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Nikon D4S Digital Camera

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SLR 16.2MP CMOS XQD Mar 2014
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30 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

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

The writers at two more expert review sites both concluded that this camera was very good. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this Nikon camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

This SLR digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both PC Mag and Reviewed.com, both of which concluded that this camera was exceptional.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this camera is 93%. This means that digital camera experts think this SLR digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this spec and age.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 80 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is exceptional. If all the cameras of this age and spec are ranked by average owner review score then this digital camera is in the top 12%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon D4S agreed that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Stuff.tv said “VERDICT Open Gallery The D4s is the ideal camera for professional-grade photography”. Gqindia.com said “In the hands of a competent photographer”. Gqindia.com also wrote “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”.

Some Nikon D4S reviewers who bought the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine three years ago “It features an updated 16.2 megapixel full frame sensor, 11fps continuous shooting with AF/AE, Full HD video” in their review of the Nikon D4S. T3.com wrote “The new full 35mm frame shooting Nikon D4S DSLR follows on from the Nikon D4 in being big, bold” . 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” in their review of the Nikon D4S and gave the Nikon D4S a rating of 4 stars.

Some Nikon D4S owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good in low light. Colin Andrews scored this digital camera 5 stars and he wrote in his review “Which is still a very good DSLR in low light sports events”. Techradar.com said in their review of the Nikon D4S on expert review site 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 Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Nikon SLR digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the superior brands.

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Good Size

A number of Nikon D4S reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was a good body shape. Pcmag.com said “The body is huge, thanks in part to an integrated vertical shooting grip”. Digitalcameraworld.com gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and said “What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1” in their review of the Nikon D4S. Digitalcameraworld.com also said “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 thought this digital camera had a good autofocus. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The D4S has an incredible autofocus system and burst shooting capabilities, earning it Editors' Choice honors for pro D-SLRs” in their review. Three years ago Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of the Nikon D4S on expert website Pocket Lint “It arrives some two years after the earlier D4 model, touting faster performance and autofocus system updates to f”.

Good Video Capture

A few customers said in their reviews that the Nikon D4S was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

Four Nikon D4S owners said that the product was good quality. Videomaker.com mentioned in their Nikon D4S review “Fast, with great quality photo and video”. Popphoto.com wrote “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 review of this digital camera. Expert website Techgoondu.com wrote “Promising outstanding image quality, along with quick” in their review of the Nikon D4S.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. One Nikon D4S owner mentioned that it was good looking. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com said in their review “The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo”.

Easy to Use

Several Nikon D4S reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Reviewed.com said three years ago “The Nikon D4, launched back in 2012, was a revolutionary camera that combined fast capture speed, superb ergonomics and control”. Expert review site 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 person who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was ethernet compatible.

Robust

One person mentioned that the Nikon D4S was strong and durable. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “They have to be tough, fast and accurate to meet the demands of some unforgiving disciplines – press, sports”.

Good Technical Features

Two Nikon D4S owners who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Adds a number of enhanced features, including quicker continuous shooting with AF/AE, increased speed ethernet, as well as improved video recording”. Dxomark.com said in their review “Although Nikon has improved a number a features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

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

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D4S is 2.5", the largest is 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D4S has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D4S.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two Memory Slotss

The Nikon D4S has more memory slotss than most of the SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D4S. This camera is a two memory slots digital camera compared to most of the SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D4S which only have one memory slots.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D4S is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image formats supporteds "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Nikon D4S has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average motion JPEG frame rate of SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D4S is 37fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 3fps to 60fps.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 210,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 19,000. The Nikon D4S has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) (25,600) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D4S.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D4S is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200 and 25600 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 424|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon D4S is more than most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon D4S is more than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this age and type. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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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 cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 comparable age and spec to it.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Face detection", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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TFT Display

The Nikon D4S has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this spec and age. 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 amongst all SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D4S.

Amongst similar 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 cameras of a similar age and type to the D4S.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D4S support video capability, however the Nikon D4S does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D4S do not support Full HD video. The Nikon D4S is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D4S does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D4S also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the D4S, the Nikon D4S is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon D4S does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D4S also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D4S are not waterproof. The Nikon D4S is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the D4S 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 the 3840 x 2160 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This 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. Cameras of a similar age and type to the D4S still image resolution(s)s range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports an LPCM audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Heavy

The weights of SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 220g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 660g. The Nikon D4S is one of the heavier comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago (1.2 kilograms) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D4S is 50, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 110. The Nikon D4S has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (200) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D4S

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Nikon D4S has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D4S.

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XQD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a CF|XQD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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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
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

(77)
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 6536089031
Barcodes 00006536089031, 00018208015412, 00018208937486

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