The evolution of a masterpiece.
The course of modern imaging has been forged by the talent and ingenuity of working professionals, but also by the introduction of a few cameras soinnovative and forward-thinking, they redefined what's possible. The Nikon D4 has been such a camera. And now D4S proves that a great thing really can getbetter, with remarkable enhancements throughout the entire workflow, dazzling new levels of speed, performance, ISO sensitivity and, of course, thesuperior image quality of a Nikon camera.
Enhancements through the entire workflow
How do you make a revolutionary camera better? Improve its speed, precision and efficiency without sacrificing the features that make it exceptional. D4Sbuilds on the success of D4 with 30% faster image processing and substantial energy savings-capture up to 3,020* stills on a single charge-an extendedstandard ISO range (100-25,600) with enhanced noise reduction, and improved tonal range and smoother gradations. Shoot 11 fps for approx. 200 shots at fullresolution with AE and AF functionality. For faster initial subject capture, use five AF sensors as a single focus point with the new Group Area AFsetting. Transfer files 10x faster than the D4 with new 1000 Base-T (Gigabit) wired LAN, and increase that speed further by shooting a new smaller RAW SIZES format. Perform at your peak-D4S will keep up.
Stunning views of decisive moments
Like its predecessor, the D4, the D4S delivers a level of image quality that elevates the power of any story. An improved 16.2MP FX-format CMOS imagesensor is paired with Nikon's spectacular new image-processing engine, EXPEED 4, for truly phenomenal speed and performance in the field. The combinationachieves outstanding ISO sensitivity, faithful, vibrant color, natural depth, subtle nuanced tones from pitch black to snow white and smoother gradationsin both stills and videos. Nikon's proven 51-point AF system and 3D Color Matrix metering III with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor provide fast, accurateautofocus and metering. Enhanced Picture Control tone curves deliver more depth and cl earer color rendition in "Standard" mode. For viewfinder shooting, anew custom setting lets you toggle Face Detection on and off as the situation requires for improved exposure bias around your subjects. You can evenmeasure White Balance against any point in the frame.
Noise-free shooting from ISO 100 to 25,600
Photographers go where their assignments take them, and this often means working in the high-contrast glare of the midday sun, the low-light at dawn or thepoorly illuminated interiors of a sporting venue. Nikon flagship D-SLRs have long been recognized by professionals for their clean performance at high ISOsettings, and D4S takes that performance to the next level. With a specially designed 16.2MP FX-format CMOS image sensor engineered to collect more lightand render higher image quality plus the power of EXPEED 4, you can shoot sharp photos from ISO 100 all the way up to 25,600. The ISO range can be extendedto a mind-boggling ISO 409,600 equivalent at Hi 4 for overcoming the most challenging lighting conditions. Enjoy great flexibility in your approach tofulfilling challenging assignments.
Following is a Comparison of the features which Nikon has upgraded in the New D4S Camera Versus the Original D4
Image Processing Engine D4S: EXPEED 4 30% faster Increased number of shots Higher video quality at high ISO Supports 1080 60p More shots per charge
(D4 Processing Engine EXPEED 3)
ISO Sensitivity Range: 100 to 25,600 Lo1 (ISO 50) to Hi4 (ISO 409,600)
(D4 Range is 100-12,800 ISO)
RAW SIZE S: 12-bit uncompressed
Advanced Scene Recognition System: Group Area AF added
Face Priority analysis for viewfinder shooting: On/Off possible with custom setting
(D4 Alway On)
Spot White Balance when using Live View
Preset White Balance: 1-6 possible
1-3 is possible
Group Area AF: Yes
Frame Size and Frame Rate:1920 x 1080 60/50/30/25/24p
(D4 is 1920 x 1080 30/25/24p)
ISO Auto Control for Manual Exposure
Simultaneous recording to memory card and external recorder
Selectable audio frequency range: Yes Wide/Voice
Audio adjusted during video recording; Yes
Wired LAN: 1000 Base T Support
(D4 100 Base T Support)
Shape of a grip and details at backside (body form and controls) have been re-designed
continuous shooting for up to approx. 200 shots (JPEG fine L), approx. 133 shots (12-bit, lossless co mpressed RAW), approx. 176 shots (12-bit,compressed RAW), or approx. 104 shots (14-bit, compressed RAW)
(D4 continuous shooting for up to approx. 170 shots (JPEG fine L), approx. 92 shots (12-bit, lossless compressed RAW), approx. 92 shots (12- bit,compressed RAW), or approx. 76 shots (14-bit, compressed RAW)
Change Focus point size in Live View Movie: Yes
Fine tune LCD color
Full aperture metering during Live View for stills
Live View - Image Area: Can be selected while in Live View for stills and movies
Interval timer / Time lapse movie: Increased to 9999
(D4 Up to 999 possible)
Battery: EN-EL18A Approx. 3,020 shots
(D4 Approx. 2,600 shots)
Time-lapse Interval Timers Exposure Smoothening: Yes