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Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

The Nikon D4s is a flagship DSLRs that builds on the Nikon D4 but delivers better performance due to improved internal hardware. The key area that has been improved is speed and stamina: the camera D4s can shoot with AF/AE at up to 11FPS and its battery can last for up to 3200 frames, compared to the D4's 10FPS and 2600 frames. Thanks to a new 12-bit "Small RAW" mode, the D4s has a much larger RAW buffer: up to 176 frames in this mode. Nikon claims that the new EXPEED4 processor is 30% faster than its predecessor, allowing the D4s to shoot full HD video at 60 frames per second (1080/60p). The standard ISO range has also been increased from 100-12,800 to 100-25,600 in the D4s. This makes the D4s Hi4 setting equivalent to a maximum ISO of 409,600. Other minor improvements have been made to the autofocus and video capabilities of the camera.

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List Price (USA): $6,499
In Production: Yes
Launch Date: February 2014
Predecessor: Nikon D4
Megapixels: 16.2
Format: FX (Full-Frame)
Sensor Type: CMOS
Max. Resolution (pixels): 4928 x 3280
Low-Pass Filter: Yes
Sensor Dimensions (mm): 36.0 x 23.9
Min. ISO: 50
Max. ISO: 25600
Expanded ISO Range: 50-409600
ISO Adjustment Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Still File Formats: JPEG, 14-bit RAW, 12-bit RAW, TIFF, RAW+
Dust Removal Support: Yes
Shooting Modes: Program (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), Manual (M), Bulb (B)
Additional Features: Auto DX Crop, In-Camera Retouching, Custom Picture Control, Active-D Lighting
Processor: EXPEED 4
Minimum Shutter Speed (s): 30
Maximum Shutter Speed (s): 1/8000
Shutter Life (actuations): 400,000
Max. Burst (FPS): 11
JPEG Buffer Size: 200
RAW Buffer Size: 176
Release Modes: Single-Frame, Continuous Lo, Continuous Hi, Quiet Shutter, Mirror Lock-Up, Self-Timer, Delayed Remote, Quick-Response Remote, Interval Shooting
LCD Screen Size ("): 3.2
LCD Screen Resolution (dots): 921,000
Electronic Level/Horizon: Yes
Live View Mode: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Viewfinder Magnification (x): 0.7
Viewfinder Frame Coverage (%): 100
Metering Sensor: 91000 pixel RGB sensor
Auto Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
Meter Operating Range (EV): -1 to 20
Exposure Compensation Range (EV): -5 to 5
Exposure Compensation Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Auto Bracking Frames: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Auto Bracketing Modes: Exposure, White Balance, Flash, Custom Image Effects
White Balance Modes: Auto, Indoor, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade, Incandescent, Manual Color Temperature
Primary AF Type: Phase Detect Autofocus
AF Sensor: Multi-Cam 3500 FX
AF Modes: Single-Servo AF, Continuous AF, Dynamic Area AF, 3D Tracking, Auto-Area AF
AF Points: 51
Minimum Required Aperture: F8
AF Operating Range (EV): -2 to 19
Screwdrive AF Support: Yes
Live View Autofocus: Contrast Detect
Face Detection Support: Yes
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie File Formats: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, RAW Video Output
Built-In Microphone: Mono
External Microphone: Yes
Video Framerates (Size/FPS): 1080p/24, 1080p/25, 1080p/30, 1080p/50, 1080p/60, 720p/30, 720p/60
Video Autofocus: On-demand AF
Manual Video Controls: ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Exposure Compensation
Built-In Flash: No
Flash Sync Speed (s): 1/250
Flash Compensation Range (EV): -3 to 1
Supported Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Speed Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync, Wireless Flash Control
Hotshoe: Yes
Mount Type: Nikon F Mount
Number of Media Slots: 2
Compatible Card Types: CompactFlash, XQD
Width (mm): 160
Height (mm): 156.5
Depth (mm): 90.5
Weight (g): 1180
Connectivity: Universal Hotshoe, USB 3, Mini-Jack Audio Input, Mini-Jack Audio Output, Remote Terminal, Ethernet, Peripheral Connector, Mini HDMI, PC Terminal, GPS (Via accessory), Wi-Fi (Via accessory)
Battery Grip: No
Battery Model: EN-EL18a
Battery Life (Frames): 3020
Power Adapter Support: Yes
Weather Sealing: Yes
Included Accessories: AN-DC7 strap
EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-26 Battery Charger
UC-E15 USB Cable
USB Cable Clip
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-2 Accessory Shoe Cover
UF-2 Connector cover for stereo mini plug cable
UF-1 Connector cover for USB cable
Nikon View NX2 CD ROM
Transmitter Utility CD
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1 Review

I bought my D4s shortly after it was released and have been extremely pleased with it. I use it primarily with either  the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 or the Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 and have been very impressed with the results.  After having it about 6 weeks the on/off switch broke but luckily enough it broke in the "on" position so I could still use the camera. I had it fixed under warranty and have had no further issues since. The battery seems to last forever!! I bought a spare when I bought the camera but have never had to use it while out shoot photos even if I've been out all day long, which I often am. Great camera - super results - the 11fps capability is just magic!!!