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Nikon's D4S offers professional photographers the power, speed and control they need to snap the best photos in any situation. While the body has changed a bit from the D4, it's not a step back in any way, with ePHOTOzine saying the D4S offers "comfortable handling" and "doesn't feel unwieldy or overly large despite having a built-in vertical grip." The D4S is as speedy as its predecessor, thanks to an Expeed 4 processor delivering burst speeds up to 11fps, which are also accompanied by the "ability to focus and meter between shots," according to TechRadar. Ultimately, Stuff calls the picture quality "crystal-clear, sharp, and accurate." At $6000, the D4S is not priced for novices and beginners, but profressional photographers in search of a new camera or in need of an upgrade will be more than happy with what the D4S can deliver.

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Reviewed.com Cameras Mar 14, 2014

If you loved the D4 before, like we did, then you'll still love the D4S. If you hated the D4 for its tortuous menu, two-handed control scheme, and split CF/XQD card slots, well, the D4S doesn't fix any of those issues.

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Pocket-Lint Apr 29, 2014

The Nikon D4S is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary continuation of the earlier D4 model. But that's not to take anything away from it: as full-frame professional cameras go this is as good as they come.

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Ken Rockwell Mar 25, 2014

If you're a full-time pro, all the the little things about the D4s add up to make getting a couple of D4s a no-brainer. I whine about the loss of most of the external AF controls but the new AF system already knows what I want it to do, so no big deal.

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9.0
What Digital Camera Mar 25, 2014

So while at £5000 the Nikon D4S is very much a camera out of the price range of the enthusiast photographer, it offers a complete package for the professional.

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9.0
TechRadar Mar 31, 2014

The D4S is a great workhorse for professional photographers. It's built to last and gets great shots in conditions that would be too taxing for other cameras.

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ePHOTOzine Apr 2, 2014

The Nikon D4s delivers exceptional image quality with extremely rapid performance and advanced features that should keep the professional extremely happy.

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Stuff Mar 5, 2014

The D4s is the ideal camera for professional-grade photography. Its predecessor was already one of the world’s best cameras for action and sports photography, and the D4s somehow manages to be even better. In fact, it blows almost everything else out of the water.

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Photography Blog Apr 1, 2014

Along with the Canon EOS 1Dx, the Nikon D4s is still a natural choice for the professional photographer who demands the build quality, reliability, speed, features and image quality that the D4s offers in spades.

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Engadget Jan 7, 2014

The company is promising a new imaging engine and faster autofocus, but there's no word yet on the sensor -- we're hoping for an upgrade in that department too, what with the two-year-old D4's sensor having already appeared in a (slightly) cheaper model in Nikon's lineup.

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Digital Photography Review Feb 26, 2014

Perhaps the feature that working pros will appreciate the most is the increase in battery life compared to the D4. The 'newly designed' CMOS sensor and image processor also allowed Nikon to squeeze in an extra stop at the top end of the ISO range.

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Imaging Resource Feb 24, 2014

Although, by appearances, the D4S is not strikingly different from the D4, its under-the-hood improvements to performance and a number of niche features aim to satisfy a wide variety of professional photographers.

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TechRadar Mar 7, 2014

As part of our image quality testing for our forthcoming Nikon D4S review, we've shot a resolution chart, and frankly we were too excited to keep the results to ourselves, so here they are.

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Gizmag Mar 2, 2014

When the specifications for the D4S were released, some people said the improvements didn't go far enough to make it a worthwhile upgrade, but having spent an admittedly brief bit of time with the camera I feel the changes add up to a bigger improvement than they look on paper.

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ePHOTOzine Mar 2, 2014

The camera will let you set the continuous shooting speed as well as the maximum number of shots you want to shoot.

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