Nikon Announces Tech Specs for the New D4S

Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated release of the Nikon D4S. Following the development announcement of the D4S in January, and with exclusive first-looks offered at CES and CP+, Nikon is now excited to reveal the upgraded features of its latest flagship FX-format DSLR. The new camera got a recent test drive at the Sochi Winter Olympics (sample pictures are attached at the end of the article).

Developed as the next-generation flagship successor to the D4, D4S functions, features, and performance were thoroughly examined and analysed from a variety of angles, resulting in a digital SLR camera that responds more completely to the demands of professional photographers. With this background, the D4S was developed to embody Nikon’s response to the demands of professional photographers, upon which Nikon places great importance, with functions and performance that support shooting in even the most difficult environments, and are able to respond to a variety of subjects and situations, as well as various lighting conditions.

Upgraded features of the D4S include:

  • A new 16.23 image sensor specifically matched to the new EXPEED 4 image processor delivers stunning images that exhibit even greater sharpness and enhanced depth
  • Extendable ISO range from 50 to 409600 for unrivalled low light performance
  • Adoption of a new Group-area AF mode combined with an optimized algorithm used by the AF system allows for a faster, more accurate autofocus that is better able to acquire and track a subject
  • Support for the 1000BASE-T standard increases wired-LAN transmission speed and a small size option for RAW images (12-bit uncompressed) for improved and speedier workflow
  • An additional autofocus mode that enables smoother autofocusing and faster workflow during continuous shooting at 11fps
  • Increased accuracy of auto-white balance for clear colour reproduction, even when shooting under difficult artificial lighting
  • Improved video capabilities with Full (1080p) HD recording at 60p/50p/30p/25p

 

D4S Availability: 6th March 2014
Pricing: Please refer to local authorised resellers for local pricing

Fore More details: www.mynikonlife.com.au/d4s and Nikon D4S Announcement

 

Comparison Chart

Canon EOS-1D X Nikon D4 Nikon D4S
Sensor effective resolution 18.1-megapixel CMOS
14-bit
16.2MP CMOS
14-bit
16.2MP CMOS
14-bit
36 x 24mm 36 x 23.9mm 36 x 23.9mm
Focal-length multiplier 1.0x 1.0x 1.0x
OLPF Yes Yes Yes
ISO range ISO 50 (exp)/ 100 – ISO 51200/ 204800 (exp) ISO 50 (exp)/ISO 100 – ISO 12800/ISO 204800 (exp) ISO 50 (exp)/ISO 100 – ISO 25600/ISO 409600 (exp)
Burst shooting 12fps
(14fps JPEG, with fixed focus and exposure)
10fps
(11fps with fixed focus and exposure)
n/a
11fps
200 JPEG
VF Optical
100% coverage
0.76x
Optical
100% coverage
0.70x
Optical
100% coverage
0.70x
AF 61-pt High Density Reticular
n/a
21 center diagonal to f5.6
5 center to f2.8
20 outer to f4
51-point
5 cross type to f2.8
9 cross type to f8
(Multi-CAM 3500FX)
51-point
15 cross type to f5.6
9 cross-type to f8
(Multi-CAM 3500FX)
AF exposure range -2 – 20 EV -2 – 19 EV -2 – 19 EV
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync 1/8,000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync (1/8,000 FP sync) 1/8,000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync (1/8,000 FP sync)
Shutter durability 400,000 cycles 400,000 cycles 400,000 cycles
Metering 252-zone 100,000-pixel RGB 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Metering exposure range 0 – 20 EV -1 – 20 EV -1 – 20 EV
IS Optical Optical Optical
Best video H.264 QuickTime MOV
1080/30p/ 25p/24p; 720/60p/50p
H.264 QuickTime MOV 1080/30p/24p; 720/60p H.264 QuickTime MOV 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
Rated estimated max HD video length at best quality 29:59 minutes
(4GB)
20 minutes 20 minutes
Clean HDMI out No Yes
(8-bit 4:2:2)
Yes
(8-bit 4:2:2)
Audio Mono; mic input Mono; mic input; headphone jack Mono; mic input; headphone jack
LCD size 3.2 inches fixed
1.04 megadot
3.2 inches fixed
921,000 dots
3.2 inches fixed
921,000 dots
Memory slots 2 x CF (UDMA 7) 1 x CF (UDMA 7), 1 x XQD 1 x CF (UDMA 7), 1 x XQD
Wireless flash No No
(No on-camera flash)
No
(No on-camera flash)
Battery life n/a
(2,450mAh)
2,600 shots
(2,000mAh)
3,020 shots
(3,900mAh)
Wireless connectivity Via optional WFT-E6A transmitter ($599) Via optional WT-5A/4A transmitters
($877; $1,000)
Via optional WT-5A/4A transmitters
($877; $1,000)
Wired connectivity Gigabit Ethernet; USB 2.0 100Base-T Ethernet; USB 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet; USB 2.0
Size (inches, WHD) 6.4 x 6.2 x 3.3 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6
Body operating weight (ounces) 54 (est) 48.3 43 (est)
Mfr. price $6,799.00 (body only) $5,999.95 (body only) $6,499.95 (body only)
Ship date March 2012 January 2012 March 2014

 

Sample Pictures

1/4000sec, f/5.6, 800mm, ISO 500, with AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR

1/4000sec, f/5.6, 800mm, ISO 500, with AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, View full sized image here

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1/2000sec, f/4, 600mm, ISO 200, with AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR, View full size image here

1/3200sec, f/10, 800mm, ISO 1000, with AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, View full size image here

1/3200sec, f/10, 800mm, ISO 1000, with AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, View full size image here

1/1600sec, f/7.1, 800mm, ISO 1000, with AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, View full size image here

1/1600sec, f/7.1, 800mm, ISO 1000, with AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, View full size image here

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