The Nikon D4S is a full frame professional DSLR camera announced by Nikon Corporation on February 25, 2014 to succeed the D4 as its flagship DSLR. The D4S offers a number of improvements over its predecessor including a new image sensor, new image processor, new battery, improved ergonomics and expanded ISO range. Additionally, improved auto focus (AF) algorithms and a new AF Tracking mode were introduced together with a new option of RAW image capture in full resolution (16 MP) or a "Small" file (4 MP).
|Type||Digital single-lens reflex camera|
|Lens mount||Nikon F-mount|
|Sensor||36.0 mm × 23.9 mm, Nikon FX format|
|Image sensor type||CMOS|
|Maximum resolution||4928 × 3280 pixels|
|ASA/ISO range||ISO equivalency 100 to 25,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps, Boost: 50–409,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps|
|Storage||One CompactFlash (Type I) card slot, one XQD card slot|
|Focus modes||Auto selection (AF-A), Continuous-servo (AF-C), Single-servo AF (AF-S), Face-Priority AF (Live View and D-Movie only), Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder|
|Focus areas||51-area Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX|
|Exposure modes||Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], Manual [M]|
|Exposure metering||91,000 pixels RGB TTL exposure metering sensor|
|Metering modes||Center-weighted, 3D color matrix metering III, Spot|
|Flash bracketing||2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV|
|Shutter||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter speed range||30 to 1/8000 second and bulb|
|Continuous shooting||11 frame/s|
|Viewfinder||Optical-type fixed eye level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification|
|Custom WB||Auto, Presets (12), Manual, and Color temperature in kelvins|
|WB bracketing||2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 EV|
|Rear LCD monitor||3.2-inch diagonal, (921,000 dots), TFT VGA|
|Battery||Li-Ion EN-EL18a (2,500 mAh)|
|Dimensions||160×157×91 mm (6.3×6.2×3.6 in)|
|Weight||1,180 g (42 oz)|
In May 2014, the D4S received a Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) 2014 Award in the category of "Best Digital SLR Professional". In August 2014, the D4S received a European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) award in the category "European Professional DSLR Camera 2014-2015".
The D4S was superseded by the Nikon D5, announced on January 5, 2016.
The D4S was discontinued in December 2016.
- Redesigned 16.2-megapixel image sensor with less noise
- New Expeed 4 image processor
- New Group-area Autofocus mode, allowing five focus points to be grouped for subject tracking
- Exposure smoothing during timelapse recording
- Expanded ISO range of ISO 100-25,600 (boosted range of ISO 50-409,600)
- Gigabit Ethernet port for data transfer and tethered shooting
- Full HD (1920 × 1080) 60p video capture with uncompressed video output via HDMI
- Improved autofocus and subject tracking algorithms
- Improved mirror mechanism, increasing continuous shooting speed to 11fps with AF
- Improved EN-EL18a battery with higher capacity for increased battery life of approximately 3000 shots
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