Nikon D4S vs Nikon D810A

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Nikon D4S
Nikon D810A

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 1.2kgg digital camera. That's 878.8g lighter than the Nikon D810A (880g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 52 expert reviews, the Nikon D4S has an average review score of 93%, but the Nikon D810A has an average rating of 91% (based on 5 reviews).
9 Reasons For
20.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810A has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, however the Nikon D4S is only a 16.2MPMP digital camera (20.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

20.49MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810A has a total megapixel count of 37.09MP, whereas the Nikon D4S is only a 16.6MPMP digital camera (20.49MP less).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810A has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, but the Nikon D4S is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (51,175 lower).
A lot shorter Edit
The Nikon D810A is a 123mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D4S is a 156.5mmmm tall digital camera (33.5mm taller).
12% thinner Edit
The Nikon D810A has a depth of 81.5mm, however the Nikon D4S is a 90.5mmmm deep digital camera (9mm thicker).
14mm narrower Edit
The Nikon D810A has a width of 146mm, however the Nikon D4S is a 160mmmm wide digital camera (14mm wider).
$1,704 cheaper
The Nikon D810A costs $3,348.00, whereas the Nikon D4S is $5,051.92.
Available from 7 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 1 user review, the Nikon D810A has an average review score of 100%, but the Nikon D4S has an average rating of 98% (based on 77 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Two times lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S has a megapixel count of 16.2MPMP, however the Nikon D810A is a 36.3MP digital camera (20.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S has a total megapixel count of 16.6MPMP, whereas the Nikon D810A is a 37.09MP digital camera (20.49MP more).
Two thousand and fourty-seven times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Nikon D810A is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (51,175 higher).
33.5mm taller Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 156.5mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D810A is a 123mm tall digital camera (33.5mm shorter).
Moderately thicker Edit
The Nikon D4S has a depth of 90.5mmmm, however the Nikon D810A is an 81.5mm deep digital camera (9mm thinner).
14mm wider Edit
The Nikon D4S has a width of 160mmmm, however the Nikon D810A is a 146mm wide digital camera (14mm narrower).
$1,704 more expensive
The Nikon D4S is more expensive than the Nikon D810A by $1,703.92.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 sellers sells the Nikon D4S, however 10 retailers sell the Nikon D810A. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One year older
The Nikon D4S is older than the Nikon D810A by one year.
A little Lower user review Score
The Nikon D4S has an average user rating of 98%, but the Nikon D810A has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
2 Reasons Against
878.8g heavier Edit
The Nikon D810A is an 880g digital camera. That's 878.8g heavier than the Nikon D4S (880g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D810A has an average expert rating of 91%, but the Nikon D4S has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 52 reviews).

Awards

9 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
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Average User Rating

Date Released

34 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 3600 x 2400
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 3600 x 2400
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 23.9 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 37.09MP
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 51
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 200
 25600
 25
 80
 800
 12800
 51200
 200
 25600
 25
 80
 800
 12800
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
200 200
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
BEST
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
1s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Memory Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
1,229,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Custom modes
 Sunny
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -3 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg
BEST
880g
Height
156.5mm 123mm
BEST
Depth
90.5mm 81.5mm
BEST
Width
160mm 146mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 980g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL18a EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
BEST
 USB
 AC

Other Features

Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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