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Nikon D4S Digital Camera

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SLR 16.2MP CMOS Mar 2014
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Nine Industry Awards

The editors of four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Nikon digital camera. This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se and Vido.com.ua.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this SLR camera was great.

The experts at two more expert review sites both said that this Nikon digital camera was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both PC Mag and Reviewed.com.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 93% based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar. Experts think this Nikon camera is one of the very best SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 80 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is brilliant. Most D4S owners think it is one of the better cameras of this type and age.

Good Quality Pictures

Several people who purchased it thought it was able to produce good images. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “VERDICT Open Gallery The D4s is the ideal camera for professional-grade photography” . Expert review site Gqindia.com mentioned in their review “In the hands of a competent photographer”. Gqindia.com also mentioned “The pinnacle of Nikon's DSLR range represents the absolute best dependability and exceptional image quality under the most trying circumstances you can throw at it”.

Several customers agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert review site T3.com wrote in their Nikon D4S review “The new full 35mm frame shooting Nikon D4S DSLR follows on from the Nikon D4 in being big, bold”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “In terms of handling, little has changed since the original Nikon D4, though the few refinements to the D4Ss AF and shooting rate are enough to make a difference”. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this digital camera on Pocket Lint “Faster burst shooting”.

Four Nikon D4S reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in low light. Colin Andrews said on Amazon “Which is still a very good DSLR in low light sports events” in his review of the Nikon D4S and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Techradar.com mentioned in their review on expert website Techradar “The Nikon D4 has been the camera of choice for many professional photographers who need the ultimate in speed, low-light shooting capability”.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon has good average reviews for its SLR cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

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Good Size

Some Nikon D4S reviewers who reviewed the Nikon D4S thought it was a good body shape. Pcmag.com scored the product 5 stars and wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The body is huge, thanks in part to an integrated vertical shooting grip” in their Nikon D4S review. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D4S “What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1”. Digitalcameraworld.com also wrote “Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / $2,500 An easily manageable sub-1kg body that packs a 22.3MP sensor, Digic 5+ processor, 6fps shooting an”.

Good Quality Lens

A few Nikon D4S owners agreed that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com said “The D4S has an incredible autofocus system and burst shooting capabilities, earning it Editors' Choice honors for pro D-SLRs”. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “It arrives some two years after the earlier D4 model, touting faster performance and autofocus system updates to f”.

Good Video Capture

A number of people who reviewed the Nikon D4S considered that it was good for video recording. Expert website Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon D4S two years ago “It features an updated 16.2 megapixel full frame sensor, 11fps continuous shooting with AF/AE, Full HD video and a number of unique features, including the promis”.

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon D4S owners considered that it was good quality. Two years ago expert website Videomaker.com wrote “Fast, with great quality photo and video” in their Nikon D4S review. Popphoto.com mentioned in the same month “The D4s ends up winning the image quality comparison with better low-light performance, even though its resolution trailed the Canon by a small amount at ISO 1600” in their Nikon D4S review. Expert website Techgoondu.com said in their review of this digital camera “Promising outstanding image quality, along with quick”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased the product said that it was ergonomic. Reviewed.com wrote “The Nikon D4, launched back in 2012, was a revolutionary camera that combined fast capture speed, superb ergonomics and control” in their review of the Nikon D4S.

One Nikon D4S owner wrote that the Nikon D4S was good looking. Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Techgoondu.com mentioned “The D4S is the company's new flagship digital SLR camera that comes with handy updates over the previous D4”.

Good Connectivity

One Nikon D4S owner who bought it thought it was ethernet compatible. Two years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Adds a number of enhanced features, including quicker continuous shooting with AF/AE, increased speed ethernet, as well as improved video recording”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Nikon D4S owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good features. Expert review site Dxomark.com wrote “Although Nikon has improved a number a features” .

Robust

One person who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their Nikon D4S review on expert review site Trusted Reviews two years ago “They have to be tough, fast and accurate to meet the demands of some unforgiving disciplines – press, sports”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the Nikon D4S considered that it was noisy. Dxomark.com wrote “Although some slight gains have been made minimizing shadow noise and expanding the dynamic range, s”.

Fairly Large Screen Size

At 3.2 inches, the Nikon D4S has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the D4S. SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D4S have screen sizes of between 2" and 6.7".

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D4S supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the D4S also support Full HD video.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D4S is more than most SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The image formats "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Two Memory Slots

The Nikon D4S has more memory slots than most of the SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the D4S. This digital camera is a two memory slot digital camera compared to most of the cameras of a comparable type and age to the D4S which only have one memory slot.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

The Nikon D4S has a quite high JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average JPEG frame rate of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the D4S is 37fps, and the JPEG frame rates range from 3fps to 60fps.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, the Nikon D4S has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds amongst SLR cameras of this age. The maximum ISO speeds of cameras of a comparable age and type to the D4S range from 1,600 to 210,000.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D4S is more than most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO speeds 200 and 25600 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D4S is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon camera also supports a video resolution of 640 x 424 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of camera file systems than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the D4S. The camera file systems "DPOF" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon D4S has a better display than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Nikon D4S does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the D4S.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon D4S does not support video recording, unlike most of the other SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D4S do not have a GPS. The Nikon D4S is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon D4S is not 3D compatible. Most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the D4S are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon D4S does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D4S also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D4S is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D4S are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon D4S does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D4S also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Thick

The depths of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 32mm to 130mm, and the average depth is 79mm. The Nikon D4S is quite thick (90.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D4S.

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Heavy

The Nikon D4S is one of the heavier SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the D4S (1.2 kilograms) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The weights of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the D4S range from 230g to 1.5kg.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 200, the Nikon D4S has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D4S. The minimum ISO speed of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D4S range from 50 to 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 110.

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Very Wide

Cameras of this spec and age have widths of between 100mm and 160mm. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the width of the Nikon D4S of 160 millimeters is one of the widest.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Nikon camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Megapixel Count

The Nikon D4S has a pretty standard megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D4S.

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XQD Memory Card

This digital camera supports a CF|XQD memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel Count
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Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Ethernet LAN Port

9 Awards

Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / $2,500 An easily manageable sub-1kg body that... Read more…

19 December 2014

The biggest, baddest Nikon camera you can buy, the D4S has an incredible autofocus system and burst shooting capabilities, earning it Editors' Choice honors for pro D-SLRs...

PC Mag

19 November 2014

It seems as if Nikon is following Apple's iPhone naming methods. Its flagship DSLR, Nikon D4, has been updated and given the name D4S.At first glance, D4S shares quite a few of the same features... Read more…

6 October 2014

The Nikon D4S has many properties in common with the D4. The bodies are nearly identical. Differences are:The Nikon D4S actually has only one competitor: the Canon 1DX . Both in terms of price and... Read more…

5 August 2014

We test the performance of the Nikon D4s. Check out all the specs and see how it performs.Read the full reviewBegin the journey of starting your own video business. This overview will show you the... Read more…

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Reviewed 9 July 2014 by WISed
WISed would recommend the Nikon D4S

The D800 produces superb photos with ample capacity for cropping, however as a wildlife platform it has so far been disappointing for me. On long shots with long lenses, more often than not... Read more…

Reviewed 6 November 2014 by Eddie C
Eddie C would recommend the Nikon D4S (Verified Purchase)

I recently converted from Canon and couldn't be any happier. Many cameras are amazing given the perfect light conditions.. how many are amazing in low light conditions? One, The Nikon D4S. I often... Read more…

Reviewed 22 January 2015 by Happy Flyfishers
Happy Flyfishers would recommend the Nikon D4S (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera to use when I take photos at horse shows ... Reining events, in particular. In these events, the rider is dressed western style (cowboy hat, fancy shirt, etc.) and the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 September 2014 by Phil
Phil would recommend the Nikon D4S (Verified Purchase)

I am a diehard D700 user who waited patiently for the true successor to that great body. I found the D750 disappointing in a few key ways and decided to spring for the flagship. This is an amazing... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2014 by Siverson
Siverson would recommend the Nikon D4S

This is hands down, the finest camera I have ever used. It feels solid and the low light capabilities are unbelievable! I have taken photos of night scenes that should not have come out let alone... Read more…

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Barcodes 00018208015412, 00018208937486, 04960759141989

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