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Nikon D4S Digital Camera

$5,460.02
$4,489.00 $971.02 cheaper than 16 days ago
SLR 16.2MP CMOS XQD Mar 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Nine industry awards
Has 500 higher starting price, extreme ISO 409600 has limited applications, still uses unpopular XQD format f
Lacks built-in flash
196 Reviews + 9 Awards
Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Massively Expensive

Nine customers who reviewed the Nikon D4S concluded that it was expensive. Pocket Lint said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Big, heavy, expensive, still no USB 3 out, minor update over earlier 4”. Straitstimes.com mentioned “Spec sheet lacking in some respects, very expensive” yet they rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Pc Mag mentioned “GPS and Wi-Fi modules are pricey add-ons”.

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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This camera has received nine awards from expert review sites.

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

The editors of websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both said that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This medium megapixel camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites PC Mag and Reviewed.com, both of which thought that this Nikon digital camera was marvellous.

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

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Excellent Expert Reviews

This medium megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 93 out of 100 based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Techradar. If all the digital cameras of this type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the top 1%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 214 owner reviews this camera has a marvellous average owner rating. 117 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most D4S owners think it is one of the better digital cameras of a comparable age and type.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon D4S features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D4S has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Seven customers who bought the product mentioned that it was noisy. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Low noise at high ISO” . Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Extremely Low Noise” . Terry he said on Bhphotovideo.com “The image quality was truly outstanding, without any noticeable noise at all”.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was quiet. Powys57 gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Chose this model as it was the quietest in the range as we have a open plan kitchen” in their review of the Nikon D4S. Powys57 also wrote “It is very quiet and the cleaning is very good although the cutlery tray took a little getting used after years of a basket” in their review. Powys57 also wrote “If you want a very quiet model and a Miele then this is a great combination” in their review.

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Noisy

Seven customers who bought the product mentioned that it was noisy. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Low noise at high ISO” . Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Extremely Low Noise” .

Terry he said on Bhphotovideo.com “The image quality was truly outstanding, without any noticeable noise at all”.


Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

With a magnification of only 0.7 times zoom factor, the Nikon D4S has one of the lower magnifications amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera have magnifications of between 0.17x and 20x, and the average magnification is 3.3x.

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Picture Quality

Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D4S has a 1600 x 1064 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera also 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. The best still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Smart TV

Fi or GPS Built, in

Four people thought the product did not have gps. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of this digital camera “No WiFi or GPS builtin” .


Power

Almost Indefatigable Battery Life, Autofocus Improvements for Outstanding Performance, Great Image Quality, Well Designed

Four customers who purchased the product thought it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great Battery Life” in their review of the Nikon D4S. Jphyde mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “You'd think that would time-out to save battery power.” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.


Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D4S supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 424 pixels and 1280 x 720 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to 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

The highest video resolution of the Nikon D4S is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D4S is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 200 and 25600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon D4S has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon D4S has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Design

Comfortable and Easy to Hold

Twenty-one customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Expert website Techgoondu.com said “The D4S is the company's new flagship digital SLR camera that comes with handy updates over the previous D4” in their review of the Nikon D4S. Sonia gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this digital camera “It is easy to use so it is great for begginers”. Robin wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Great camera! Pictures make me look like I actually know what I'm doing! Very easy to use and ordering from BHPhoto is the best”.

Six customers who purchased the product agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bestbuy.com mentioned in April last year “Comfortable Handgrip”. Bhphotovideo.com scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Easy to hold and carry”. Al said “It fits so comfortably in my hands that there is no issue regarding weight” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Seahorse21 gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Have been advised there are settings that will minimize the delay”. Big D mentioned three years ago “This has been very helpful in adjusting default settings and learning the features of this camera” in their review of this digital camera. John C wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Having just received the D5300, I can't say too much on its performance, bot it is easier to use than my Nikon D80 - menus much easier to navigate”.

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was easy to handle.

One customer said that it was easy to setup. Jo gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I love my new camera! It was simple to set up and begin using right away”.

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Ergonomic

Ten customers who reviewed the Nikon D4S reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com said “The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo”. Sonia mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The red color is pretty awesome! The shipping was super fast” in her review of this digital camera. Terry mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Got some pretty good images”.

Seven owners concluded that the product was ergonomic. Last year Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Ergonomically perfect” although they gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The Nikon D4, launched back in 2012, was a revolutionary camera that combined fast capture speed, superb ergonomics and control” . Safari99 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Better ergonomics”.

Three customers who purchased it thought it was well designed. One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was smooth.

One customer considered that this digital camera was neat. Jake mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “It is a very neat addition” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Rugged Build Quality

Thirty-five people thought it was good quality. Pocket Lint wrote in their review of the Nikon D4S “Almost indefatigable battery life, autofocus improvements for outstanding performance, great image quality, well designed”. Straitstimes.com mentioned “Outstanding performance, great image quality and good balanced design”. Videomaker.com wrote three years ago “Rugged build quality” .

Rugged Build Quality

Twenty-two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Solidly Built”. Last year Bestbuy.com mentioned “Runs solid at 38 FPS” however despite that they only gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Terminator-like Build” in their review.

Seven owners said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Robust body” . Expert review site Trustedreviews.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “They have to be tough, fast and accurate to meet the demands of some unforgiving disciplines – press, sports” in their review of this digital camera. Flukezilla said “It is durable” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was sealed. Flukezilla gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It is well sealed and most of all”.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon D4S has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D4S supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D4S features brightness adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D4S features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D4S has a tripod mountable. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon D4S features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eleven people concluded that the product was a good body shape. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1”. Digitalcameraworld.com also wrote “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” in their review. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Nikon D4S review on expert review site PC Mag “The body is huge, thanks in part to an integrated vertical shooting grip”.

Eight people thought it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “It's also built to survive heavy use in the type of conditio” in their review of this digital camera. Silvery mentioned “It's a pound heavier.”. Treefree said on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera is heavy, although so is the D2x” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three owners agreed that it was lightweight. Seahorse21 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I am an experienced amateur who was looking for lightweight, good quality picture”. A Couple of Coynes said “Picture clarity is excellent! This camera packs a lot in a lightweight and striking package! So far we have been loving it!” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Hm wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Lightweight and user friendly” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was easy to carry around. American Image said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Camera is light and easy to hold”. One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was thick. Phil said in his review of this digital camera “The body is thicker and a little harder to get your hands around”.

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Very Heavy

The lightest camera that has been around for a comparable time to this camera is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of 1.2 kilograms, the Nikon D4S is one of the heaviest cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Support

Good Support

Three owners said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Dmk mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “You can let the camera have full control or you can override the controls and go into a full manual mode” in their review of this digital camera. Hollihobbs wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Knowledge of Nikon products, I have been able to easily understand the manual and make the adjustment to this top of the line, full frame body” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Jo mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The instructions explained everything perfectly”.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8". When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Nikon D4S's display diagonal of 3.2 inches is one of the largest.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Nikon D4S has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (921,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eight owners considered that the product had good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “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 also three years ago “Although Nikon has improved a number a features”. Fabiano Miami said on Bhphotovideo.com “This D4S yes comes with a significant improvement, faster focus and ISO just wonderful among other new features”.


Good Video Capture

Eleven people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “It features an updated 16.2 megapixel full frame sensor, 11fps continuous shooting with AF/AE, Full HD video and a number of unique features, including the promis”. Stu said “And while focus can be slow the quality is good for the D5300's video capability”. Rich said in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Have had this camera for just a few days and it works as advertised, photos taken are excellent, video is just as good, sharp”.

Huge Bright Viewfinder

Four owners reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. T3.com gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said three years ago “Huge bright viewfinder”. Silvery mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Wow! The viewfinder alone is worth it; I can see so much more clearly through it”. Treefree mentioned last year “My impression is that I can see much better through the viewfinder & I intend to rely much more on origional composition than I did previously with "crop & post process” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who purchased the product thought it had a good screen. Timothy mentioned in his review of this digital camera “I love the flip LCD screen on the back so I can flip it around fro protection when I'm not using the camera”.

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Fast 51-Point Autofocus System

Fourty-seven owners considered that it had a good autofocus. Three years ago Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fast 51-point autofocus system” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “It arrives some two years after the earlier D4 model, touting faster performance and autofocus system updates to f”. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The D4S has an incredible autofocus system and burst shooting capabilities, earning it Editors' Choice honors for pro D-SLRs” in their Nikon D4S review.

Six owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Bhphotovideo.com said two years ago “High Quality Kit Lens” in their review of this digital camera. Photosbypjt wrote in the same month “The Nikkor 18-55mm VRll lens is really sharp - a fantastic bargain” in their review of this digital camera. Thecaptnswife said on Bhphotovideo.com “LOVE this camera/lens; great color, image quality for the price” in their review of this digital camera and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner who bought it thought it had a good image stabiliser. Bestbuy.com said “Good Image Stabilization” however despite that they only gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5.

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Full Frame Image Sensor

Seventy-seven owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Three years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “New Expeed 4 image processor” in their review of this digital camera. T3.com wrote “Full frame image sensor”. Videomaker.com mentioned “Fast, with great quality photo and video” .

Thirty-seven customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light. Trusted Reviews wrote “Great lowlight performance” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Expert website Popphoto.com said three years ago “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. Techradar.com wrote 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”.

Thirty-two people who reviewed the Nikon D4S reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Straitstimes.com said in their review of this digital camera “Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualitt bei ISO 12.800 und ISO 25.600” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Straitstimes.com also said “Gutes Rauschverhalten und hoher Dynamikumfang (bis ISO 25.600), ppige Ausstattung mit Schnittstellen” in their review. Straitstimes.com also mentioned “Mit einigen Abstrichen sind selbst ISO 102.400 teilweise noch nutzbar” in their review.

Twenty-two customers concluded that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “10.4fps burst shooting”. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “11fps shooting with AF” . Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Shooting ability is unmatched” .

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of colour rendition. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great color rendition”. One customer thought the product had a good image sensor. Dan wrote “Built like a tank, amazing sensor, incredible speed” in his review of this digital camera.

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Lacks Built-In Flash

Two customers concluded that the Nikon D4S did not have a good flash. Three years ago Pc Mag said “Lacks built-in flash” in their review of this digital camera. Also three years ago Terry said on Bhphotovideo.com “Flash is not always an option” in his review of this digital camera nonetheless he still rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this medium megapixel camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vba400ae, nikon 1541
Barcodes 00000001622692, 00000001624020, 00018208015412, 00018208937486

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