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Nikon D4S Digital Camera

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SLR 16.2MP CMOS XQD Mar 2014
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31 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

The writers at four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se and Vido.com.ua all gave this Nikon digital camera a "Recommended" award.

The reviewers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this SLR digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of PC Mag and Reviewed.com both concluded that this camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that this Nikon camera was good. Pocket Lint gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Twenty-one experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar have rated this Nikon camera on average 93%. If all the cameras of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the top 1%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 80 owner reviews this camera has a superb average owner rating.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon D4S reviewers who purchased it said that it was able to produce good images. Stuff.tv wrote three years ago “VERDICT Open Gallery The D4s is the ideal camera for professional-grade photography” in their review of this digital camera. Also three years ago expert review site Gqindia.com wrote “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 people wrote that the product had a good picture resolution. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “It features an updated 16.2 megapixel full frame sensor, 11fps continuous shooting with AF/AE, Full HD video”. Expert website T3.com wrote “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 gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Nikon D4S review “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”.

Four people who reviewed the Nikon D4S agreed that it was good in low light. Three years ago Colin Andrews mentioned in his review of the Nikon D4S “Which is still a very good DSLR in low light sports events”. Expert review site Techradar.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review “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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Good Brand

We checked 15,565 expert and user reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its SLR cameras.

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Good Size

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on 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 gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review two years ago “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

Several customers who reviewed it said that it had a good autofocus. 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” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com rated the Nikon D4S 5 stars and said in their Nikon D4S review “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 customers who bought it thought it was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Videomaker.com said three years ago “Fast, with great quality photo and video” in their Nikon D4S review. Expert website Popphoto.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “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”. Expert review site Techgoondu.com mentioned in their Nikon D4S review three years ago “Promising outstanding image quality, along with quick”.

Nice Design

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was ergonomic. Reviewed.com mentioned “The Nikon D4, launched back in 2012, was a revolutionary camera that combined fast capture speed, superb ergonomics and control” and gave it a very good review score.

One person who reviewed the Nikon D4S thought it was good looking. Digitalcameraworld.com said “The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo” in their review of the Nikon D4S.

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Easy to Use

A number of people reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert review site Techgoondu.com said “The D4S is the company's new flagship digital SLR camera that comes with handy updates over the previous D4”.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought the product wrote that it was ethernet compatible.

Good Technical Features

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “Adds a number of enhanced features, including quicker continuous shooting with AF/AE, increased speed ethernet, as well as improved video recording”. Expert website Dxomark.com mentioned “Although Nikon has improved a number a features”.

Robust

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

Acceptable Noise Level

One person reckoned that it was noisy. Expert review site Dxomark.com said three years ago “Although some slight gains have been made minimizing shadow noise and expanding the dynamic range, s” in their review of this digital camera.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras of this type and age range from 2.5" to 3.2". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D4S has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D4S.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D4S is more than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D4S. The image formats supporteds "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Two Memory Slotss

Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D4S only have one memory slots, however the Nikon D4S has two memory slotss.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At 60 frames per second, the Nikon D4S has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D4S. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D4S is 3fps and the highest is 60fps.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D4S is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200 and 25600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 424|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. 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.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon D4S is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the D4S.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D4S. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon D4S is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Face detection", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Nikon camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec 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 TFT display which is better than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago 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.

This camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the D4S.

The worst display amongst comparable types of camera is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of power sources than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the D4S.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of audio formats than most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have a built-in flash, however the Nikon D4S does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age support video capability, however the Nikon D4S does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Nikon D4S does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Nikon D4S is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D4S, the Nikon D4S does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D4S do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon D4S is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the D4S, the Nikon D4S is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an image stabilizer. The Nikon D4S is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only 2048 X 1360 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon D4S has a 2048 x 1360 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). This Nikon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4928 x 3280, 3696 x 2456, 2464 x 1640, 3200 x 2128, 2400 x 1592, 1600 x 1064, 4096 x 3280, 3072 x 2456, 2048 x 1640 and 4096 x 2720 and 3072 x 2040. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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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 SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

The lightest camera of this age and type is 230g and the heaviest is 1.5kg. The Nikon D4S is quite heavy (1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras of this type and age range from 50 to 200. At 200, the Nikon D4S has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the D4S.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D4S

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the D4S over two years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Nikon D4S has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D4S.

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XQD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a CF|XQD compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

9 Awards

vido.com.ua Recommended reviewed.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice M3.idg.se Recommended

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...

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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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User Reviews

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 1541, nikon nikon, nikon 6536089031
Barcodes 00006536089031, 00018208015412, 00018208937486

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