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Nikon announces its flagship HD-SLR: The Nikon D4S

Feb 25 2014, 2:32am CST | by , in News | MWC

Nikon announces its flagship HD-SLR: The Nikon D4S
Source: Nikon

Meet the Nikon D4S, a fusion of speed and accuracy.

Nikon has announced its new flagship DSLR. Meet the Nikon D4S, a fusion of speed and accuracy, according to Nikon. The D4S is clearly not for prosumers. Rather, it is considered to be a premier HD-SLR for professional photographers and multimedia artists.

Accurate, fast, exceptional quality, and excellent low-light performance - these are the characteristics of the camera. The D4 successor features a 16.2-megapixel FX-format sensor and Nikon's latest EXPEED 4 image processing engine that is said to be 30 times more powerful.

Furthermore, it has a new Group AF feature - an improvement from the 51-point AF system, and an ISO range that goes up to 409,600. Nikon has also managed to improve the speed and response on the D4S, making it able to capture full resolution stills at 11 frames-per-second, with auto focus and auto exposure.

In Group AF mode, the camera uses five AF points for stability. This mode also reduces instances of background focus, which can be annoying at times. Nikon also upgraded the AF Lock-On feature which now reduces the reverting time.

Moreover, the Nikon D4S features 15 cross-type sensors in the center and nine cross-type sensors when using compatible Nikkor lenses. Also, Nikon has resurrected its 91,000-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering III system on the D4S.

Other features include a 3.2-inch LCD screen, a 100 percent view optical viewfinder, and a new EN-EL18a Lithium-Ion battery. The Nikon D4S will hit markets next month. Nikon has set a hefty price tag on the DSLR. It retails for $6499.95.

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