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Nikon D4S

(231 reviews)
Nikon D4S
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Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning SLR camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 16.2MP 1.2kg 4928 X 3280 Pixels Mar 2014
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Nikon D4S Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Nikon D4S number 508 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
231 Reviews + 9 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
81
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has outstanding expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag plus one other site. Looking across the entire Sony camera range, the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is easy to use and excellent design.
The D4S has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
4928 x 3280 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

79
Portrait Photography
Very Good
80
Landscape Photography
Excellent
80
Everyday Photography
Excellent
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
69
Wildlife Photography
Good

Nikon D4S Video Reviews

How Big is the Nikon D4S?

The Nikon D4S is 160mm wide and 90.5mm tall. It is 156.5mm deep and weighs 1.2kg.

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Nikon D4S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Vido.com.ua, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and M3.idg.se all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites PC Mag and Reviewed.com, both of which thought that this digital camera was staggeringly good.

The experts at review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that this camera was very good. This was from Pocket Lint who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on 22 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Techradar this digital camera has an average expert rating of 93%. This means that camera experts think this camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera as astonishingly good on average. 148 reviewers (85% of all 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. Owners think this Nikon digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

27 owners reckoned that the Nikon D4S was able to produce good images, seven customers who bought it agreed that it was good in low light and four customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use, two customers reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use the menus and two customers who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 38,480 expert and owner reviews (including 9,838 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Nice Design

Five customers who bought it agreed that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Robust

Seven owners thought the Nikon D4S was well made and three owners who purchased the product agreed that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Great Product Quality

10 people who purchased the Nikon D4S reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two people considered that the Nikon D4S was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Seven owners considered that it had a good autofocus.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon D4S was a good body shape and two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five customers thought this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was quiet.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in March 2014.

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

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4928 X 3280 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon D4S is 4928 x 3280 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Nikon D4S of 16.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 33% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The Nikon D4S's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 8% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.0071s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s. The camera shutter speed of the Nikon D4S of only 0.000125s is shorter than 89% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Nikon D4S of 1.2kg is very heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 2% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon D4S of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 600,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Nikon D4S of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 24% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D4S has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 74% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D4S features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 80% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D4S features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon vba400ae

Barcodes:

00000001656299, 00000001658628, 00018208015412, 00018208937486

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