CES 2014: Nikon previews D4S

Nikon D4 DSLR
The D4 will be superseded as Nikon’s flagship by the D4S. Photo: Nikon

Nikon will use this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to preview a new high end, professional DSLR.

So far, only limited information is available on the D4S, which will take over from the two-year-old D4 as Nikon’s flagship. According to the company, improvements will include better image quality, through a new image processing engine, and further improvements to autofocus.

The camera remains targeted at news and sports photographers, as well as specialisms such as nature, where robustness and reliability are key.

The existing D4 is a full-frame, 16.2 megapixel 35mm DSLR with stills shooting at up to 11fps, and video recording in 1080p at up to 30fps, with either full-frame, DX, or 1920x1080p native crops. The camera supports an external mic and headphones, and clean video output over HDMI.

Nikon has also been updating its entry level and mid-range consumer DSLRs, with releases including the D5300and D3300.