Hot! Nikon Releases the Nikon D4s

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Nikon rolls out a new version of the Nikon D4 called the Nikon D4s – which surprisingly is already available for pre-order at Adorama at $6,496.95. It should be available on March 6th.

Very similar in some respects to the Nikon D4, the D4s will be 16.2MP with a full frame sensor and will have a new Expeed 4 processor which they say will be much faster.

Plus, we'll have a full 1080p 60fps in video! Ok, the Canon EOS 1D C does that so they're both about the same price so maybe those wanting less expensive cameras are still going to be disappointed (unless you get the Panasonic GH4).

And tho Canon still doesn't include a time-lapse function, the Nikon D4s will have the ability to create a 9,999 image timelapse right out of the camera.

Plus, there's an LCD color adjustment – so I've always complained about the color on the LCD on the Nikons, and now you can change it!

Here are the main highlights:

  • It includes dual card slots (one CF and one XQD)
  • 11fps stills mode
  • five autofocus sensors that can act as a group.
  • Brand new 16.2-megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor
  • 51-point AF system with improved focusing algorithm
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100-25,600, expandable to 409,600 (Hi-4)
  • 91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system
  • New Raw Size S – lower resolution (2464 x 1640) RAW files
  • Flash sync: 1/250th second
  • 1920 x 1080 60p full HD video
  • Uncompressed 60p HDMI video out
  • Simultaneous video recording (video out + memory card)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Base-T LAN) interface

Still feels like an incremental change and not something revolutionary right?

More details are included in the charts below.

Nikon D4S

Nikon D4S (Back)

Nikon D4S (Back)

Nikon D4S (Front)

Nikon D4S (Front)

Nikon D4S (Front)

Nikon D4S (Front)

Nikon D4S (Top)

Nikon D4S (Top)

Nikon D4S and Nikon D4 Comparison Sheet

D4s vs D4 Comparison chart 1

D4s vs D4 Comparison chart 2

D4s vs D4 Comparison chart 3

(cover photo credit: snap from Adorama)


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