• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • 45.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • Nikon D4S
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Predecessor:   Nikon D4
D4 vs D4S
Successor:   Nikon D5
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General
Model Number: dp2 Quattro D4S
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes No
Retail Price: $999.00 $6499.95
Street Price: $899.33 $5,999.00
Date Available: 2014-08-14 2014-03-06
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.2 oz (489 g)
includes batteries
47.8 oz (1,356 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.4 x 2.6 x 3.2 in.
(161 x 67 x 82 mm)
6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.
(160 x 157 x 91 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Foveon X3 Quattro  
Effective Megapixels: 19.6 16.2
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 860.4mm2 (36.00mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.33 microns 7.31 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: Full Color RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Not needed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   89
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   24.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   13.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   3,074
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5424 x 3616 (19.6 MP, 3:2),
4816 x 3616 (17.4 MP, 4:3),
5424 x 3048 (16.5 MP, 16:9),
3616 x 3616 (13.1 MP, 1:1),
5424 x 2328 (12.6 MP, Other),
2704 x 1808 (4.9 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1808 (4.3 MP, 4:3),
2704 x 1520 (4.1 MP, 16:9),
1808 x 1808 (3.3 MP, 1:1),
2704 x 1160 (3.1 MP, Other),
7680 x 5120 (39.3 MP, 3:2),
6816 x 5120 (34.9 MP, 4:3),
7680 x 4320 (33.2 MP, 16:9),
5120 x 5120 (26.2 MP, 1:1),
7680 x 3296 (25.3 MP, Other)
4928 x 3280 (16.2 MP, 3:2),
3696 x 2456 (9.1 MP, 3:2),
2464 x 1640 (4.0 MP, 3:2),
4096 x 2720 (11.1 MP, Other),
3072 x 2040 (6.3 MP, Other),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
3200 x 2128 (6.8 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1592 (3.8 MP, Other),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
4096 x 3280 (13.4 MP, 5:4),
3072 x 2456 (7.5 MP, 5:4),
2048 x 1640 (3.4 MP, 5:4)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG JPEG, NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, small size availble (12-bit uncompressed only); TIFF (RGB)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.7 10.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x424 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format:   MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Nikon F
Lens: Sigma Lens; 8 elements in 6 groups n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 45mm  
Focal Length (actual): 30mm  
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x  
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/16, with 9-bladed diaphragm  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 100 cm to Infinity
39.4 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
 
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large), Face Detection AF mode Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors with f/8 supported by 11 sensors)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional VF-41 hotshoe-mounted optical viewfinder available SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 46.0x
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-6400 in 1/3 EV steps; Auto has programmable High/Low limits Auto, 100 - 25,600, plus down to 50 in Lo-1, up to 409,600 in Hi-4
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), color temperature (2500 K-10000 K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot 91K-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III, Center-weighted (75% given to 8, 12, 15 or 20mm circle), Spot (4mm) centered on selected focus area
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Color modes: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome None
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2/5/10/20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Normal, Redeye, Slow Sync., Redeye + Slow Sync (with compatible external flash unit) Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Optional EF-140S compact flash has GN=14m (ISO 100) n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/1250 at F2.8, 1/1600 at F4 and 1/2000 at F5.6 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe ISO 518 Hot Shoe; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / XQD
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory:   UDMA7 compliant
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, small size availble (12-bit uncompressed only); TIFF (RGB)
Movie File Format:   MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via USB cable switch Optional wired, wireless
Connections (extended):   Type-C mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal, Audio input (stereo 3.5mm jack with power), Audio output (stereo 3.5mm jack), Peripheral connector for WT-5A/WT-4A
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.58 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.64 0.36
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.60 0.33
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.7 10.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7 200
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.7 10.8
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 78
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.8 10.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 43
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.39 seconds 0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   0.91 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.239 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.047 seconds 0.044 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.57 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.047 seconds 0.043 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   OVF: Full AF lag, wide-area mode = 0.288s Live View: Full AF lag = 0.914s Prefocused = 0.239s
Startup Time: 3.0 seconds 0.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 9.6 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 200 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   3020 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-51 Proprietary EN-EL18A
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x Proprietary BP-51 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL18A Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: SIGMA Photo Pro Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New Foveon X3 Quattro sensor and TRUE III image processing engine. New 16MP sensor with improved high ISO performance, EXPEED 4 processor, 11fps burst mode with AE/AF, improved AF, up to 1920x1080p60 video, new small RAW size option (2464 x 1640, 12-bit), improved battery life, built-in GbE LAN (1000Base-T), uncompressed 1080p60 HDMI output.