Taking a break from the mobile news from Barcelona we take a look at the new top of the range Nikon D4S. On the surface, not much has changed, the D4S still retains the same 16.2MP sensor from the D4 however if you dig a little deeper you’ll see something rather special. While the sensor offers the same sized images, it is completely reworked to allow 100-25600 ISO base and a Hi4 setting of 409600. The noise reduction has also greatly improved, comparing the D4S’ 1600 ISO, it will look like 800ISO images from the old D4.
ON top of that videographers will be happy with the D4S has 1080p uncompressed at 60fps and tracking has been bumped up to 11fps on full auto. The battery has also been beefed up to 2,500mAh but adds very minimal weight to the body which is pretty cool. The raised grip has been improved and connectivity wise the Ethernet port has been beefed up to 1Gbps. With the D4S, Nikon is also taking a page from the Canon playbook, adding a Small RAW size. The camera will be available March 6th and will expect to retail for US$6,500