that a great thing really can get better, with remarkable enhancements throughout the entire workflow, dazzling new levels of speed, performance, ISO sensitivity and, of course, the superior image quality of a Nikon camera.
Enhancements through the entire workflow
How do you make a revolutionary camera better? Improve its speed, precision and efficiency without sacrificing the features that make it exceptional. D4S builds on the success of D4 with 30% faster image processing and substantial energy savings-capture up to 3,020* stills on a single charge-an extended standard ISO range (100-25,600) with enhanced noise reduction, and improved tonal range and smoother gradations. Shoot 11 fps for approx. 200 shots at full resolution with AE and AF functionality. For faster initial subject capture, use five AF sensors as a single focus point with the new Group Area AF setting. Transfer files 10x faster than the D4 with new 1000 Base-T (Gigabit) wired LAN, and increase that speed further by shooting a new smaller RAW SIZE S format. Perform at your peak-D4S will keep up.
Stunning views of decisive moments
Like its predecessor, the D4, the D4S delivers a level of image quality that elevates the power of any story. An improved 16.2MP FX-format CMOS image sensor is paired with Nikon's spectacular new image-processing engine, EXPEED 4, for truly phenomenal speed and performance in the field. The combination achieves outstanding ISO sensitivity, faithful, vibrant color, natural depth, subtle nuanced tones from pitch black to snow white and smoother gradations in both stills and videos. Nikon's proven 51-point AF system and 3D Color Matrix metering III with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor provide fast, accurate autofocus and metering. Enhanced Picture Control tone curves deliver more depth and cl earer color rendition in "Standard" mode. For viewfinder shooting, a new custom setting lets you toggle Face Detection on and off as the situation requires for improved exposure bias around your subjects. You can even measure White Balance against any point in the frame.
Noise-free shooting from ISO 100 to 25,600
Photographers go where their assignments take them, and this often means working in the high-contrast glare of the midday sun, the low-light at dawn or the poorly illuminated interiors of a sporting venue. Nikon flagship D-SLRs have long been recognized by professionals for their clean performance at high ISO settings, and D4S takes that performance to the next level. With a specially designed 16.2MP FX-format CMOS image sensor engineered to collect more light and render higher image quality plus the power of EXPEED 4, you can shoot sharp photos from ISO 100 all the way up to 25,600. The ISO range can be extended to a mind-boggling ISO 409,600 equivalent at Hi 4 for overcoming the most challenging lighting conditions. Enjoy great flexibility in your approach to fulfilling challenging assignments.
Following is a Comparison of the features which Nikon has upgraded in the New D4S Camera Versus the Original D4
•Image Processing Engine D4S: EXPEED 4 30% faster Increased number of shots Higher video quality at high ISO Supports 1080 60p More shots per charge
(D4 Processing Engine EXPEED 3)
• ISO Sensitivity Range: 100 to 25,600 Lo1 (ISO 50) to Hi4 (ISO 409,600)
(D4 Range is 100-12,800 ISO)
• RAW SIZE S: 12-bit uncompressed
• Advanced Scene Recognition System: Group Area AF added
• Face Priority analysis for viewfinder shooting: On/Off possible with custom setting
(D4 Alway On)
• Spot White Balance when using Live View
• Preset White Balance: 1-6 possible
1-3 is possible
• Group Area AF: Yes
• Frame Size and Frame Rate:1920 x 1080 60/50/30/25/24p
(D4 is 1920 x 1080 30/25/24p)
• ISO Auto Control for Manual Exposure
• Simultaneous recording to memory card and external recorder
• Selectable audio frequency range: Yes Wide/Voice
• Audio adjusted during video recording; Yes
• Wired LAN: 1000 Base T Support
(D4 100 Base T Support)
• Shape of a grip and details at backside (body form and controls) have been re-designed
• continuous shooting for up to approx. 200 shots (JPEG fine L), approx. 133 shots (12-bit, lossless co mpressed RAW), approx. 176 shots (12-bit, compressed RAW), or approx. 104 shots (14-bit, compressed RAW)
(D4 continuous shooting for up to approx. 170 shots (JPEG fine L), approx. 92 shots (12-bit, lossless compressed RAW), approx. 92 shots (12- bit, compressed RAW), or approx. 76 shots (14-bit, compressed RAW)
• Change Focus point size in Live View Movie: Yes
• Fine tune LCD color
• Full aperture metering during Live View for stills
• Live View - Image Area: Can be selected while in Live View for stills and movies
• Interval timer / Time lapse movie: Increased to 9999
(D4 Up to 999 possible)
• Battery: EN-EL18A Approx. 3,020 shots
(D4 Approx. 2,600 shots)
• Time-lapse Interval Timers Exposure Smoothening: Yes
This replaces a D300. What a difference! The speed is incredible. I take a lot of swim pics and with this camera I am making more great shots than ever before.
The Nikon D4s has been labelled by numerous review sites, as the "Subtle" upgrade, for it's subtle changes. But upgrading from the D3s to the D4s, you're not acquiring these "subtle" changes. FIrst off, thank god for no more green tint on the LCD. The ISO is surprisingly atonishing at 25,600 native range. No major loss in detail whatsoever. The slight ergonomic differences/changes over the D4 are more than subtle, you can actually feel the difference the moment you hold the camera in vertical position. The added texture to the nipples/jog dials are fine, but no major difference in that of the D4. I use the camera for Fashion work and Weddings. I continually get blown away by the image quality of this camera. No, it does not make better photos for me, but it makes the job easier for me to solely focus on creating the perfect image. Nikon does a great job at maintaining their menus and button mapping on their cameras, with my eye glued to the view finder my hands can find & make adjustments to settings with ease, again, making my focus more on the image than the technicalities of the camera. I've used the camera for light movie making and found it to be very, very, good! Finally, we have a Nikon camera doing all the great things the 5DMKII/III were capable of. (except Magic Lantern, etc). I am blown away by the Auto-ISO feature in movie mode, with the smooth exposure transitioning, moving from a dark, less lit scene into a brighter, well lit scene, the camera smoothly compensates and adjusts the ISO accordingly. So well, that you don't see the adjustments affecting the footage. The only downside to this camera is the use of XQD cards. It's great that Nikon has implemented a new format into their progressive and growing line up. But why stop including the QXD card with the camera? It's not a big issue or a down right con, but, it would've made the overall package much sweeter.
great improvement on focus, fast and accurate, shoot 11 fps on golfer hit the ball, every frame is sharp, very pleased, colors and tones are very nice on portraits, also low light performance are very good, overall this is a great camera, but very heavy with the lens on, need a monopod!
I had a D4 but sold it a bit more than a year ago and kept my D800E. When the D4s was introduced I didn't think I would get it as it didn't seem like that big a change from the D4. I had the opportunity to try a D4s out and really liked it so I bought it. Don't get me wrong, I still love my D800E but the D4s now gets equal time in different situations. The performance seems much more than the minor, in my opinion, technical spec upgrade. I do think the image quality is much better than the D4 and even though I was one of those hoping they would bump up the resolution to 24MP, the resolution is great. In short, I thought I might regret getting it but it is a wonderful machine, no buyer's remorse.
I intend to use this camera shooting road racing. It will probably take me a lifetime to discover all of it's capabilities. I have been playing with it a lot and I am super impressed with the photos I am getting. The only drawbacks are the price and it is heavy.
I am in love with this camera (sorry honey)! I've only had the camera a couple of weeks but from my initial use, it is everything Nikon says it is. I photographed water birds on my pond the other night using a much higher ISO than I would ever have thought about with my D700 or D800 -- and got some great photographs! I especially love being able to shoot 11 fps. The one down side is the shutter noise.
The Nikon D4s is the way to go for any working pro. The Nikon D series starting with the D1 to todays D4s continue to provide the working pro photographer the best in state of the art digital camera equipment. It is not about the highest mp count when the print support is so far behind in resolution.
The files are amazingly sharp even at hi speeds and under very low light conditions.
I feel the same as Laura. I have been using myD600 for almost a year. I like it very much, and I have n intention of getting rid of it anytime soon. But I have some trips coming up over the next 18 months that will involve shooting opportunities in weather-adverse situations. I wanted something more rugged, and man oh man, did I get up. I absolutely love this camera. Built like a light tank, but feels great in my hands. Vertical orientation very easy to use. Multi-white balance is very nice.Easy to adjust to, though I sure wish Nikon would hire a real UI team that could streamline AND homogenize its UI across at least its DSLRs. Full auto at 11fps is just outstanding for children playing and, yes, cats. I am not a pixel peeper or counter, but I wouldn't have minded a sensor upgrade that got a little closer to the D600. I would take a half star if I could for that, but not a whole one. I haven't had a true pro camera since my EOS-1 and Rollei 6003 [god the glass!] years ago.This is a 5 star camera body, and it's great to have one again.
i'm in love.... upgraded from my D700 and it's like a whole new world. If you're hesitating... don't!