Nikon D4 vs. D3s specs comparison

Nikon D4 vs D3s specs comparison Nikon D4 vs. D3s specs comparison

Here is a quick comparison between the Nikon D4 and Nikon D3s based on the specifications listed on Nikon’s website:

 

 Nikon D4  Nikon D3S
Announced January, 2012 October, 2009
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Effective Pixels 16.2 million 12.1 million
Sensor Size 36.0 x 23.9mm 36.0 x 23.9mm
Image Sensor Format FX FX
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
TIFF (RGB)
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60 percent
Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless Compressed): approx. 60-80 percent
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
TIFF (RGB)
Uncompressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW)
Picture Control Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Monochrome
Neutral
Nine User-customizable Settings
Standard
Vivid
Storage Media CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
XQD Type Memory
CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
Card Slot 1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 XQD memory type card 2 CompactFlash© (CF) cards
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36×24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
1.2x (30×20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
DX (24×16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
5:4 (30×24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical Approx.
100 % Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x Approx. 0.70x Approx.
Interchangeable Focusing Screens Type B BriteView Clear Matte VI
Type E Clear Matte VI
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec. 1/8000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec. 30 sec.
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 10 frames per second
11 frames per second (AE/AF Locked)
9 frames per second
Scene Modes
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV ±5 EV in increments of 1/3
1/2
1
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Mirror Lock Up Yes Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 – 12,800
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-4 (ISO 204,800)
ISO 200 – 12,800
Lo-1 (ISO 100)
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
Hi-2 (ISO 51,200)
Hi-3 (ISO 102,400)
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking) Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes Yes
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Continuous-servo (C)
Manual
Single-servo AF (S)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 51 51
Built-in Flash
Flash Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000 Up to 1/8000
Flash Sync Modes Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow rear-curtain sync
Slow sync
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported CLS Supported
White Balance Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
Shade
Auto (2 types)
Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K)
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored)
Seven manual modes with fine-tuning
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV 2 to 9 exposures
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Handheld mode
Tripod mode
Movie HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
VGA 640×424 / 24 fps
QVGA 320×216 / 24fps
Movie with sound
HD 1280×720 / 24 fps
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
External stereo microphone (optional)
Built-in microphone, monaural
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots 921,000 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD Super Density
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
GPS data display
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
IPTC information embedding and display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo information
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Voice Memo
Auto Image Rotation
Full Frame
Highlight Point Display
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Shooting Data
Slideshow
Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 segments)
Voice Memo
Zoom
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Color Balance
D-Lighting
Edit Movie with Save Selected Frame
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Red-eye Correction
Resize
Side-by-Side Comparison
Trim
GPS GP-1 GPS unit GP-1 GPS unit
Battery / Batteries EN-EL18 Lithium-ion Battery EN-EL4 Lithium-ion Battery
EN-EL4a Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 2,600 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA) 4,200 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-6b AC Adapter
Requires EP-6 Power Supply Connector
EH-6 AC Adapter
Approx. Dimensions Width 6.3 in. (160mm)
Height 6.2 in. (156.5mm)
Depth 3.6 in. (90.5mm)
Width 6.3 in. (159.5mm)
Height 6.2 in. (157mm)
Depth 3.4 in. (87.5mm)
Approx. Weight 41.6 oz. (1180g)camera body only 43.7 oz. (1,240g)camera body only
 Price $5,999.95 $5,199.95

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