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Nikon D4 versus Nikon D3s

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Nikon D4

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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89
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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24.7 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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13.1 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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2965 ISO
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Nikon D3s

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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82
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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23.5 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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12 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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3253 ISO
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Nikon D4

Manufacturer specifications

Type Professional 
Announced 2012-01-06 
Indicative price (USD) 5999  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4992 x 3292  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.43  
Sensor size (mm) 23.9 x 36.0 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 7.2  
Bits per pixel 14.0 
Focal length multiplier 1.00 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  50 - 204800 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 11.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  No 
Firmware  
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount typeNikon F  
Weight (gr) 1340  
Battery type Lithium-Ion EN-EL18 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material Magnesium alloy 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical (pentaprism) 
View finder magnification 0.7 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup Yes 
View finder diopter -3 to +1 diopters 
Monitor type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD 
Monitor size 3.2 
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes Autofocus (AF): Single-servo autofocus (AF-S); continuous-servo autofocus (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status. Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used 
Number of autofocus points 51 
Exposure bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 
Exposure compensation +/-5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV 
Drive modes S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed) (1-10fps), CH (continuous high speed) (1-10fps, 11 with AE/AF locked on first frame), Q (quiet shutter-release), (self-timer), MUP (mirror up) 
Buffer size  
Recording medium CompactFlash (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA) XQD Type Memory 
Image format JPEG, RAW (NEF) 
White balance bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV  
Connectivity USB/HDMI/Stereo mini-pin jack/RJ-45 connector 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Built-in microphone, monaural External stereo microphone (optional) 
External micro External stereo microphone (optional) 
Histogram Yes 
GPS Yes 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video HD 1920x1080 / 30 fps 
Full HD  
Live autofocus  
Video file format mov 
Video codec H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding 
Video stabilisation  

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Nikon D3s

Manufacturer specifications

Type Professional 
Announced 2009-10-14 
Indicative price (USD) 5510  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4288 x 2844  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 12.20  
Sensor size (mm) 24.0 x 36.0 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 8.4  
Bits per pixel 14.0 
Focal length multiplier 1.00 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 102400 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 9.0  
Live view  yes 
Stabilization  no 
Firmware 1.01 
Dust cleaningyes 
Mount typeNikon F FX  
Weight (gr) 1240  
Battery type EN-EL4a Lithium-Ion 
Battery weight (gr) 113.4 
Tropicalization  
Camera material metal 
Mount material metal 
View finder type Optical  
View finder magnification 0.7 
View finder coverage
Mirror lockup yes 
View finder diopter Pentaprism, 100% coverage, -3 to +1 diopters 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Single,Continuous, Automatic (AF-S/AF-C), Focus Tracking automatically activated, Manual 
Autofocus modes Multi-CAM 3500FX 
Number of autofocus points
Exposure bracketing 51 focus points 
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in 1/3 EV, in 1/2 EV or 1 EV 
Drive modes single, continuous (high or law speed), self timer (20, 10, 5 or 2 s), live view, MUP 
Buffer size 48 (RAW) or 130 (large JPEGs) 
Recording medium CF (I - II) and Microdrive cards 
Image format RAW, JPEG, TIFF 
White balance bracketing 2 to 9 frames 
Connectivity USB, video, HDMI 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video  
Maximum format image video 1280 x 720 / 24 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format AVI 
Video codec MotionJPEG  
Video stabilisation No 

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Nikon D4

View tested lens

Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG Nikon
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Nikon

Nikkor AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical Nikon

Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical HSM Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 Nikon

Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED

Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED

Nikkor AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D

Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Nikon

Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2.8 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D

Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Nikon

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED

Nikkor AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G

Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Nikkor AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon

Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Nikkor AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D

Nikkor AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED

Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II Nikon

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO HSM Nikon

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon

Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO Nikon

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO Macro Super II Nikon

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Nikon

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO-M DG Macro Nikon

Tamron SP 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikkor AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Nikon

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon

Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Nikon

Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO Nikon

Tokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D AF 100mm f/2.8 Nikon

Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D

Nikkor AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S Nikon

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon

Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM Nikon

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2 Nikon

Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon

Nikkor AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED

Nikkor AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 400mm F2.8G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
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Nikon D3s

View tested lens

Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG Nikon
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Nikon

Nikkor AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical Nikon

Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical HSM Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 Nikon

Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED

Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED

Nikkor AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D

Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Nikon

Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2.8 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D

Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Nikon

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED

Nikkor AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G

Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Nikkor AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon

Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Nikkor AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D

Nikkor AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED

Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II Nikon

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO HSM Nikon

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon

Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO Nikon

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO Macro Super II Nikon

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Nikon

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO-M DG Macro Nikon

Tamron SP 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikkor AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Nikon

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon

Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Nikon

Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO Nikon

Tokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D AF 100mm f/2.8 Nikon

Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D

Nikkor AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S Nikon

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon

Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM Nikon

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2 Nikon

Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon

Nikkor AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED

Nikkor AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 400mm F2.8G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
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