These preparations would be for more than just my pictures showcasing the new and improved features of this most recent Flagship camera by Nikon. Also working on the D4s project would be famed photographer-videographer and good friend, Corey Rich.
Corey flew into our 8 day shooting schedule with his elite film crew and 16 cases of gear including a jib boom and drone helicopters. His assignment would be not only to showcase the video excellence of the NEW D4s camera, but produce a complete documentary film of the D4s project.
With all this pre-shoot preparation, gear, crew, athletes and locations, here are a few of my D4s images and my detailed commentary from what I believe to be the most IMPRESSIVE camera on the market today. Ladies and gentleman, allow me to introduce you to the NEW Nikon D4s.
The NEW D4s features and improvements over the D4 are significant: Auto Focus Accuracy, NEW Group Area AF, Increased Acceleration of the Auto Focus Tracking Speed, Higher ISO Sensitivity and Improved Noise Reduction at High ISO settings, jpg Image Quality Improvement, Reduced Blackout Time when shooting Continues Frames, Improved D Lighting and Active D Lighting modes, Improved Color rendition of Skin Tones, Additional Pre-Set White Balance settings, Increased Battery Life, 11 Frames Per Second, and more.
NOTE: My thanks to Nikon Japan for their permission to release these 4 images. These are the jpg fine files directly out of the D4s camera using the Picture Control setting of Standard. I have reduced them in size to fit my website image format to 10 in. x 6.5 in. at 100 dpi. No Photoshop has been added. I decided to display the images in this fashion to emphasize the greatly improved quality of the New D4s jpg FINE file. It is my opinion that photojournalist’s can easily publish the D4s jpg Fine file directly from the camera. The D4s jpg image quality is remarkable and one of the camera’s most notable improvements.
Well, this was a great adventure for me, and a long 2,444 word WATR for all of you. I hope you have all enjoyed my review of the NEW Nikon D4s camera.
I’m not a camera technician and did not write this article as a technical review. Rather, I offer my “field experience” with the NEW Nikon D4s camera as my personal testimony as to what this camera can do to help me and others capture great sports imagery.
My thanks to Nikon Japan for this very special opportunity to work with the NEW Nikon D4s camera, and to Atsushi Horiuchi for his valuable technical assistance on location, and to Lindsay Silverman from Nikon USA for his contributing expertise.
Many thanks also to my friend and colleague Corey Rich and his video crew for being so easy and fun to work with during this entire project. Every day and every venue was a joy and a great experience for me to work with Corey and his team.
And my personal thanks to Gen Umie from K&L Japan for being a great project director, team leader, and good friend.
See you next month here at Workshop at the Ranch where I will resume answering your questions. Adios. Dave