The first Nikon D4S photo has been spotted on the web in the hands of one of the lucky testers who are enjoying the DSLR camera’s amazing features as we speak.
The rumor mill has been delving into Nikon’s business for quite a while now. Their findings have also included information about a high-end full frame camera that would join the D4 series.
At that time, it was unknown whether the alleged shooter would replace the D4 or become a high-resolution alternative without an anti-aliasing filter, called D4X.
Nikon has put an end to all speculations by announcing the D4S at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. At the beginning of January, the Japanese company has arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada to reveal its intention to release a replacement for its flagship camera, while a prototype of the device has been on-display at its booth.
The problem is that the specs list, price, and release date details have not been disclosed and nobody has been allowed to touch the aforementioned prototype.
There is no doubt that the full frame DSLR is in the hands of some photographers who are testing it, but the leaks have not arrived, at least until now. Thankfully, the first Nikon D4S photo has been leaked on social networking website Instavillage.
First Nikon D4S photo shows up on social networking website
This website is usually the home of popular images and short videos uploaded to Instagram. In this case, a photo and a video of the D4S have been spotted on Instavillage.
Although both have been removed in the meantime, the photo is still circling around the web and it shows us what the camera will look like when it becomes available on the market.
From what can be seen in the image, Nikon has not made very many design changes. The video was more exciting as it showed the very quick continuous shooting mode of the D4S. The rumor mill believes that it hits 12 frames per second, up from the 10fps offered by the D4.
The company has revealed that the high-end D4S will feature a new image processor, which could be responsible for the increased burst mode rate. At CES 2014, the manufacturer has also confirmed that the autofocus speed has been improved.
Nikon D4S to feature 408,000 ISO and record 4K videos for a £6,000 price
Getting back to gossip talk, a UK retailer has begun accepting pre-orders for the D4 replacement. The Nikon D4S price is currently set at £6,000.
The predecessor has been sold for approximately £5,300 at launch and there are indications that the D4S will be more expensive. Nevertheless, this could be just a guess and Park Cameras might not actually know the retail price of the new DSLR.
There are some whispers which are suggesting that the D4S will be even better in low-light conditions than its forerunner as its maximum ISO sensitivity will go up to a staggering amount of 408,000.
Another rumored feature is the ability to record 4K videos, although this remains to be determined at a later time. Meanwhile, enjoy the photo and wait for Nikon to release more information!