After being spotted at the Olympics, teased at trade shows, and rumored to be revealed for months on end, the D4s has finally been officially announced by Nikon, bringing with it marginal, but important updates over its predecessor, the D4.
All buff. No fluff.
For starters, the D4s packs an improved 16.2 MP Full-Frame sensor paired with the new EXPEED 4 imaging processor which grants even better low-light performance over its class-leading predecessor, pushing ISO capabilities up to an insane 409,600 (Hi-4). Nikon also claims the EXPEED 4 uses a new signal to noise algorithms, resulting in more noise reduction at higher ISOs while holding on to color fidelity and image clarity.
The D4s can also (finally) shoot uncompressed 1080/60p video along with revamped autofocusing system for both stills and motion, which Nikon claims is much faster and more accurate. Moreover, the D4’s successor has an improved battery life, capable of capturing 3,020 single shots, or 5,960 images in “continuous mode,” and for all our time-lapse aficionados, a new mode now allows for up to 9,999 images to be taken in succession with smoother exposure transitions.
Nikon claims the D4s will be the “mother of all time-lapse machines.”
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The D4s will be available on March 6th for $6,499.95 – nearly $500 more than the D4.
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