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New Details Emerge on Incoming D4s, Full Announcement Coming Soon

By Anthony Thurston on February 5th 2014

Nikon said they were working on a D4s a few weeks back at CES, but they released no details on the new body. There has been much speculation over the last several weeks, but today, some solid rumors have surfaced indicating some specs and a possible announcement coming soon.

[REWIND: Nikon Announced D4s Development]

According to the rumors, first reported over on Nikon Rumors, the new D4s will likely be announced next week. Among the things not being changed are the sensor, which will remain the same as the 16mp sensor in the original D4, and the price, which will also remain the same as the the original D4.


Rumored Nikon D4s Specs

  • 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
  • HD movie at 60 fps/1080p
  • Small change in the body design

The rumor also states that they expect the camera to start shipping in March or April, so it is not too far off for those interested in picking one up. The tracking and white balance improvements are interesting to me, it would be nuts to have that sort of control over the white balance in camera.

What are your thoughts on these rumored specs? Does it look like a quality upgrade over the D4 or do you see most D4 owners keeping what they have? Share your thoughts in a comment below to join the discussion.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Rafael

    Another improvement would be to place the same LCD Screen that the D7100 has on the new D4S since the D7100 screen is superior in terms of resolution quality. Another interesting feature would be to support the new CF 2.0 cards coming out and USB 3.0 export features.

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  2. Max Leitner

    I am a proud owner of a D4/D800 and wont see me upgrading anytime soon. I neither need the changeable color in the screen nor the whitebalance. As long as you are in the ballpark of +-400 Kelvin, whiteblalance does not make sence in a camera shooting RAW, and whoever shoots JPG should upgrade to raw. I am soley going of the histogram when checking exposure, color I dont even care about in camera.

    I would be curious though if there will be an improvement in frame rate. although 11fps is plenty fast I would like to see nikon compete with canon in the sense of speed (12-14fps). Also bumping the camera up to the 24mp of the D3x would be awesome. I know people see the megapixle war as irrelevant but as someone who spends a great amount of time on refining printing techniques, I can tell you the more megapixels you have the better! I recently started shooting 4×5 large format and drum scanning so I could get absolutely spot on prints for my art side of things. Also a 40×60 print from a D4 vs. a D800 is a diffent world!

    I am excited for the unboxing videos non the less!

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  3. Chris

    My guess is the body design may include swapping out the XQD slot and the changes needed for that. I’d also venture to guess some of these are in the wild in Sochi right now.

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  4. tyler

    i don’t see current d4 owners upgrading maybe a few people still shooting with a d3, in the mean time I’ll stick with my D800E since I don’t need to shoot 11 frames/second

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