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Nikon D4S

$5,799.00
SLR 16.2MP CMOS Black Mar 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Colour Release Date
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Nikon D4S Review

, we have ranked the Nikon D4S number 180 across all digital cameras.
99
235 Reviews + 9 Awards
19
35
16 Great Features
49
3 Years Old
Overall Score
58
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored This?

It has terrific expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se and Vido.com.ua, an "Editor's Choice" award from both review websites PC Mag and Reviewed.com and a "Highly Recommended" award from both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com.
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Very Good
66
Average

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Nikon D4S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Experts in cameras really like this camera and have given it nine awards.

This medium megapixel camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se and Vido.com.ua all of whom said that this Nikon camera was very good.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review websites PC Mag and Reviewed.com, both of which said that this medium megapixel camera was excellent.

This medium megapixel camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this camera was great.

Pocket Lint gave this Nikon camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

21 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this camera on average 93 out of 100. The expert review sites think this Nikon camera is one of the very best latest medium megapixel digital cameras.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 214 owner reviews this medium megapixel camera has a terrific average owner rating. Over 82% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Users think this camera is one of the very best latest cameras.

Great Product Quality

10 customers who bought it mentioned that it was good quality.

Good Quality Pictures

26 customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images, seven customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good in low light and four people reckoned that this digital camera had a good picture resolution.

Easy to Use

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

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 27,218 expert and user reviews (including 2,101 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Nice Design

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good looking.

Good Video Capture

Two customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was good for video recording.

Robust

Six owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was well made and two people who bought this digital camera considered that it was strong and durable.

Good Quality Lens

Seven people agreed that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Good Size

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape and two customers concluded that the Nikon D4S was lightweight.

Fairly Priced

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good value for money.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people mentioned that it was quiet.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D4S supports video recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D4S has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 7.5".

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D4S features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D4S features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D4S has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 1600 x 1064 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolution(s) of 4928 x 3280, 3696 x 2456, 2464 x 1640, 3200 x 2128, 2400 x 1592, 4096 x 3280, 3072 x 2456, 2048 x 1640, 4096 x 2720 and 3072 x 2040 and 2048 x 1360. Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4896 x 3672.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D4S has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon D4S features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon D4S has an HDMI, as do most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon D4S has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The Nikon D4S features voice recording. Most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras also feature voice recording.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D4S supports PictBridge, as do most of the other new digital cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon D4S has a batteries included, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon D4S has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (921,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D4S has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Supports 200, 25600 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D4S is more than most latest cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 200 and 25600 are also supported by this Nikon digital 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 frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera). In addition, this 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Very Low Magnification

The Nikon D4S has a quite low magnification (only 0.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras. Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera have magnifications of between 0.15x and 32x.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 280g. When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked the weight of, the Nikon D4S's weight of 1.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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16.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released in March 2014.


Reviews
99
235 Reviews + 9 Awards
Value for Money
19
Age
49
3 Years Old
Overall
32
63
4928 X 3280 Pixels

Maximum Image Resolution

maximum image resolution


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Pre-Flash

pre-flash


Smile Detection

smile detection


Handheld Remote Control

handheld remote control


Self-Timer

self-timer


Reviews
99
235 Reviews + 9 Awards
Value for Money
19
Features for Landscape...
81
Very Good
Age
49
3 Years Old
Overall Score for Land...
66
Average
63
4928 X 3280 Pixels
99
1.2kg
Features for Landscape...
81
Very Good

Optical Zoom

optical zoom


Weight

very heavy


Maximum Image Resolution

maximum image resolution


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Waterproof

waterproof


Electronic Compass

electronic compass


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)


Anti-Dust Function

anti-dust function


Dustproof

dustproof


Reviews
99
235 Reviews + 9 Awards
Value for Money
19
Age
49
3 Years Old
Overall
35
99
1.2kg

Weight

very heavy


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Vari-Angle LCD Display

vari-angle LCD display


Face Detection

face detection


Reviews
99
235 Reviews + 9 Awards
Value for Money
19
Features for Sport Pho...
66
Average
Age
49
3 Years Old
Overall Score for Spor...
60
Mediocre
100
1s
28
200, 25,600, 25
Features for Sport Pho...
66
Average

ISO Sensitivities

supports 200, 25600 and 1 more ISO sensitivity


Camera Shutter Speed

camera shutter speed


Multi Burst Mode

multi burst mode


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Waterproof

waterproof


Flash Recharging Time

flash recharging time


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon enel18a, nikon 1541
Barcodes 00018208015412, 00018208937486

Nikon D4S Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon D4S review we compared this digital camera to 1,079 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,544 product attributes, 186,870 digital camera reviews and 3,016,000 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon D4S

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