Nikon D4s

The choice of the pro sports pho­tog­ra­pher, the power-packed D4s is a real speed de­mon in more ways than you might imag­ine

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TNikon D610

£5200, $6500 (body only)

he D4s looks bulky, even sat next to the D810. Nev­er­the­less, it feels won­der­fully nat­u­ral for hand­held shoot­ing, in both hor­i­zon­tal and por­trait ori­en­ta­tion, thanks to its built-in ver­ti­cal grip and du­pli­cated shut­ter but­ton and com­mand di­als. You’d need to add a bat­tery grip to the D610 or D810 to en­able the same ‘up­right’ shoot­ing re­fine­ments, at which point the size of the D4s looks en­tirely rea­son­able.

In­stant ac­cess to widerang­ing shoot­ing con­trols is as­sured by plen­ti­ful but­tons on the top, front and back of the cam­era. The ISO, qual­ity and White Bal­ance but­tons on the rear have their own LCD dis­play, in ad­di­tion to the main 3.2-inch, high-res colour

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LCD and the top plate info LCD. Dual mini-joy­sticks and a plethora of func­tion but­tons are cus­tomis­able, so you can tai­lor the con­trols to your pref­er­ences. Build qual­ity is ev­ery­thing you could hope for in a top-flight pro­fes­sional cam­era.

Per­for­mance

Per­for­mance is leg­endary, and not just in terms of the

Fancy shoot­ing hand­held at twi­light? The D4s of­fers stun­ning high-ISO qual­ity

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