Nikon D4s overview
Nikon D4s is Nikon's Pro DSLR camera first revealed on February of 2014. It uses a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a peak resolution of 4928 x 3280.
The D4s is placed #6 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras and all round #113 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can try out our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your custom factors.
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Nikon D4s family
The Nikon D4s comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can view all past and current models along with main specs.
Nikon D4s Gallery
You can view the D4s from various angles in the gallery here.
Nikon D4s Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon D4s based on factors which are typically seen as crucial in a camera.
Nikon D4s Sensor information
The Nikon D4s is powered by the Expeed 4 chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Nikon D4s is 36mm x 23.9mm (Full frame). The 860 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4928 x 3280 pixels with aspect ratios of 5:4 and 3:2.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. The ISO can also be widened digitally to 50 to 409600. RAW files are saved therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the D4s's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The D4s sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is displayed in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon D4s dimensions
Nikon D4s is 2.98 pounds (1,350 gr / 47.62 oz) and features exterior size of 160mm x 157mm x 91mm (6.3" x 6.2" x 3.6"). The weight of general Pro DSLR camera is 1,280 gr and the Nikon D4s is very similar compared with other rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Down below is a shot of the Nikon D4s with a softdrink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the D4s.
Nikon D4s Lens information
The D4s fits the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses to choose from. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the D4s.
Nikon D4s Connectivity
The D4s has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and sometimes change camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Nikon D4s Video information
The highest video resolution on the Nikon D4s is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance in quality vs file size but FULL HD will not give you much room to downsample. The camera does feature both headphone and microphone jack making it pretty useful while capturing audio.
Nikon D4s Weather Sealing
Nikon D4s has got weather sealing making it a good candidate to use in tricky conditions. This can be particularly valuable in case you are unsure about the elements you might face in outdoor photography.
Nikon D4s Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon D4s houses a 3.2 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support. The D4s also comes with a Top display so it’s possible to quickly view your settings.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Nikon D4s are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x
Viewfinders are very useful in sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Nikon D4s Shutter information
Nikon D4s continuous shooting rate is 11.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Nikon D4s Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon D4s has got external flash ability but is lacking integrated flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Nikon D4s Autofocus information
Nikon D4s has got both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detect which makes it useful for people photography.
It boasts 51 focus points to pick from. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Nikon D4s includes manual focus in case it is required in low light conditions or you require more accurate focus control.
Nikon D4s Battery life
The battery power (EN-EL18a) on the Nikon D4s is designed to last for 3020 images according to the CIPA specifications which is higher than standard when compared to its class. The typical Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X features the highest (4400) battery life in this kind of cameras.
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Nikon D4s for specific types of photography
The following graph gives a summation of the Nikon D4s for specific types of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Nikon D4s Portrait photography factors
The Nikon D4s has a points tally of 79 which is exceptional, meaning that it is a tremendous choice to use for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files & flexibility to utilize external flash.
Nikon D4s Street photography info
Having a moderate rating of 59, the Nikon D4s is reasonably suited to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon D4s Sports photography advice
A exceptional sports photography score of 76 indicates the Nikon D4s is a terrific pick for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have great focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon D4s Travel photography details
Portability is pretty crucial in selecting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Nikon D4s gets a nice 63 for a travel camera which makes it a fine choice to buy for your trips.
Nikon D4s Landscape photography advice
If you find yourself planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon D4s with it's brilliant score of 76 as a landscape camera is a excellent choice compared to it's competitors.
Nikon D4s as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating display, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon D4s is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a horrible score of 28.
Nikon D4s Alternatives
If you want replacements to the D4s, below is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall within the category of Pro DSLR.
The chart here will give you an overview of the D4s versus it's top scored competitors shown earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might check out as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.