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Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A

Portability
50
Imaging
64
Features
84
Overall
72
Nikon D4s front
 
Nikon D810A front
Portability
55
Imaging
75
Features
80
Overall
77

Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A Key Specs

Nikon D4s
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 409600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1350g - 160 x 157 x 91mm
  • Announced February 2014
  • Superseded the Nikon D4
  • Successor is Nikon D5
Nikon D810A
(Full Review)
  • 36MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Raise to 51200)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 880g - 146 x 123 x 82mm
  • Revealed February 2015
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Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A Overview

Below, we are contrasting the Nikon D4s and Nikon D810A, former is a Pro DSLR while the other is a Advanced DSLR and both are manufactured by Nikon. There is a noticeable difference between the resolutions of the D4s (16MP) and D810A (36MP) but they come with the exact same sensor measurements (Full frame).

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The D4s was announced 11 months before the D810A and they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Nikon D4s being a Large SLR camera and the Nikon D810A being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before delving through a in depth comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the D4s matches up versus the D810A with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D4s over the Nikon D810A

 D4s D810A 

Reasons to pick Nikon D810A over the Nikon D4s

 D810A D4s 
RevealedFebruary 2015February 2014Newer by 11 months
Display resolution1229k921kCrisper display (+308k dot)

Common features in the Nikon D4s and Nikon D810A

 D4s D810A 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3.2"3.2"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to travel with your camera, you are going to need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Nikon D4s features outer measurements of 160mm x 157mm x 91mm (6.3" x 6.2" x 3.6") and a weight of 1350 grams (2.98 lbs) while the Nikon D810A has measurements of 146mm x 123mm x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2") and a weight of 880 grams (1.94 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you use during that time. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the D4s and the D810A.

Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the D4s and D810A is 50 and 55 respectively.

Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A top view buttons comparison

Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be difficult to envision the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reading specs. The picture below will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the D4s and D810A.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon D810A to deliver greater detail with its extra 20 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop pics much more aggressively. The more aged D4s is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A sensor size comparison

Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D4s Portrait photography advice
Nikon D810A Portrait photography advice
78
manual focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
offers face detect focus
saves RAW formats
85
focusing manually
MP count fantastic (36 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes face detect focusing
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D4s as a Street photography camera
Nikon D810A as a Street photography camera
58
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
good ISO range (25,600)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
60
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW files
environment proof
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D4s Sports photography highlights
Nikon D810A Sports photography highlights
75
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
weather sealing
better than average battery (3,020 shots)
supports phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
76
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
MP count fantastic (36MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes tracking focus
environment proof
great battery (1,200 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect AF
low frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D4s Travel photography features
Nikon D810A Travel photography features
62
better than average battery (3,020 CIPA)
weather sealing
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
69
great battery (1,200 per charge)
environment proof
MP count fantastic (36MP)
built-in flash
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D4s Landscape photography info
Nikon D810A Landscape photography info
76
manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is decent (3.2 inches)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
better than average battery (3,020 CIPA)
has dual storage slots
no image stabilization
80
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sized screen (3.2 inch)
MP count fantastic (36 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW files
environment proof
great battery (1,200 CIPA)
has double storage slots
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D4s Vlogging info
Nikon D810A Vlogging info
28
offers face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with microphone jack
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
30
includes face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes microphone port
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
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Nikon D4s vs Nikon D810A Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D4s and Nikon D810A
 Nikon D4sNikon D810A
General Information
Company Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D4s Nikon D810A
Class Pro DSLR Advanced DSLR
Announced 2014-02-24 2015-02-10
Body design Large SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 4 EXPEED 4
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 36 x 23.9mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 860.4mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 36 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 5:4 and 3:2 5:4 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4928 x 3280 7360 x 4912
Highest native ISO 25600 12800
Highest boosted ISO 409600 51200
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW images
Min boosted ISO 50 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 51 51
Cross focus points 15 15
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon F Nikon F
Available lenses 309 309
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3.2 inch 3.2 inch
Resolution of display 921 thousand dot 1,229 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT LCD with brightness and color adjustment -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed 11.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto FP high-speed sync, front-curtain, rear-curtain, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Optional Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 1350 grams (2.98 lb) 880 grams (1.94 lb)
Dimensions 160 x 157 x 91mm (6.3" x 6.2" x 3.6") 146 x 123 x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 89 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 24.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 13.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 3074 not tested
Other
Battery life 3020 shots 1200 shots
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL18a EN-EL15
Self timer Yes (2-20 seconds, 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds) Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs for up to 9 shots)
Time lapse recording
Storage media CompactFlash, XQD SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)
Storage slots Dual Dual
Retail pricing $6,498 $3,800