Nikon D4S vs Nikon D600

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Nikon D4S
Nikon D600

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
75% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon D600 (6,400).
50% higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D4S has a motion JPEG frame rate of 60fps. That's 30fps higher than the Nikon D600 (30fps).
Marginally better expert reviews
Based on 52 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D4S is 93%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D600 is 90% (based on 113 reviews).
Significantly better user reviews
Based on 77 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D4S is 98%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D600 is 76% (based on 60 reviews).
8 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D600 has a megapixel of 24.3MP, however the Nikon D4S is only a 16.2MP digital camera (8.1MP 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.

A lot more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D600 has a total megapixels of 24.7MP, whereas the Nikon D4S is only a 16.6MP digital camera (8.1MP less).
100 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon D4S is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Nikon D4S (0.01s).
Lighter Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 760g digital camera. That's 420g lighter than the Nikon D4S (760g). 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.

$4,337 cheaper
The Nikon D600 costs $1,161.91, whereas the Nikon D4S is $5,499.00.
Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Eighteen more awards
The Nikon D600 has 27 awards, however the Nikon D4S has 9 awards.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
51% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP lower than the Nikon D600 (24.3MP). 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.

49% less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 16.6MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP less than the Nikon D600 (24.7MP).
50% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon D4S has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 200. That's 100 bigger than the Nikon D600 (100).
Vastly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D4S has a flash sync-speed of 1s, however the Nikon D600 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon D4S has a weight of 1.2kg, however the Nikon D600 is a 760g digital camera (420g lighter). 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.

More expensive by $4,337
The Nikon D4S is $4,337.09 more expensive than the Nikon D600.
Fewer sellers
The Nikon D4S is only stocked by 4 retailers, but the Nikon D600 is stocked by 5 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Eighteen less awards
The Nikon D4S has only received 9 awards, but the Nikon D600 has received 27 awards.
5 Reasons Against
19,200 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon D600 is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon D4S is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher).
30fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Nikon D4S is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
One month older
The Nikon D600 is older than the Nikon D4S by one month.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D600 has an average expert rating of 90%, but the Nikon D4S has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 52 reviews).
Hugely Lower user review Score
The Nikon D600 only has an average user rating of 76%, but the Nikon D4S has an average user rating of 98% (based on 77 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
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27 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
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Akam.no: Recommended
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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dinside.no/data: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
tweakers.net: Very Good
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 37 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 6016 x 4016
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 JPEG XR
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 23.9 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.7x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 16
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 - 300
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 50mm
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 39
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 200
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 200
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
Memory Slots
2 2

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.7x 0.7x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,3,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Custom colour
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Expeed 3
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -3 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.6mm
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 GRE
 FIN
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 GRE
 FIN
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 760g
BEST
Height
156.5mm 113mm
Depth
90.5mm 82mm
Width
160mm 141mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 800g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 114.5mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 83mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 850g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL18a EN-EL15
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 900 shots
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 10,000K
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.5fps
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