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Nikon D4s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Nikon D4s. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and durability are generally positive. The low light performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the image stabilizer and software.

performance, image quality, low-light, durability, usability

portability, price, size, software, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D4s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D4s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nikon D4s from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance. The low light performance also gets good comments.

low-light, performance

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D4S 16.2 MP CMOS FX Digital SLR with Full 1080p HD Video (Body Only) NIKONNikon D4S 16.2 MP CMOS FX Digital SLR with Full 1080p HD Video (Body Only) NIKON

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D4s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nikon D4s from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the low light performance and image quality. The design and video also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the usability. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

performance, video, design, image quality, low-light

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D4S 16.2 MP CMOS FX Digital SLR with Full 1080p HD Video (Body Only)Nikon D4S 16.2 MP CMOS FX Digital SLR with Full 1080p HD Video (Body Only)

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D4S

 

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.

Full-frame image sensor. Top-notch high ISO performance. Fast 51-point autofocus system. 10.4fps burst shooting. Intervalometer and time lapse functions. Dual card slots. Integrated vertical shooting grip. Voice memo function. Clean HDMI output....

Expensive. 16-megapixel resolution may not be enough for all shooters. Time lapse limited to 8 hours. GPS and Wi-Fi modules are pricey add-ons. Lacks built-in flash.

It's designed with autofocus performance in mind, however, and doesn't support changeable focus screens. Don't expect the same manual focus experience that you'll get with an old 35mm F3—if you're shooting with wide-aperture manual focus primes like...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Nikon D4s First Impressions Review

 

It's been two years since Nikon introduced their flagship SLR, the D4. While that camera has undoubtedly stood the test of time, Nikon has decided that it's time for a refresh. That camera is the D4s which, on the surface, doesn't look much different...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D4S DSLR

 

Nikon has announced its new flagship HD-SLR, the D4S. Designed for professional photo, video, and cinematographers, the D4S includes a 16.2-megapixel FX-format (full frame) image sensor along with the newer EXPEED 4 image processor. This combo means...

Feb, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D4s Review

 

The Nikon D4s is a new professional digital SLR camera with a newly designed 16.2 megapixel FX sensor, new EXPEED 4 processing engine, Multi-CAM 3500FX auto-focus module, a 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor and a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body. Key...

The Nikon D4s is an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, update of the two-year-old D4 camera, adding a raft of relatively minor improvements that add up to make the D4s a slightly better camera than its already well-appointed predecessor.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D4S

 

Taking Nikon's flagship, professional-level DSLR model to the next level, the newly-announced Nikon D4S aims to expand upon the company's top-ranking D4 with an improved autofocus system, an insanely high ISO range, better speed and performance, as...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Havlik (pdngearguide.com)

Camera Review: Nikon D4S

 

“S” is for sequel with Nikon's latest fast-shooting flagship DSLR.

Very fast all-around performer with maximum 11 fps burst speed with full AF and AE; superb low-light skills with excellent image quality at high ISOs; small design tweaks make the camera more comfortable to hold during long shooting sessions; high-end,...

Shares many features with previous model including same 16.2 megapixels of resolution, but has $500 higher starting price; extreme ISO 409600 has limited applications; still uses unpopular XQD format for second card slot

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Jun, 2014

Expert review by: PDN Gear Guide (pdnonline.com)

Camera Review: Nikon D4S

 

It's fitting that I ended the previous section with the word “trade-off” because that's what the D4S feels like. Despite a variety of new features above and below the surface—Group Area AF being our favorite of the bunch—this camera is really just a...

Very fast all-around performer with maximum 11 fps burst speed with full AF and AE; superb low-light skills with excellent image quality at high ISOs; small design tweaks make the camera more comfortable to hold during long shooting sessions; high-end,...

Shares many features with previous model including same 16.2 megapixels of resolution, but has $500 higher starting price; extreme ISO 409600 has limited applications; still uses unpopular XQD format for second card slot

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: anicholson (digitalcameraworld.com)

Nikon D4s review

 

Nikon D4s review: Nikon's D4 replacement is a true workhorse of a camera, but has enough changed to warrant an upgrade? Find out in our Nikon D4s review.

Apr, 2014

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Nikon D4S Digital Camera Review

 

Nikon's flagship professional DSLR is a multimedia powerhouse and the company's best to date.

When a company takes an existing model name and simply adds a letter—as Nikon has done in the past with cameras like the D1, D2, D3, D40, and D300—it's best to not expect drastic changes. As we've seen in our review of the D4S, that wisdom is once...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Hafeez Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Hands-on with the D4S: Nikon's Flagship Goes Slightly Faster

 

It's been two years since Nikon launched their flagship DSLR, the D4. Like the D3S for the D3, the D4S update brings with it some improvements and changes - but are they enough to spend on for an upgrade? Join us as we go hands-on to find out.

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL18a
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Histogram: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Photo effects:Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2,5,10,20
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Tripod mountable: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display resolution (numeric):921000

Flash

Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Nikon F

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:200, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):200
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF, XQD
Memory slots:2

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW, TIF
Image sensor size (W x H):1.42 x 0.941
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:4928 x 3280
Megapixel:16.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):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, 4096 x 2720, 3072 x 2040, 2048 x 1360
Total megapixels:16.6

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 424,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:0.70
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.56
Height:6.18
Weight:2.6
Width:6.3