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GENERAL
Model Nikon D4s Nikon D4 Nikon D5
Release Date 2014-02-24 2012-01-06 2016-01-05
Camera Type Large SLR" Large SLR" Large SLR
Current Price $6,496.95 $5,999.00 $6,496.95
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
16

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

21

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 4928 x 3280 4928 x 3280 5588 x 3712
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 23.9 mm 36 x 23.9 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area
860mm2
860mm2
855mm2
Max ISO

409600

204800

3280000

Min ISO

50

50

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Nikon D4s Nikon D4 Nikon D5
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 11 fps 11 fps 14.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash
Max Flash Sync 1/250s 1/250s no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto FP high-speed sync, front-curtain, rear-curtain, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7× 0.7× 0.72
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology TFT LCD with brightness and color adjustment TFT color LCD with brightness control n/a
Screen Size
3.2″
3.2″
3.2″
Resolution 921k dots 921k dots 2,359k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Nikon D4s Nikon D4 Nikon D5
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps) 4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Type Mono Mono Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 1350 g 1340 g 1415 g
Dimensions 160 x 157 x 91 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm
Body Sealing Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes (Water and dust resistant)
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

3020 Shots

2600 Shots

3780 Shots

Storage Media CompactFlash, XQD CompactFlash, XQD Dual CompactFlash or dual XQD
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Optional Optional Optional
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Nikon D4s Nikon D4 Nikon D5
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F Nikon F
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 51 51 153
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $6,496.95 $5,999.00 $6,496.95