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Nikon D4S

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Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 16.2 megapixel camera
SLR 16.2MP CMOS Black Mar 2014
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Nikon D4S Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon D4S number 447 across all digital cameras.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has outstanding expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, good picture quality and it is easy to use.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
Features brightness adjustment
Very heavy
Only supports 25, 200 and 1 more ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the D4S with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Nikon D4S Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon D4S?

The Nikon D4S is 160mm wide and 90.5mm tall. It is 156.5mm deep and weighs 1.2kg.

Nikon D4S front dimensions

Nikon D4S size in context

Nikon D4S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites of all the digital cameras.

Websites Vido.com.ua, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and M3.idg.se all thought that concluded that they would endorse this Nikon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Two more expert review sites both said that this camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This Nikon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both PC Mag and Reviewed.com.

The editors of two other expert review sites both concluded that this Nikon digital camera was great. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at one more expert review site said that this digital camera was very good. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint.

Excellent Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 93% based on 22 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar. This means that experts think this Nikon camera is one of the very best cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

D4S owners on average rated this camera as outstanding. Over 82% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that users think this Nikon digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

10 people wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

26 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was able to produce good images, seven customers mentioned that it was good in low light and four owners who bought it wrote that it had a good picture resolution.

Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use, two customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Nice Design

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Robust

Six owners mentioned that this digital camera was well made and two people wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two owners mentioned that this digital camera was a good body shape and two people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was lightweight.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five customers agreed that the Nikon D4S was good value for money.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed the product thought it was quiet.


Value For Money

Expensive

The cheapeast digital cameras that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895. We think that this camera looks expensive.

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Features

Average Megapixel

The Nikon D4S has a pretty standard megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Heavy

The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg. The Nikon D4S is very heavy (1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only Supports 25, 200 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D4S is more than most cameras. This Nikon camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras. The ISO sensitivities "25600" and "25" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At 3.2 inches, the Nikon D4S has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D4S features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Low Magnification

The Nikon D4S has one of the lower magnifications (only 0.7 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The magnifications of digital cameras range from 0.15x to 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D4S supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions 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. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D4S features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D4S has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208015412, 00018208937486

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon D4S

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