Nikon D4S

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Nikon D4S
Nikon D4S Front DS7 4250 PK.jpg
Overview
Maker Nikon
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Lens
Lens mount Nikon F-mount
Lens Interchangeable
Sensor/Medium
Sensor 36.0 mm × 23.9 mm, Nikon FX format[1]
Image sensor type CMOS
Maximum resolution 4928 × 3280 pixels
(16.2 megapixels)
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
Focusing
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/Metering
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
Flash External
Flash bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Shutter
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range 30 to 1/8000 second and bulb
Continuous shooting 11 frame/s
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical-type fixed eye level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification
Image Processing
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
General
Rear LCD monitor 3.2-inch diagonal, (921,000 dots), TFT VGA[1]
Battery Li-Ion EN-EL18a (2,500 mAh)
Dimensions 160×157×91 mm (6.3×6.2×3.6 in)[2]
Weight 1,180 g (42 oz)
Made in Japan

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.[3] 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.[4][5] 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).[6]

In May 2014, the D4S received a Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) 2014 Award in the category of "Best Digital SLR Professional".[7][8] In August 2014, the D4S received a European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) award in the category "European Professional DSLR Camera 2014-2015".[9]

The D4S was superseded by the Nikon D5, announced on January 5, 2016.

The D4S was discontinued in December 2016.

Features[edit]

While the D4S retains many features of the Nikon D4, it offers the following new features and improvements:[5][3]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lowensohn, Josh. "Nikon's fastest DSLR gets faster with the D4S in March". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. ^ Grunin, Lori. "Nikon D4S hits ISO 409600, 11fps". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Digital SLR Camera Nikon D4S". Nikon Corporation. January 25, 2014. Archived from the original on August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Cade, DL (24 February 2014). "Nikon Finally Pulls Back the Curtain on the D4s: A Less Noisy, Faster Version of the D4". PetaPixel. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b Britton, Barney (February 25, 2014). "Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  6. ^ Mat Smith (February 24, 2014). "Nikon's new D4S DSLR improves speed and focusing, adds ISO settings up to 409,600". Engadget.
  7. ^ "Best Digital SLR Professional: Nikon D4S". Technical Image Press Association. 2014. Archived from the original on August 9, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Nikon receives 4 TIPA Awards 2014". Nikon. May 9, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2014-2015 - Nikon D4s". European Imaging and Sound Association. 2014. Archived from the original on August 29, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2014.

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