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Nikon D4S Digital Camera

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SLR 16.2MP CMOS XQD Mar 2014
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32 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

The editors of four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this SLR digital camera. Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se and Vido.com.ua all gave this Nikon digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites both said that this Nikon digital camera was very good. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com.

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

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

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

The average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 93% based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar. The expert review sites think this camera is one of the very best cameras of this age and type.

Excellent Owner Reviews

This camera has a brilliant average owner rating based on 80 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon D4S reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was able to produce good images. Stuff.tv said in their review of the Nikon D4S three years ago “VERDICT Open Gallery The D4s is the ideal camera for professional-grade photography”. In the same month expert website Gqindia.com mentioned in their review “In the hands of a competent photographer”. Gqindia.com also mentioned “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”.

Some people concluded that the product had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine three years ago “It features an updated 16.2 megapixel full frame sensor, 11fps continuous shooting with AF/AE, Full HD video”. Expert website T3.com said in their review of the Nikon D4S also three years ago “The new full 35mm frame shooting Nikon D4S DSLR follows on from the Nikon D4 in being big, bold”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk rated this digital camera 4 stars and wrote “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” in their review of this digital camera.

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

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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Nikon also has good reviews for its SLR digital cameras.

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Good Size

Three customers said that the Nikon D4S was a good body shape. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “The body is huge, thanks in part to an integrated vertical shooting grip” in their review of the Nikon D4S and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “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” and gave it a very good rating.

Good Quality Lens

Several Nikon D4S reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag three 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 this digital camera “It arrives some two years after the earlier D4 model, touting faster performance and autofocus system updates to f” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

Some people who bought the Nikon D4S concluded that it was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

Four Nikon D4S reviewers who bought the product considered that it was good quality. Videomaker.com said three years ago “Fast, with great quality photo and video” in their review. Expert review site 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 Nikon D4S review. Expert website Techgoondu.com mentioned three years ago “Promising outstanding image quality, along with quick”.

Nice Design

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

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Digitalcameraworld.com said “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 Nikon D4S review. Digitalcameraworld.com also mentioned “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 Nikon D4S owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote three years ago “The Nikon D4, launched back in 2012, was a revolutionary camera that combined fast capture speed, superb ergonomics and control” in their review of this digital camera. Also three years ago 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.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it thought it was ethernet compatible.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that the Nikon D4S was strong and durable. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “They have to be tough, fast and accurate to meet the demands of some unforgiving disciplines – press, sports” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon D4S had good features. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their Nikon D4S review 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” and gave it a score of 5 stars. In the same month expert review site Dxomark.com said “Although Nikon has improved a number a features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Nikon D4S reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Expert website Dxomark.com said three years ago “Although some slight gains have been made minimizing shadow noise and expanding the dynamic range, s” in their review.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras of this age and type range from 2.5" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D4S has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

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

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Two Memory Slotss

Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years only have one memory slots, however the Nikon D4S has two memory slotss.

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Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D4S range from 3fps to 60fps. At 60 frames per second, the Nikon D4S has a very high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the D4S.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200 and 25600 are also supported by 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 of a similar type and age to it. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon D4S is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on cameras of this age and type.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

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

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

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

A TFT display is actually the best display across all digital cameras of this age and type.

Across comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of power sources than most SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon D4S has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Nikon D4S does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the D4S which have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D4S does not support video capability, unlike most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years which support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D4S, the Nikon D4S does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Nikon D4S is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D4S are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D4S does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon D4S does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D4S also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the D4S, the Nikon D4S is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D4S does not have an image stabilizer, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D4S also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Pricey

The price range of cameras of a similar age and spec is from £57 to £5,785. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec.

Only 2048 X 1360 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon D4S has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Nikon camera has a 2048 x 1360 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4928 x 3280, 3696 x 2456, 2464 x 1640, 3200 x 2128, 2400 x 1592, 1600 x 1064, 4096 x 3280, 3072 x 2456, 2048 x 1640 and 4096 x 2720 and 3072 x 2040. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D4S is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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

This camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.2 kilograms, the Nikon D4S is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The weights of cameras of this type and age range from 230g to 1.5kg.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

When compared to other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D4S, the ISO sensitivity (min) of the Nikon D4S of 200 is one of the biggest. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the D4S range from 50 to 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 110.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D4S

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the D4S over three years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Nikon D4S has a fairly standard megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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XQD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports a CF|XQD compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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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 of Product
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
Magnification
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
Number of Batteries 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

Expert Reviews

(52)

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

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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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