Nikon introduces beefed-up flagship Nikon D4S: Shipping in two weeks

Nikon D4S DSLR CameraNikon has provided an impressive “mid-life kicker” for its Nikon D4 flagship DSLR. Everything except the 16.2MP resolution has been upgraded in the Nikon D4S – new AF, new sensor, 11 fps for starters. You can read my thoughts on the camera and its specs in my post for Extremetech. The camera is available for pre-order at B&H for $6500, shipping March 6. I’ve posted the full specs below:


Nikon D4S Specs:

Imaging:

Lens Mount
Nikon F

Camera Format
Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)

Pixels
Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16.2 Megapixel

Max Resolution
16.2MP: 4928 x 3280

Aspect Ratio
3:2, 4:5, 16:9

Sensor Type / Size
CMOS, 36.0 x 23.9 mm

File Formats
Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM

Bit Depth
14-bit

Dust Reduction System
Yes

Memory Card Type
CompactFlash
XQD

Focus Control

Focus Type
Auto & Manual

Focus Mode
Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M) , Single-servo AF (S)

Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 51

Viewfinder/Display

Viewfinder Type
Pentaprism

Viewfinder Eye Point
18.00 mm

Viewfinder Coverage
100%

Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.70x

Diopter Adjustment
- 3 to +1 m

Display Screen
3.2" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)

Screen Coverage
100%

Diagonal Angle of View
170.0°

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity
100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-409600)

Shutter
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 sec, Bulb Mode

Remote Control
MC-37, 36A, 30A, 25A, 23A, 22A, 21A, DC2, ML-3, WR-T10, 10, A10, 1, (Optional)

Mirror Lock-Up
Yes

Metering Method
3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering

Exposure Modes
Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV -1.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)

White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade

Flash

Flash Modes
1st Curtain Sync
Hi-Speed Sync
Off
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction

Max Sync Speed
1 / 250 sec

Flash Compensation
-3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System
iTTL

External Flash Connection
Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

AV Recording

Video Recording
Yes, NTSC/PAL

File Size
1920 x 1080p (Full HD)

Aspect Ratio
16:9

Frame Rate
@ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
@ 640 x 424: 30 fps, 25 fps

Exposure Control
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Auto: ISO

ISO Sensitivity
Auto/Manual, 200 - 25600, Expandable to 409600

Focus
Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto

Video Clip Length
1920 x 1080
29 min. 59 sec.

Audio Recording
Built-in Mic: With Video + Voice Memo, Mono
Optional External Mic: With Video + Voice Memo, Stereo

Performance

Continuous Shooting
Up to 11 fps

Self Timer
2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec

Interval Recording
Yes

Connectivity
1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), NIkon 10-Pin, USB 2.0, X-Sync Socket

Wi-Fi Capable
Yes (with Optional Transmitter)

Power

Battery
1x EN-EL18a  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 10.8VDC, 2500mAh

AC Power Adapter
EH-6b (Optional)

Operating/Storage Temperature
Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%

Physical

Dimensions (WxHxD)
6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6" / 160.0 x 156.5 x 90.5 mm

Weight
2.65 lb / 1.20 kg

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