Nikon D4s DSLR Camera Review Specs and Video

 D4S

Bottom Line:

The Nikon D4s improves upon the speed and performance of the D4 with faster image processing and energy conservation. The D4s is Nikon’s flagship professional camera model.

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The Specs:

  •  1. The Sensor
    • Effective pixels: Approx. 16.2 megapixels
    • Approx. 36 mm  x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
  • 2. Compatible Lenses
    • From the Nikon websiteAF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only).
      Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).
      IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
  • 3. Autofocus
    • 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking) AF Points
    • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status; Manual focus (MF)
  • 4. Video Features
    • MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
    • Recording Size and (frame rate fps in parenthesis):
      • 1920 x 1080 (60/50/30/25/24 fps)
      • 1280 x 720 (60/50 fps)
      • 640 x 424 (30/25 fps)
    • Maximum Length of Continuous Video Recording:
      • With 1920×1080 50/60p recording – 10 minutes at highest quality, 20 minutes at normal quality
      • All other resolutions – 20 minutes at highest quality, 29 mins, 59 secs for normal quality
  • 5. Image Features
    • File Formats:
      • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
      • NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
      • NEF (RAW Size S)
      • TIFF (RGB)
      • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
    • Size in pixels:
      • FX-format
        (L) 4,928 x 3,280
        (M) 3,696 x 2,456
        (S) 2,464 x 1,640 
        1:2 format (30 x 20)
        (L) 4,096 x 2,720
        (M) 3,072 x 2,040
        (S) 2,048 x 1,360 
        5:4 format (30 x 24)
        (L) 4,096 x 3,280
        (M) 3,072 x 2,456
        (S) 2,048 x 1,640
      • DX-format
        (L) 3,200 x 2,128
        (M) 2,400 x 1,592
        (S) 1,600 x 1,064
  • 6. Performance
    • High Speed Continuous Shooting: Maximum 11 shots/sec.
    • EXPEED4 processor
  • 7. Exposure Control
    • Exposure Modes: programmed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority; manual
    • ISO 100 to 256,00
      • Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
      • Hi-1 (ISO-51,200 equivalent)
      • Hi-2 (ISO-102,400 equivalent)
      • Hi-3 (ISO-204,800 equivalent)
      • Hi-4 (ISO 409,600 equivalent)
    • Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec, bulb
    • Flash X-sync at 1/250 sec.
    • Exposure Controls: Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, User-customizable Settings
    • White Balance Settings: Auto (2 types), Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
  • 8. Interface
    • 3.2 inch TFT monitor
    • USB Hi-Speed
    • Headphone Connector
    • HDMI output: Type C mini pin
    • Optional GPS with GP-1/ GP-1A (sold separately)
    • 10-pin RemoteTerminal
    • Built in monoaural microphone
    • External stereo microphone input
    • Optional Wifi: WT-5A, WT-4A
    • Optional GPS: GP-1A GPS unit
  • 9. Power
    • One EN-EL18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    • Battery Life: 3020 shots (CIPA)
    • AC power optional  with the EH-6b AC Adapter
  • 10. Body
    • CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
    • XQD Type Memory
    • Viewfinder coverage:
      • FX (36×24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)
      • 1.2x (30×20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
      • DX (24×16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
      • 5:4 (30×24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical (Approx.)
    • Dimensions:
      6.3 in. (160 mmx 6.2 in. (156.5 mmx 3.6 in. (90.5 mm)
    • Weight: 41.6 oz (1180 g (body only)
  • 11. Price
    • MSRP: $6500

Nikon D4s Video Review:

Videomaker provide sample video and pictures using the D4s below:

Video review highlights:

  • Professional grade camera
  • Faster fps at 11 frames per second, which is good for shooting fast moving subjects
  • Includes additional frame rates in video, including 60p which can be used for smooth slow motion footage when converted down to 24p (not even the Canon 1D has this)
  • No XLR input for audio
  • Controls/buttons aren’t intuitive
  • Video and pictures look great.

 

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