Nikon D4S Digital Camera User’s Manual

The course of modern imaging has been forged by the talent and ingenuity of working professionals, but also by the introduction of a few cameras so innovative and forward-thinking, they redefined what’s possible. The Nikon D4 has been such a camera. And now D4S proves that a great thing really can get better, with remarkable enhancements throughout the entire workflow, dazzling new levels of speed, performance, ISO sensitivity and, of course, the superior image quality of a Nikon camera.


Getting to Know the Camera


Camera Menus
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback

Live View Photography

Focusing in Live View Photography and Movie Live View
The Live View Display: Live View Photography
The Information Display: Live View Photography
Manual Focus
Live View Shutter Release Options

Movie Live View

The Live View Display: Movie Live View
The Information Display: Movie Live View
Image Area
Taking Photos During Movie Live View
Movie Settings
Viewing Movies
Editing Movies

Image Recording Options

Image Area
Image Quality
Image Size
Using Two Memory Cards


Manual Focus

Release Mode

Choosing a Release Mode
Self-Timer Mode
Mirror up Mode

ISO Sensitivity

Manual Adjustment
Auto ISO Sensitivity Control


Exposure Mode
Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only)
Shutter-Speed and Aperture Lock
Autoexposure (AE) Lock
Exposure Compensation

White Balance

White Balance Options
Fine-Tuning White Balance
Choosing a Color Temperature
Preset Manual

Image Enhancement

Picture Controls
Preserving Detail in Highlights and Shadows

Flash Photography

Using a Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Compensation
FV Lock

Other Shooting Options

Two-Button Reset: Restoring Default Settings
Multiple Exposure
Interval Timer Photography
Time-Lapse Photography
Non-CPU Lenses
Location Data

More About Playback

Viewing Images
Photo Information
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Protecting Photographs from Deletion
Deleting Photographs

Voice Memos

Recording Voice Memos
Playing Voice Memos


Installing ViewNX 2
Using ViewNX 2
Printing Photographs
Viewing Photographs on TV

Menu Guide

The Playback Menu: Managing Images
The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings
The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
My Menu/Recent Settings

Technical Notes

Compatible Lenses
Other Accessories
Caring for the Camera
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Exposure Program
Error Messages
Approved Memory Cards
Memory Card Capacity
Battery Life

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