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Nikon D4S Digital Camera

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SLR 16.2MP CMOS XQD Mar 2014
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28 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

The editors of Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se and Vido.com.ua all concluded that concluded that they would recommend this Nikon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both wrote that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

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

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Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 93 out of 100. If all the cameras of a similar spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 5%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Nikon camera is exceptional based on 80 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon D4S reviewers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote in their review of the Nikon D4S “VERDICT Open Gallery The D4s is the ideal camera for professional-grade photography”. Gqindia.com wrote in their review three years ago “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”.

Several Nikon D4S reviewers who reviewed the Nikon D4S concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago expert website T3.com mentioned “The new full 35mm frame shooting Nikon D4S DSLR follows on from the Nikon D4 in being big, bold” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 5 stars. 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”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on Pocket Lint “Faster burst shooting”.

A number of Nikon D4S owners who purchased the product said that it was good in low light. Colin Andrews wrote in his review of the Nikon D4S three years ago “Which is still a very good DSLR in low light sports events” and gave the Nikon D4S a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “The Nikon D4 has been the camera of choice for many professional photographers who need the ultimate in speed, low-light shooting capability” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon digital cameras and also specifically for Nikon SLR digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Size

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D4S was a good body shape. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “The body is huge, thanks in part to an integrated vertical shooting grip”. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned in their Nikon D4S review “What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1” and rated the product as very good. 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

Three Nikon D4S reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had a good autofocus. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said “The D4S has an incredible autofocus system and burst shooting capabilities, earning it Editors' Choice honors for pro D-SLRs”. Also three years ago Pocket-Lint.com said on Pocket Lint “It arrives some two years after the earlier D4 model, touting faster performance and autofocus system updates to f” and gave this digital camera an excellent review.

Good Video Capture

Some Nikon D4S owners who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “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” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Expert website Videomaker.com said three years ago “Fast, with great quality photo and video” . Expert website Popphoto.com said “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 the Nikon D4S. Expert website Techgoondu.com mentioned three years ago “Promising outstanding image quality, along with quick” in their review.

Nice Design

One Nikon D4S owner who purchased it considered that it was ergonomic. Three years ago Reviewed.com said “The Nikon D4, launched back in 2012, was a revolutionary camera that combined fast capture speed, superb ergonomics and control” in their review of the Nikon D4S.

One Nikon D4S reviewer who reviewed the Nikon D4S thought it was good looking. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo”.

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Easy to Use

A number of Nikon D4S reviewers concluded that this digital camera 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”.

Good Connectivity

One Nikon D4S reviewer who reviewed the Nikon D4S wrote that it was ethernet compatible.

Robust

One Nikon D4S owner who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said in their review of the Nikon D4S “They have to be tough, fast and accurate to meet the demands of some unforgiving disciplines – press, sports”.

Good Technical Features

Some Nikon D4S owners who purchased it mentioned that it had good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “Adds a number of enhanced features, including quicker continuous shooting with AF/AE, increased speed ethernet, as well as improved video recording”. Three years ago expert website Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Although Nikon has improved a number a features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product said that it was noisy. Expert website Dxomark.com said “Although some slight gains have been made minimizing shadow noise and expanding the dynamic range, s”.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D4S the display diagonals range from 2" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D4S has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D4S.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supported

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D4S. The image formats supported "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Two Memory Slots

The Nikon D4S has more memory slots than most of the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the D4S. This Nikon digital camera is a two memory slots camera compared to most of the SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which only have one memory slots.

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Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the D4S the motion JPEG frame rates range from 3fps to 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 35fps. When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age that we have assessed, the motion JPEG frame rate of the Nikon D4S of 60 frames per second is one of the highest.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D4S is more than most SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of light exposure modes than most 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 cameras of a comparable age and type to the D4S. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this 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 frequently supported video resolutions on digital cameras that have been available 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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H.264 Video Formats Supported

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

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon D4S is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the D4S. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Face detection", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this 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 digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon D4S has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. 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 digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D4S.

The worst display across comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the D4S 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

The Nikon D4S does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Nikon D4S is no exception to this as it also does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D4S, the Nikon D4S does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D4S, the Nikon D4S does not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D4S do not have an image stabilizer. The Nikon D4S is no exception to this as it also does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D4S is not waterproof. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D4S are also not waterproof.

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Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon D4S has a 1600 x 1064 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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 worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 480 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Nikon D4S has a wider flash exposure correction than most cameras of this type and age. This Nikon camera has a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction.

A ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction is in fact the worst flash exposure correction across all SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Across comparable types of digital camera the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Heavy

The Nikon D4S is one of the heavier SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (1.2 kilograms) amongst cameras of this age. The weights of SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 170g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 630g.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 200, the Nikon D4S has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of this type and age is 110, and the ISO sensitivities (min) range from 50 to 200.

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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
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
Battery 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

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Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 6536089031, nikon vba400ae, nikon nikon, nikon 1541
Barcodes 00006536089031, 00018208015412, 00018208937486

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