Nikon announce the D4S

Nikon have today formally announced the full details of the long awaited D4S

Designed with absolutely no compromises in mind, The ultimate imaging machine has advanced. Built to keep you ahead of your game, everything about the D4S powers exceptional images at exceptional speed.
An expanded ISO range of up to ISO 409,600 and EXPEED 4 image processing take low light photography to another level, making the camera a master of the dark as well as the light.

Advances to AF performance offer improved acquisition and tracking at 11 fps, plus finer control over the AF area with the new Group Area AF mode.
Nikon’s RAW Size S file format allows accelerated image transfer onto networks, and a Gigabit 100/1000TX Ethernet port enables ultra-fast connection.

Available to buy from 6th March, RRP £5199 body only

Key Features
16.2-MP FX-format sensor The D4S’s revamped sensor offers the ultimate image quality. Boasts fast channel readout, wide dynamic range, and clean performance at high sensitivities.
ISO range expandable to 50-409,600 Shoot crisper, cleaner, better-defined images at high ISOs. An expanded ISO range of 100–25600 is extendable up to an industry-leading 409600 (equivalent).
11 FPS with AF The D4S offers improved acquisition and tracking performance. Fires at a blazing 11 fps in FX format with AE/AF superior to its predecessor (the D4).
Superb image rendering and ISO performance on EXPEED 4 Boosts the camera’s overall performance to a whole new level. Vastly improves image rendering and ISO performance, and allows higher frame rates when shooting movies.
D-Movie Record Full HD (1080p) movies at 50p/60p. Access the ISO range from ISO 200-409,600(equivalent)  while filming and control shutter speed, aperture, and audio levels.
51-point AF system The D4S takes the class-leading accuracy of the D4 and advances it further. The Multi-CAM 3500FX  system is configurable in 9-point, 21-point, and 51-point coverage settings and sensitive down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F). Advancements include improved lock-on, expanded ‘store by orientation’, and options for AF mode restrictions.
Group Area AF Track fast-moving subjects over long distances with phenomenal precision. Group Area AF mode constantly monitors five different AF fields, offering improved acquisition and background isolation when shooting subjects that are comparatively small and close to a high-contrast or distracting background. The five-point AF area can be shifted across the 51-point array as composition demands.
Colour adjustable monitor Push the colour balance and brightness in any direction to suit your personal workflow preference. The anti-reflective 8.0 cm (3.2-in.), 921k-dot LCD monitor also offers auto brightness control.
Refined ergonomics Nikon has honed subtle details that make all the difference to handling when shooting on assignment. Changes include improved button layout and re-shaped control buttons to improve operation in damp conditions, as well as re-contoured thumb and middle finger rests and a smoother grip.
Fast durable shutter When milliseconds matter, the D4S’s 42 ms shutter lag can gain you the critical edge. The Kevlar/carbon fibre–composite shutter unit boasts a standard life cycle rating of 400,000 releases and a shutter speed of 1/8000 to 30 s, with flash synchronization at up to 1/250 s.
Stable viewfinder shooting A new shutter and mirror mechanism delivers a stable viewfinder image during high-speed shooting. Image shake caused by mirror movement is effectively reduced with minimal viewfinder blackout.
Fast track Built for speed, the D4S implements Gigabit 100/1000TX Ethernet port and offers a new RAW Size S option for extended continuous raw shooting and accelerated image transfer, plus compatibility with Nikon’s fast WT5 Wireless Transmitter.
Multi-area D-Movie For moviemaking in diverse conditions, D-Movie offers broadcast-quality video in multiple frame formats. The D4S records Full HD (1080p) movies in FX and DX formats at 50p/60p frame rates. It offers three sensor crop formats: FX, DX, and native crop (approximately 2.7x) as well as clean HDMI out.
Moviemaking freedom Operational enhancements allow more control over footage while recording. You can set sensitivity and select maximum ISO in M mode, and select the sensor crop format, control power aperture, and fix shutter speed. Nikon’s 3D noise reduction reduces random noise, distortion, and noise flicker when filming at high sensitivities.
HDMI out The D4S offers uncompressed full-resolution HDMI output to external devices. You can simultaneously record full resolution HD movies in-camera and with an external recorder via HDMI, and an HDMI cable clip is provided with the camera for a secure connection.
High-fidelity audio control With more options for audio control, the D4S offers improved sound recording. A stereo microphone input and an audio out let you fine tune audio levels in isolation both before and during recording. You can select the sound range (wide/voice), and wind noise can be reduced when recording with the built-in microphone.
3D Colour Matrix Metering III Offers stable exposure control through the 91k pixel AE sensor. With selectable full-time face recognition function and smoother exposure alteration for improved results when shooting stills, movies, and time-lapse photography.
Picture Controls The colour rendering and tone curve have been refined for enhanced definition and additional depth in stills and movies. Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing by enabling customisation of image parameters before capture, as well as complete control over sharpening, contrast, brightness, hue, and saturation in various colour modes.
New High-capacity battery New battery EN-EL18a Ultra-compact and lightweight lithium-ion rechargeable battery with a capacity of 2500 mAh (10.8 V).
Versatile dual storage media Dual card slots, one for high-speed CF (UDMA 7) cards, and one for high-speed, high-capacity XQD cards.

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