Nikon and its Secrecy about Nikon D4s – CES 2014
DSLRs are quite famous and for fairly obvious reasons as well. They provide you with such awesome results that anyone who has a knack for photography can’t just resist without buying one. This year, CES in Las Vegas finally hosted one of the DSLR which has been gossiped about for quite some time. Which are the two titans in the DSLR industry? Yes, you guessed right; Canon and Nikon. CES 2014 was the show where Nikon exhibited its next big thing; Nikon D4s. However, participants of the show were only able to take a look, literally just a look since the camera was enclosed in a glass box with Nikon reps guarding it and made it even difficult to notice much of the specs present on the front.
Nikon itself gave a press release which had very little information; ‘As Nikon’s new flagship model, the D4S will offer advances over the Nikon D4 HD-SLR camera, including enhanced image quality enabled with adoption of a new image-processing engine. The new HD-SLR will also feature more advanced auto focusing performance, further solidifying it as the choice for professional sports, nature and event photographers as well as photojournalists.’
It further stated; ‘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.’
Specifications so far available, thanks to the rumors floating around, state that the D4s will come with a 24 MP FX 23×35.9mm CMOS, ISO 100-12,800 in full, half or third stops. It will also possess 10.5 FPS with complete metering and each frame will have its own auto-focus. There will be 51 AF points and 100% coverage view finder with the Live-View LCD. The shuttle will again be full, half or third with 1/8,000 to 30 seconds. It will be compatible with all the AF lenses while being compatible with AI, AI-s and AI-P manual focus lenses. For the XQD slot, we will have to wait and see.
Still, we hope this new gadget from Nikon will provide improved and enhanced experience for its users.