Nikon D4S

Raise your sights to the professional D4S

Overview

Features List

16.2 Megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor
Extendable ISO coverage from 100 to 409,600
11 fps
91k pixel RGB sensor
51-point AF with Group-area AF mode
Full HD 1080/60p video recording

Whether you’re on assignment or perfecting your multi-media art, the D4S delivers the ultimate in professional quality results. An expanded ISO range and powerful EXPEED 4 image processing allow superb images and broadcast quality video in the most challenging lighting, while advances to AF performance give you precise tracking control over fast moving subjects. Capture once-in-a-lifetime moments in stunning detail thanks to the FX-format CMOS image sensor with 16.2 Megapixels. All packaged in a rugged, new ergonomic design that looks and feels the business.

Exceptional image quality

The Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor incorporates 16.2 Megapixels for exquisite image depth and clarity. Designed to collect maximum light, it allows you to create superior quality images and videos, in diverse conditions. The ISO range of 100 to 25,600 extends to an industry-leading 409,600 so even under extreme lighting conditions performance remains assured and effortless.

Nikon Digital SLR D4S

Take your performance to a whole new level

Responding to the demands of professional photographers, the powerful EXPEED 4 image processor delivers unprecedented speed and precision, while the advanced 51-point AF system on the D4S offers improved acquisition and allows precise tracking and shooting accuracy. Capture up to 11 fps with full AE/AF performance or use the new Group Area AF mode for tracking fast-moving subjects over long distances.

EXPEED 4 image processor and 51-point AF System

Unleash your creativity

Simultaneously record full-resolution HD movies in-camera and with an external recorder via HDMI. Enjoy outstanding results with Full (1080p) HD video recording at up to 60p, accessing an ISO range from 200 upwards. In diverse locations, multi-area D-Movie creates broadcast-quality video in multiple-frame formats, while high fidelity audio completes the picture. With uncompressed HDMI output to external devices, the D4S gives you the opportunity to shoot interviews, performances or sports events over a longer time frame.

Full (1080p) HD video recording and HDMI output

Take on the toughest locations

The D4S comes with a strong, weather-sealed magnesium alloy body for peak performance in the most demanding environments. Controls are intuitively laid out, with an added thumb and finger grip for extra security, while illuminated buttons are perfect for night shoots.

Strong, weather-sealed magnesium alloy body

Anti-reflective 8.0 cm LCD monitor

The 8.0 cm (3.2-inch) approx. 921-k dot wide-viewing angle TFT LCD monitor features protective anti-reflective glass, allowing beautiful crisp playback and filming. The D4S is also equipped with a function that allows you to customise colours and brightness to suit your individual preferences.

8.0 cm (3.2-inch) approx. 921-k dot wide-viewing angle TFT LCD monitor

3D Colour Matrix & Spot White Balance Metering

Even in challenging lighting conditions, the D4S helps you achieve more accurate exposure and optimum colour results. Enhance your stills, videos and time-lapse photography with 3D Colour Matrix Metering, offering stable exposure control through the 91k pixel AE sensor. Choose from a variety of Spot White Balance settings to achieve the precise look, feel and mood you want on a selected focus point.

3D Colour Matrix & Spot White Balance Metering

Awards

Nikon D4S receives EISA European Professional DSLR Camera 2014-2015 Award

Nikon D4S receives EISA European Professional DSLR Camera 2014-2015 Award

Nikon Australia is proud to announce that the Nikon D4S has been honoured with the European Professional DSLR Camera 2014-2015 award by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).

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Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards 2014: ‘Best DSLR Professional: Nikon D4S

Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards 2014: ‘Best DSLR Professional: Nikon D4S

Nikon is pleased to announce that four of its products were honoured in the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards 2014, with the titles of ‘Best DSLR Entry-level’, ‘Best DSLR Professional’, ‘Best Rugged Camera’ and ‘Best Premium Camera’.

TIPA Awards are independently voted each year by 29 photographic magazines, from 16 countries across five continents. The jury’s decision factors on innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease of use as well as price/performance ratio, in determining the winner of each category.

This year, TIPA has recognised the Nikon D4S the title of ‘Best DSLR Professional’.

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Fast track your images

Nikon WT-5 Wireless Transmitter (optional)

WT-5 Wireless Transmitter (optional)

Be first to get your photos to print. Attach the WT-5 Wireless Transmitter directly to your D4S to control your camera remotely and securely and quickly transfer files onto networks. HTTP Mode lets you use the web browser on your iPhone® and/or iPad®* to operate camera controls or begin Live View shooting, including starting and stopping HD video and more. Image Transmission Mode means you can speedily transmit images to an FTP server or computer.

* iPhone® and iPad® are are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Professional lighting performance

Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight (optional)

SB-910 AF Speedlight (optional)

See unparalleled results in the field or studio with the versatile Speedlight engineered for your Nikon D4S. A variety of advanced functions, including intelligent through-the-lens (i-TTL) metering, manage the light dynamically, with three illumination patterns – ‘standard’, ‘center-weighted’ and ‘even’ to match each shooting environment. Choose from hot shoe mounting, remote unit or wireless Commander.

Complete control at your fingertips

Nikon WR-R10 / WR-T10 / WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter Set (optional)

WR-R10 / WR-T10 / WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter Set (optional)

The WR-R10 / WR-T10 / WR-A10 Wireless Remote Controller units work harmoniously to control the shutter release on the D4S. Use the WR-T10 to remotely release the shutter on multiple Nikon D-SLR cameras with the WR-R10 unit attached, at distances up to 20 metres. Ideal for slower shutter speeds to prevent blur and movement.

Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon FX format
Effective pixels 16.2 million
Image sensor 36.0 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 16.6 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) FX (36×24) image area: 4928 x 3280 (L), 3696 x 2456 (M), 2464 x 1640 (S)
1.2x (30×20) image area: 4096 x 2720 (L), 3072 x 2040 (M), 2048 x 1360 (S)
DX (24×16) image area: 3200 x 2128 (L), 2400 x 1592 (M), 1600 x 1064 (S)
5 : 4 (30×24) image area: 4096 x 3280 (L), 3072 x 2456 (M), 2048 x 1640 (S)
FX-format photographs taken in movie live view (16:9): 4928 x 2768 (L), 3696 x 2072 (M), 2464 x 1384 (S)
DX-format photographs taken in movie live view (16:9): 3200 x 1792 (L), 2400 x 1344 (M), 1600 x 896 (S)
FX-format photographs taken in movie live view (3:2): 4928 x 3280 (L), 3696 x 2456 (M), 2464 x 1640 (S)
DX-format photographs taken in movie live view (3:2): 3200 x 2128 (L), 2400 x 1592 (M), 1600 x 1064 (S)Note: A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24×16) 1.5x image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.
File format NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; small size available (12-bit uncompressed only)
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media XQD and Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
Dual card slots Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
1.2x (30×20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
5:4 (30×24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 – +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24×16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used.The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/8000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower
Release mode S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Approximate frame advance rate Up to 10 fps (CL) or 10-11 fps (CH)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Exposure metering TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 91K (91,000) pixels
Metering method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle)
Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: -1 – +20 EV
Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
Exposure mode Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Exposure bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV; 2-5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
Flash bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV; 2-5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
White balance bracketing 2-9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with the center of the sub-selector
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 – 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, or 4 EV (ISO 409600 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high +2/+1, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Autofocus Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors)
Detection range -2 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 51- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 91K (91,000) pixels is available with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation -3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash, and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400 and SB-300; Flash Color Information.
Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K-10000 K), all with fine-tuning.
Live View modes Live view photography (quiet or silent), movie live view
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080; 60 p (progressive), 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, 24 p
1920 x 1080 crop; 30 p, 25 p, 24 p
1280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p
640 x 424; 30 p, 25 p Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; all options support both high and normal image quality
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 200 to Hi 4) with selectable upper limit
Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 200 to Hi 4) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 200 to 25600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, or 4 EV (ISO 409600 equivalent) above ISO 25600
Other operations Index marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, manual monitor brightness control, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, voice memo input and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional remote control, optional WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controller, GP-1/GP-1A GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Ethernet RJ-45 connector
– Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)/IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX)/IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)
– Data rates: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detect (maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ)
– Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTO-MDIX)
Peripheral connector For WT-5
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL18a battery
AC adapter EH-6b AC adapter; requires EP-6 power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 160 x 156.5 x 90.5 mm (6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.)
Weight Approx. 1350 g (2 lb. 15.6 oz.) with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1180 g/2 lb. 9.6 oz. (camera body only)
Temperature 0 °C-40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BF-1B body cap, BS-2 accessory shoe cover, EN-EL18a rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-26a battery charger with power cable and two contact protectors, USB cable clip, HDMI cable clip, UF-2 connector cover for stereo mini plug cable, UC-E15 USB cable, AN-DC11 strap, ViewNX 2 CD
note Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).

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