It looks like Nikon is about to unveil its updated version of the D4 at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK this upcoming March, but with slightly unexpected specs. According to an Adorama page just taken down, there are a few rumored improvements for the D4s that Nikon users can anticipate.
For all you pixel-peepers, maybe the most noteworthy change is the jump in megapixels. The D4s is to have a whopping 24 as opposed to the D4's 16, something our friends at Nikon Rumors contend is likely a mistake.
But if true, I'd anticipate the D4s to have a larger sensor and a heavier body than the D4's mere 41.6 ounces. Adorama was listing the CMOS Sensor to have the same 36.0x23.9mm dimensions as the D4.
Likewise, the D4's 51 Point AF is listed, but I'd anticipate this to be an area where the D4s can improve when compared to Canon's 5D Mark III's absurd 61 AF. I guess there are more points that can be auto-locked!
The HD-SLR is listed to shoot 11FPS. Considering what technology can do, that is quite the feat, but not much of an improvement from the D4's listed 10FPS. In fact, comparing the two camera's tech specs, the D4 is capable of 11FPS when AE/AF is locked.
In terms of the video quality, again, Adorama did not have anything differentiating the D4s from the D4. But if the Nikon body is going to be an HD-SLR, this is where the improvements are going to be. The D4 already boasts HD quality with stereo sound (HD 1,920x1,080/30 fps; HD 1,920x1,080/24 fps; HD 1,280x720/30 fps; HD 1,280x720/60 fps). So I would be interested to see where Nikon goes from there.
It goes without saying that the eight additional megapixels on the D4s are going to make its pricetag jump well over the D4's listed $5,999. I'd expect Nikon to keep its reputation of improving its product upon new releases, so who knows what part of the D4's body is going to be improved. Judging from the D3's improvements seen on the D3s, we can only anticipate improved tech specs.
What do you think? We tend to really trust Nikon Rumor's sources, but would Adorama really make an error? Based on our knowledge of how sellers work, they get info direct from sellers and do not edit it at all. If this was a mistake, it would be highly unusual.
[Via Nikon Rumors]