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Nikon D4S Digital Camera

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32 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se and Vido.com.ua all endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this digital camera was very good.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this Nikon camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. PC Mag and Reviewed.com both gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of one more expert review site decided that this camera was good. 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 SLR digital camera is 93 out of 100. This puts this Nikon digital camera in the top 1% of all the digital cameras of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this SLR digital camera is fantastic based on 80 owner reviews. This means that users think this camera is one of the better digital cameras of this age and type.

Good Quality Pictures

Six people wrote that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “VERDICT Open Gallery The D4s is the ideal camera for professional-grade photography” in their review. Expert review site Gqindia.com wrote “In the hands of a competent photographer”. Gqindia.com also said “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”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. 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”. 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. Amateurphotographer.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and 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”.

Some customers who reviewed the product said that it was good in low light. Colin Andrews wrote on Amazon two years ago “Which is still a very good DSLR in low light sports events” in his review of the Nikon D4S. Techradar.com wrote “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 Nikon D4S review.

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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon has good average ratings for its SLR digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Size

A number of Nikon D4S owners who reviewed it concluded that it was a good body shape. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “The body is huge, thanks in part to an integrated vertical shooting grip”. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “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 and gave the product an excellent review. 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 it agreed that it had a good autofocus. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag two years ago “The D4S has an incredible autofocus system and burst shooting capabilities, earning it Editors' Choice honors for pro D-SLRs”. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of the Nikon D4S on Pocket Lint “It arrives some two years after the earlier D4 model, touting faster performance and autofocus system updates to f”.

Good Video Capture

Some Nikon D4S reviewers thought the Nikon D4S was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Videomaker.com mentioned “Fast, with great quality photo and video” in their review. Expert website Popphoto.com mentioned in their Nikon D4S review “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”. Techgoondu.com wrote “Promising outstanding image quality, along with quick”.

Nice Design

One person who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was ergonomic. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Expert website Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo” in their review of the Nikon D4S.

Reasonably Priced

Some Nikon D4S owners concluded that it was good value for money. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “We recently asked our readers on Facebook to tell us which camera they'd love to buy if money were no object”.

Easy to Use

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D4S “The Nikon D4, launched back in 2012, was a revolutionary camera that combined fast capture speed, superb ergonomics and control”. Techgoondu.com wrote “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 bought it concluded that it was ethernet compatible.

Good Technical Features

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Adds a number of enhanced features, including quicker continuous shooting with AF/AE, increased speed ethernet, as well as improved video recording”. Expert review site Dxomark.com said in their review “Although Nikon has improved a number a features”.

Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Trustedreviews.com said in their review on Trusted Reviews “They have to be tough, fast and accurate to meet the demands of some unforgiving disciplines – press, sports”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was noisy. Expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned two years ago “Although some slight gains have been made minimizing shadow noise and expanding the dynamic range, s” in their review.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of digital cameras of this type and age range from 2" to 3.2". At 3.2 inches, the Nikon D4S has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D4S supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support Full HD video.

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Supports Three Image Formats

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

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Two Memory Slots

The Nikon D4S has more memory slots than most of the cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera is a two memory slot camera compared to most of the SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D4S which only have one memory slot.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

The Nikon D4S has one of the higher JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. The lowest JPEG frame rate of SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D4S is 3fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 35fps.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, the Nikon D4S has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D4S. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to the D4S the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 210,000.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D4S is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 200 and 25600 are also supported by this Nikon digital 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 similar age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 424|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. 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 Four Light Exposure Modes

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

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on cameras of this age and spec.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the D4S. The auto focus "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 cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D4S. The camera file systems "DPOF" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon D4S has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of this age and spec. Most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. 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.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D4S.

An LCD display is the worst display across comparable types of digital camera.

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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 SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D4S.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon D4S does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon D4S is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D4S does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the D4S also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon D4S does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D4S also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D4S, the Nikon D4S is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D4S, the Nikon D4S does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Cheap

Cameras of this age and type range in price from £40 to £5,581. We think that this SLR digital camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of this age and type.

Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D4S has a 1600 x 1064 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolutions 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 SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 480 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Thick

The thinnest digital camera of a comparable age and type to the D4S is 29mm deep, the thickest is 130mm, and the average depth is 75mm. The Nikon D4S is quite thick (90.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Heavy

The Nikon D4S is fairly heavy (1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 630g, and the weights range from 230g to 1.5kg.

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Very Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of cameras that were launched around the same time as the D4S range from 50 to 200. With a minimum ISO speed of 200, the Nikon D4S has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D4S.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D4S

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the Nikon D4S has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D4S.

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XQD Memory Card

This digital camera supports a CF|XQD memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Ethernet LAN Port
Special Features

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...

PC Mag

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 1541, nikon nikon
Barcodes 00006509704583, 00018208015412, 00018208937486

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