In 2012, Nikon introduced their flagship SLR D4. While Nikon D4 has all the features that a great professional camera should possess. Nikon felt that the market was indeed all set for a change. In 2014, Nikon introduced D4s that resembles its predecessor D4 in almost all aspects whether specs or price. The reason for this strong resemblance is not founded- A good majority of changes were made inside the magnesium alloy body of D4s. As a result, most of the changes are unnoticed. Let us now look into the specifications and price of Nikon D4S.
To begin with, Nikon D4S has a newly designed 16.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a fully functioning Expeed 4 processing engine. Thanks to this promising combination of CMOS sensor which is as big as 35mm film and processing engine complemented with a native ISO100-25, the 51 point autofocus system intelligently adjusts the camera lens to focus on the subject while changing orientation. As far as the rattling off shots is concerned, D4s is capable of doing that with ease at 11 frames per second. You are at liberty to record full quality HD movies at 1080p, and the top movie resolution is pitched at 42 Mbps.
To be upfront, Nikon D4S is a big and heavy camera. It weighs an estimated 2.7 pounds and measures 6.2 × 6.3 × 3.6 inches. Its entire chassis is made up of magnesium alloy and hence, it offers superior protection against dust and moisture. Unlike D750, Nikon D4S doesn’t include any on-board flash. Nikon D4S is a treat to movie aficionados and sports photographers. It goes without saying that it is entirely manageable, and the grip is comforting enough.
Nikon D4S has many physical controls. Right from the depth of field preview to functional controls, Nikon D4S has various controls systematically placed at different positions. On the top, there is a dedicated dial that lets you adjust the drive mode. There are bracketing options and a metering pattern to the left of the optical viewfinder. There are a few controls that help you to shoot video in manual mode and subsequently select a suitable audio frequency range.
Thanks to WT-5 wireless transmitter, Nikon D4S is capable of triggering remote cameras and multiple cameras all with just a gentle press of the shutter. The processor of Nikon D4S is 30% faster than its predecessor Nikon D4.
The image processing speed is improved and this is evident from the fact that the sensitivity of D4s is ISO 100-25,600. And yes, the latest Hi4 extended mode offers ISO 409600. This feature of Nikon D4S is incredible at this price.
It is noteworthy to mention that the EN-EL 18a battery life of D4s extends to as many as 3020 shots. It is way better than its predecessor D4 that caters to just 2600 shots.