The Nikon D4s seems to be all the buzz lately. Nothing is official yet, but rumors are going around that match up across multiple sources. Nikon displayed the new D4s body at CES this year and since then we have been able to find some rumored information about the camera and what is to come. Officially, we are told that the D4s will include a new image processor and “more advanced autofocusing performance”. Which both, in themselves, are great announcements. There have been quite a lot of details that Nikon Rumors has recently publicized that can get a lot of fans excited about this new body.
Again, none of this information is direct or official from Nikon. Though, they have confirmed that the D4s is set to be a true release. Let’s take a look at some of the features we found on Nikon Rumors about the body.
- New focus mode: now can use 3D-Tracking in 9 or 21 points group
- Native ISO: 100-25,600
- Improved time-lapse movie recording: can change interval shutter in 1/6 stop (adjustable)
- White balance can be fine tuned by 0.25-0.50 Kelvin
- You can adjust the color tone of the camera LCD screen (which seems to address the color issue with the D800 and D4 LCD displays)
- 16MP resolution (same as the D4)
- HD movie at 60 fps/1080p
- Slight body changes
- Estimated to be the same price as the D4 ($5,996.95 in the US)
- Better low light performance
When will Nikon be releasing this body? We don’t have a specific date but we can tell you not to expect it anytime before March 4th. According to Nikons description on The Photography Show in Birmingham event that is scheduled to be happening March 1 – March 4, the Nikon D4s will be exhibited and that the show will be “ahead of its official release”. If the price tag rumor is true, this will give everyone a bit of time to start saving up for this body.
The press release from Nikon on January 6th was enough to get anyone excited for this camera. Declaring the D4s as “Nikon’s new flagship model” and noting that the new image processor will be more advanced than the current Nikon D4. “The D4S represents a concentration of Nikon's advanced camera development technologies and legacy as a leader in imaging. The D4S will further expand the possibilities for professional photographers who demand the best possible performance and image quality in challenging environments. The Nikon D4S will build upon the success of the acclaimed Nikon D4, a camera highly regarded for its speed, unrivaled low-light ability and amazing image quality that made it the choice of professionals and advanced amateurs around the world.”