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Nikon D5 vs D4s Comparison

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Here is a quick review and comparison for the Nikon D5 vs D4s DSLR cameras with full-frame image sensors.

To see the difference between Nikon D5 vs D4s FX-format digital SLR cameras we have put together Nikon D5 vs D4s specs comparison table below.

Nikon D5 flagship DSLR camera $6,499.95 – (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) features a 20.8-megapixel FX sensor, a 153-point AF module with 99 cross-hatched focus sensors, a maximum shooting speed of 14fps at full resolution (12fps with AF), as well as 4K movie recording capabilities. See the offcial announcement.

Nikon D4s camera $5,996.95 – (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) features 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4 processor, 51 point AF system, ISO 100 to ISO 25,600 native sensitivity, faster 11 fps continuous shooting.

Specifications Comparison of Nikon D5 vs D4s Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Nikon D5 vs D4s digital SLR cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Nikon D5 Nikon D4s
Effective Pixels (megapixels) 20.8 Million 16.2 Million
Sensor Coating Anti-reflection coating Standard
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 35.9×23.9mm 36.0×23.9mm
Sensor Pixel Size 6.45µ 7.30µ
Sensor Dust Reduction Yes Yes
Image Size 5,568 x 3,712 4,928 x 3,280
Image Processor EXPEED 5 EXPEED 4
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72x 0.70x
Built-in Flash No No
Storage Media 2x XQD / 2x CF 1x XQD + 1x CF
Continuous Shooting Speed 12 fps with AF/AE 11 fps with AF/AE
Buffer Size (RAW, Lossless 14-bit) 200 78
Continuous Shooting 16.7 seconds 7.1 seconds
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability 400,000 cycles 400,000 cycles
Exposure Metering Sensor 180,000-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering III 91,000-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Base ISO ISO 100 ISO 100
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-102,400 ISO 100-25,600
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 204,800-3,280,000 ISO 50, ISO 51,200-409,600
Autofocus System 153-point, 99 cross-type AF system 51-point, 15 cross-type AF system
Dedicated AF Processor Yes No
AF Detection Up to f/8 Up to f/8
AF Detection Range -4 to +20 EV -2 to +19 EV
Auto AF Fine-Tune Yes No
Video Output MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264 MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264
Video Maximum Resolution 3,840×2,160 (4K) up to 30p 1920×1080 (1080p) up to 60p
LCD Size 3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD 3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution 2,359,000 dots 921,000 dots
LCD Touchscreen Yes No
Detachable Eyepiece Yes No
Built-in GPS No No
Built-in Wi-Fi / NFC No No
Built-in Wired LAN 1000 Base T Support 1000 Base T Support
Battery EN-EL18a EN-EL18a
Battery Life 3,780 shots (CIPA) 3,020 shots (CIPA)
USB Version 3.0 2.0
Weight 1,405g (With Battery + Media) 1,240g (Body Only)
Dimensions 160 x 158.5 x 92mm 160 x 156.5 x 90.5mm
MSRP Price $6,496.95 (as introduced) $6,496.95 (as introduced)


Nikon D5 vs D4s AF points Coverage Area