Nikon D4S DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D4S DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D4S DSLR Camera (Body Only)

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Product Highlights

  • 16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX 51-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 409600
  • 11 fps Shooting for 200 Shots with AE/AF
  • 91k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
  • 14-Bit RAW Files and 12-Bit RAW S Format
  • 1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
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Nikon D4S overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon D4S DSLR Camera features a full-frame, FX-format 16.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p movies with notable image detail, quality, and sensitivity. The combination of these two technologies affords exceptional image quality, marked by smooth tonal gradations and vivid, yet accurate, color reproduction as well as an expansive dynamic range. Championing working in a wide variety of lighting conditions, the D4S also features a broad native sensitivity range, from ISO 100-25600, that is further expandable to an equivalent ISO 409600 to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions. Furthermore, the processing power of the EXPEED 4 also affords a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 11 fps for up to 200 frames with maintained auto-exposure and autofocus.

Aiding the imaging prowess of this camera is an equally refined 51-point autofocus system, which can be configured to utilize five AF points as a single focusing point in the Group Area AF setting for heightened initial subject recognition. The 3D Color Matrix Metering III system, along with the 91,000-pixel RGB sensor, also benefits the focusing abilities of the D4S as well as provides accurate exposure metering to suit a vast array of subjects and lighting conditions.

Complementing a fast, time-sensitive workflow, this camera also employs numerous strategies designed to benefit fast offloading and transferring of files. Support is available for a 1000 Base-T (Gigabit) wired LAN connection and file recording is possible in a 12-bit RAW SIZE S file size to help expedite post-production. When recording movies or time lapse imagery, optional external recorders can be used to record uncompressed movie files, with simultaneous recording to memory cards and live view monitoring possible.

16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 4 Image Processor
The 16.2 megapixel full-frame (FX) CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor work in tandem to deliver high overall image quality with notable detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 25600, which is further expandable to an exceptional ISO 409600. Furthermore, the EXPEED 4 processor also contributes to a wealth of speed throughout the camera, including a full-resolution JPEG continuous shooting rate of 11 fps for up to 200 shots with maintained autofocus and auto-exposure metering. When working in the 14-bit RAW shooting mode, up to 104 shots can be recorded at 11 fps.
Full HD Movie Recording
Also benefitting from the enhanced processing power is the ability to records full HD 1080p video at frame rates up to 60 fps. Multi-area modes enables you to narrow your effective field of view during recording, too, in FX, DX, and 2.7x Crop settings to offer more versatility during shooting. ISO Auto Control is available when working in manual exposure mode as well as real-time adjustable audio settings with enhanced wind noise reduction and selectable frequency ranges such as Wide Range and Voice Range.

Recording to an optional external recorder is possible in order to gain an uncompressed video signal via the HDMI port and, when recording externally, use of the camera's LCD monitor for live view monitoring is possible. Additionally, simultaneous recording to both memory cards and an external recording device is also possible for instant backing up and duplicating of files. 2MP still images can also be recorded simultaneously during video recording.
51-Point Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX AF Sensor
Supporting the exceptional imaging capabilities of the D4S is an apt autofocus system that employs up to 51 distinct points, with options available to use 9, 21, or all 51 points depending on the situation. 3D Tracking, as part of the intelligent Scene Recognition System, also works to benefit maintained focusing on moving subjects for greater accuracy when shooting at high continuous shooting speeds.

For even faster initial focusing and subject recognition, five AF sensors can be used together as a single focus point with the Group Area AF setting. Furthermore, Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF (with 9, 21, or 51 points selectable), 3D-tracking (using all 51 points), and Auto-area AF modes are also available.

When working in live view, for either still or movie shooting, a contrast-based AF system is employed to acquire focus precisely and can function in continuous, full-time servo mode to better-suit working with moving subjects. Four distinct AF-area modes are available when using the contrast-detection focusing method: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, and Subject-tracking AF.
Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering III utilizes a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.
Camera Design Features
  • A 3.2" 921k-dot LCD monitor is available as a large means for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation. Additionally, monitor color settings can be manually adjusted to match external monitors or other color balance requirements.
  • Both a CompactFlash and an XQD card slot are available to extend file saving capabilities by permitting either overflow recording or in-camera file duplicating. Additionally, optional HDMI-connected external recorders are supported for recording uncompressed video and time lapse sequences.
  • The ergonomic grip and overall form factor are shaped to benefit handling for extended periods of time and are further accentuated by anti-slip, textured joysticks and easy-to-open card slot covers. Additionally, most of the rear buttons on the rear of the camera are illuminated for greater visibility when working in dim lighting conditions.
  • The durable magnesium alloy body features extensive weather sealing to protect the camera from dust, moisture, and electromagnetic interference.
  • A highly durable shutter has been tested to 400,000 cycles and works in concert with an enhanced mirror balancer for better visibility and reduced mirror vibration when working in high-speed continuous shooting modes.
  • The included EN-EL18a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack provides up to approximately 3,020 shots per charge (in single-frame mode, based on CIPA standards).
Connectivity and Image Transferring
  • The built-in wired LAN function of 1000 Base-T (Gigabit) standard enables high-speed, seamless transferring of still imagery and movie files for expediting an entire post-production workflow.
  • For wireless file transferring, the D4S is compatible with the optional WT-5A and WT-4A Wireless Transmitters.
Other Camera Features
  • An enhanced interval timer permits recording up to 9,999 frames with intervals as long as one week. Recording can be done directly to memory cards, to an optional external recorder, or to both media types simultaneously. Furthermore, exposure smoothing and flicker reduction benefit time lapse playback for more seamless, fluidly-rendered movies.
  • RAW (NEF) files can be recorded as lossless compressed or compressed at either 12 or 14-bit depth. Additionally, files can be saved in the RAW SIZE S format to help expedite one's workflow while still maintaining the image quality-related assets of the RAW format.
  • When working in live view, FX, DX and 2.7x image area modes are available.
  • When shooting with the viewfinder, a custom setting permits toggling Face Detection on or off depending on the exposure metering bias desired.
  • Auto ISO sensitivity control allows you to select a minimum shutter speed at which camera shake can be controlled from and then will automatically set the ISO value in order to best render the scene. A maximum sensitivity level can also be set in order to maintain overall noise levels.
  • Spot White Balance control for live view shooting makes setting the white balance as easy as pointing to the area in the frame that should be white. Additionally, 1-6 preset white balance settings can be stored for easier switching between different light sources.
  • Picture Control modes allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings.
  • Playback functions: Auto Image Rotation, Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar), GPS data display, Highlights, Histogram Display, Image Comment , IPTC information embedding and display, Movie Playback, Movie Slideshow, Photo Information, Playback with Zoom, Slideshow, and Voice Memo.
  • In-camera image editing: Color Balance, D-Lighting, Distortion Control, Edit Movie, Filter Effects, Image Overlay, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Red-Eye Correction, Re-size, Side-by-Side Comparison, Straighten, and Trim.
  • Language support: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
UPC: 018208015412
In the Box
Nikon D4S DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • EN-EL18a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • MH-26a Battery Charger
  • UF-2 Connector Cover for Stereo Mini Plug Cable
  • UC-E15 USB Cable
  • AN-DC11 Strap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-2 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • BL-6 Battery Chamber Cover
  • ViewNX 2 Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nikon D4S specs

    Imaging
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 16.2 MP: 4928 x 3280
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:5, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36.0 x 23.9 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
    Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: Linear PCM
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type CompactFlash
    XQD
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 51
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Eye Point 18.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.70x
    Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1 m
    Display Screen 3.2" Rear Screen LCD (921,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-409600)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Seconds , Bulb Mode
    Remote Control MC-37, 36A, 30A, 25A, 23A, 22A, 21A, DC2, ML-3, WR-T10, 10, A10, 1, (Optional)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Metering Range: EV -1.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
    Flash
    Flash Modes First-Curtain Sync
    Hi-Speed Sync
    Off
    Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
    Rear Sync
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System iTTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
    @ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
    @ 640 x 424: 30 fps, 25 fps
    Exposure Control Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
    Auto: ISO
    ISO Sensitivity Auto/Manual, 200 - 25600, Expandable to 409600
    Focus Auto
    Manual
    Continuous Auto
    Max Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds 
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video + Voice Memo (Mono)
    Optional External Mic: With Video + Voice Memo (Stereo)
    Performance
    Self Timer 2 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 10 Seconds, 20 Seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), NIkon 10-Pin, USB 2.0, X-Sync Socket
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
    Power
    Battery 1 x EN-EL18a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 10.8 VDC, 2500 mAh
    AC Power Adapter EH-6b (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 0 - 85%
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6" / 160.0 x 157.5 x 91.4 mm
    Weight 2.65 lb / 1.20 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 8.7 x 6.8"

    Nikon D4S reviews

    D4S DSLR Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 94.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best DSLR on the market 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 find myself in low light conditions and have to use whatever natural available light is present to me and this camera is simply the best at interpreting it and rendering it.. It's almost not to be believed. More Pros: upgraded focusing ability in low light, lighterweight, ergonomic fit to the hand, color conrtrast in low light.. on and on. The D4S is worth every red scent you will work to purchase it. I love it and I've been shooting professionally for 22 years. I will be buying another one.
    Date published: 2014-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAST and Who Needs Light? This camera is without a doubt a speed demon. Not just FPS but also acquiring focus (new group AF rocks), resetting controls, power on, etc. Built solid with no slop and feels like the grip was custom made for my hand. Yes, it's BIG and yes, it's EXPENSIVE. It is an amazing tool (good tools cost) and if low light (AND I mean LOW LIGHT - 12800iso usable right out of the camera!)and incredible speed of use is important to you, this is definitely the camera to have - period. My D3s was a workhorse but can't even come close to the performance of this body. Hopefully, the D4s will prove as sturdy and reliable as the D3s after I put on similar mileage.
    Date published: 2014-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best option for sports photograhy By now you have read all the glowing reviews and know all the great things about this camera. Built like a tank, amazing sensor, incredible speed. For serious sports shooters, Nikon doesn't have a full-frame camera that can match the D4s. The D810 is a fantastic landscape camera, but unless you are willing to to use crop-mode, the files sizes are monstrous and not quickly edited. The frames per second are pretty low as well. The D750 looks great in low-light and has a similar autofocus system with a better FPS than the D810, but suffers from a handicapped buffer and the build quality is closer to consumer than professional. For action photography, nothing rivals this camera.
    Date published: 2014-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fastest Nikon Yet The new processor in this body lets me focus, shoot, and save faster than ever. I specialize in capturing birds in flight, so that's extremely important to me. I took the camera out last weekend and discovered two things. I got a higher percentage of good, sharp shots and I also got some shots that I was never able to get before...for instance, birds flying right over my head. It also has a new group-area autofocus that makes it easier to lock onto fast moving subjects. Finally, Nikon has extended the sensitivity of the camera which lets me shoot at higher shutter speeds and stop fast moving subjects. It's an awesome tool. I recommend it highly.
    Date published: 2014-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from DREAM CAMERA! I updated my DSLR from Nikon D80 to Nikon D4s. This camera is a whole new world! I am unfamiliar with video, so that will take longer for me to learn. But With photography experience, and knowledge of Nikon products, I have been able to easily understand the manual and make the adjustment to this top of the line, full frame body. Also, it feels great in my hands and I love the way it sounds. The only con I can think of is the second card slot is an XQD card slot. They are hard to find (my local camera stores do not carry them) and they are expensive. The other slot is CF and I had to purchase a card reader because my iMac does not have a CF slot.
    Date published: 2014-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary The Nikon D4s is probably the ultimate digital camera in its class. It fits so comfortably in my hands that there is no issue regarding weight. (My hands were seriously injured in an accident last year so that's no small matter.) It is fast, extremely fast, in every aspect of the photo process. It is so responsive that it almost seems to read one's mind. Then there are little things like never having to carry a dictaphone on safari anymore because a mini recorder is built in. The ISO range is enormous and truly effective. The camera is built like a tank but feels like a dancer. It's expensive, but the best usually is.
    Date published: 2014-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BAD BAMA JAMA I can not tell you just how much I've been loving this camera, bought mine at @, I'm new to all of the Dlsr world. I start with my little D90 that i still use, great little camera by the way. But i jumped right into this BA camera with no issues I've slamming beautiful images out of the D4s for a year now been published and winning awards with my Night photos. I sometimes shoot at 10,000 ISO for dreamy photos at night and i get No noise, i also use the 24-70 2.8 Nikkor lens. Never used the video on it nor will i ever must likely. Love the jpeg hdr and photo stacking in camera that allows raw to stay raw, it is wonerful camera great for action as well never miss a shot and the sharpness is beautiful
    Date published: 2015-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beware of FREE WATSON BATTERY I purchased the Nikon D4s, in May, 2014, mainly for wildlife photography. In lowlight conditions, the camera works miracles. I couldn't be more happy. Recently, we returned from a 8 day safari in Botswana, where others in my photo group, were using the Nikon D4s, and also praised the camera. However, the issue that two of us had was the Watson Battery Pack, which I see now is a freebie with the purchase of the camera. Only after a year and half of use, the battery failed, and this happen to another person on our trip. Luckily I had the Nikon EN-EL18a battery, which holds a charge with continuous use for a day or two before I had to charge it again. Unfortunately, I had purchased the Watson battery.
    Date published: 2015-11-30
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