Nikon D4s – the new King of speed

by Enche Tjin on February 25, 2014

Today, Nikon announces the new flagship DSLR camera. Nikon D4s is the new king of speed and low light performance. D4s has EXPEED 4 processor inside, the same as D3300 and D5300. With this new processor, D4s gets some new improvements such as:

  • Faster continuous shooting (11 fps with AF)
  • ISO up to 409.600 (native ISO  100-25600)
  • Full HD video 60fps
  • Battery capacity up to 3020 shots in single release, more than 5000 in continuous shooting

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Beside those improvements, D4s also gets a new Group AF system to help on tracking new subjects, and an option to record small RAW file.

Nikon D4s price is $6500, around $500 more expensive than Nikon D4 when its first announced two years ago. Nikon D4s is designed primarily for working photojournalists and sports photographer who doesn’t want to compromise on speed and image quality in low light setting. Nikon D4s primarily competition will be Canon 1DX ($6800).

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Nikon Df vs Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800

by Enche Tjin on November 9, 2013

NikonDf may look retro from outside, but inside, it has many advanced DSLR camera features similar to Nikon D610, D800 and D4. Compared to other full frame Nikon DSLR, Df doesn’t have built-in flash and video recording capability. and use smaller battery from Nikon’s entry level DSLR camera.

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Left to right: Nikon Df, D610, D800

On the positive side, It has plenty of retro physical control on the top of the camera, and use Nikon flagship D4’s 16MP sensor.

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Nikon D800 vs Nikon Df

Compared to Nikon D800, Df has the same viewfinder, lighter and faster continuous shooting speed. Image quality in high ISO is better about 1 stop. On the other side, D800 has 36 MP, better autofocus module (51 point system), two slots for memory card (SD & CF) and a built-in flash.

Nikon Df vs Nikon D610

Both cameras has some similarities: has the same autofocus module (39 point system), almost equal in size & weight, almost the same continuous shooting speed. However, D610 has some advantages such as higher resolution (24 MP), capable to record video, built-in flash, two card slots (SD card) and has a bigger battery.

People planning to get Nikon Df will pay for mainly for the look and retro physical control. For specification and price ratio, Nikon D610 ($2000) and Nikon D800 ($3000) are better value for money.

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