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Nikon D4s user’s manual now available for download

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The Nikon D4s user's manual is now available for download on nikonusa.com.

The D4s is expected to start shipping on Thursday, March 6th but it seems that several photographers have already received their cameras: see this short unboxing video and this Instagram picture from Nikon Australia:

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  • Mike

    Like!

    • next

      When is D5 expected?

  • Ray Justice

    I hope I see a shipping confirmation from B&H on Thursday. I placed my order within minutes of the link going live at about 3:05 am eastern time.

    • itcrashed

      NPS gets fulfilled first. There is no way you will know if you will be waiting a day, week, or months before they get to your order.

      • random

        I placed a minute or two later as well. I called them a couple of days ago and they said there were more cameras coming in their first shipment, than what they had orders for.. but i dunno?

      • Adrifter

        NPS didn’t even send out a form for priority purchase this time like with every previous major release. Heck, even the DF had a priority purchase form emailed around to NPS members. I had to call NPS to give them my info for priority purchase for my D4s. I have a feeling the wait for the D4s won’t be that bad for anyone.

        • Ray Justice

          I think most are waiting to see if it is worth the upgrade and many will not upgrade, so I agree with random and adrifter, I think this will not be like the D4. Now when the D5 is announced, it will probably be back to long wait times. So I hope random is right and we will see some deliveries to non NPS members on the first round of shipments…

        • Jay Pike

          I got an email from NPS at 1pm on the 25th with a link to the priority purchase program for the D4s, but never (and still don’t) see an update on the NikonPro website… invite only?

          • Rudi

            They don’t even respond my email to get a priority purchase…

  • broxibear

    Personally it’s brunettes, high heels, stockings and a few other things I won’t go into on nikonrumors, lol. But if this sort of thing turns you on then here you go…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6tr00_6QYE

    • broxibear

      High iso examples from the D4s here…
      http://www.eprice.com.hk/dc/talk/1437/4249/

      • Mike

        Not good examples of what a camera like that can do. Blown highlights cover up noise but also expose bad technique. And I think that Bulls cheerleader (“cheerleader”) snorted some coke right before the shoot.

        • broxibear

          ” snorted some coke right before the shoot.”…hey, we’ve all been there, lol.

        • Eric Calabros

          Check the EXIF. Its +2 compensation

      • Jorge

        I checked out the High ISo images. Did anyone notice the model on the Cheerleading shots, with the Bulls Jersey has what looks like “horse” coming from her nostrils? Coke? Powder? What?

      • JamesX

        Very bad examples of high ISO performance… These images actually raised serious conversations about D4s’ inability to handle noise at very high ISO.

  • Jorge

    That was the worst unboxing video ever I think.

    • mikeswitz

      why would anyone put an unboxing video on instagram?

  • itcrashed

    Ordered within seconds of Amazon’s link going up and Amazon still says: “We need a little more time to provide you with a good estimate. We’ll notify you by email as soon as we have an estimated delivery date. You can cancel at any time.” Amazon needs to turn my frown upside-down.

    • SiestaKey1

      Ordered mine within minutes of the links going live too. Went with Amazon. It just says not yet shipped and my credit card hasn’t been charged yet so no action so far. It would be nice to receive the camera ON March 6th instead of being shipped on the 6th and received on the 7th. Fingers crossed.

      • itcrashed

        Yah, it sucks not knowing how the distribution/supply of this type of equipment works. We are left in the dark on where the initial allotment goes. And not being NPS makes it more difficult to get a body right away.

  • broxibear

    James from Nikon UK talks about the features on the new D4S as well as Nikon’s involvement with the new TV channel London Live

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQFZ025vio0

  • Syco

    Looks like mines being shipped 6th and probably wont arrive to the 10th – thanks to the postal service….

    • itcrashed

      Who did you order through?

      • SiestaKey1

        No action still on my Amazon order. I figured they’d at least charge my card by now, but nothing. I’ll be watching all day. Wow I want this camera bad. Lol! Hope it gets here by Friday so I’ve got all weekend to play with it!!

        • http://www.metconphotos.com/ Christopher Nolan

          They won’t charge your card until they are almost ready to ship, like not until at least midnight tonight

          • SiestaKey1

            HA! Me too. Check AMEX…check Amazon…check AMEX…check Amazon. However, this is a pretty big deal. I don’t care…I’ll be an 8-year old at Christmas for today. LOL!

          • SiestaKey1

            11am check…still nothing. LOL! Ok, I’ll stop.

        • itcrashed

          Same here LOL. Been pinging my Amazon account almost hourly. I nerd out whenever I am waiting on gear. Haha

          • xnavyguy

            I’ve called Amazon twice in the last 2 days to try to get an update. Same answer both times. They don’t know how many units they’re receiving and supposedly don’t have access to the pre-order list to let me know where I am on it. Find it hard to believe that it’s the day before the official release and they don’t have any idea of how many cameras they received from Nikon….so it’s the waiting game. Was hoping to have it for this weekend to take it out and put it through it’s paces….want to see some images using it with my 600mm.

            • itcrashed

              I spoke with them too. Same results. So much for the special “camera concierge” service we are supposed to be getting. Strange that I haven’t heard of anyone in the US getting any shipping confirmation…not from Amazon, BH, or Adorama. …seems like Nikon only made 10 bodies for the entire world haha

            • xnavyguy

              Yeah, their camera concierge is a joke. Both days I called I spoke to the exact same guy….named Phil….they probably only have 1 person manning that phone line. While polite, he couldn’t answer a single question. I, like others were hoping they’d ship it today for delivery tomorrow. I paid for overnight delivery so I’d be happy with Friday. I explained to the guy at Amazon that since a signature is required for delivery that I’d need to take some time off from work to be home to sign for it….his answer was keep checking my order history for shipping updates….so I’m wondering why they need someone in his position since that’s what we’ve all been doing anyway.

            • SiestaKey1

              Yeah, I’m not sure what their camera concierge reps are for. When I bought my D800e last year, they were kind of an annoyance. A girl called me which, when you order something online, made me nervous (for whatever reason), she gave me a shipping update and said to contact her with questions. Whatever. With Prime shipping, I knew I would have it in one day. I didn’t need her to tell me that. Also…no action on my D4s order yet. :(

            • xnavyguy

              Funny thing…last year I ordered the 600mm F4 from Amazon…never heard a peep from their camera concierge people and that lens cost a bit more than the D4s body I’m waiting on. Just checked Amazon and it’s the same…no updates.

            • SiestaKey1

              They truly must not be shipping these until tomorrow. If that’s the case, as Christopher Nolan stated, our cards with get charged tomorrow and it’ll ship tomorrow. I got one day shipping so I’m hoping everything works out for a Friday delivery. I also hope the damn AMEX fraud alert doesn’t hold anything up. I’m expecting that to trigger on a purchase like this.

            • xnavyguy

              I typically stay up late so I’ll check it again after midnight to see if they update their site….hopefully we’ll all be getting our cameras shipped out tomorrow.

            • SiestaKey1

              I’ll be up with ya! HA! Yeah, I got zero sleep the night the D4s was announced since I was waiting for the order link to go live at Amazon. It’s obviously an obsession for us. :)

            • http://www.metconphotos.com/ Christopher Nolan

              preparing for shipment?

            • xnavyguy

              Mine still says not yet shipped….did anyone else’s change status?

            • SiestaKey1

              UPDATE! Just got an email from Amazon stating that my estimated date of arrival is March 11th. I can live with that based on other folks who they waited for months for their D4. I guess I’ll be able to sleep now.

            • itcrashed

              Me too!! My order now says an estimated delivery date of March 10! (11am PST)

            • xnavyguy

              Just got my email…better late than never….estimated delivery Monday March 10th….can’t wait

            • xnavyguy

              Nice….still nothing for me….called them this morning and they didn’t have a clue….that’s ok… I ordered 4 new memory cards the other day in anticipation for the new camera….bought them through prime…supposed to be delivered today….called Lasership and they’re telling me they haven’t even received the package from Amazon yet…called Amazon and they said wait another 2 days and if they don’t arrive to call them back….talk about lack of customer service…..so much for free 2 day delivery with prime….more like 6 or 7 days by the time they fix the problem.
              Anyone know of any other places that may have the D4s in stock today?

            • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

              sese this post: http://nikonrumors.com/2014/03/06/nikon-d4s-camera-now-shipping-limited-in-stock-availability-in-the-us.aspx/
              D4s is currently in stock at only one major store in the US

            • xnavyguy

              Thanks…just checked their website…seems they’re sold out already also… I’ll keep an eye on Best Buys website too

            • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

              That was quick.

            • SiestaKey1

              Delivery date bumped up to March 10th! WAHOO!

            • SiestaKey1

              Nothing. Checked after midnight and 1am (just because I was up) and this morning. No action on Amazon or AMEX. But since they are supposed to ship today with overnight delivery, I would think that I’d see some action before 3pm today. You?

            • xnavyguy

              Same thing…I checked a little after midnight then again around 5 this morning….no change at all. I figure the same thing…they’ll start updating sometime this afternoon. Thought I’d give their camera concierge person a call again today just to hear the same “I don’t know” answers.

            • SiestaKey1

              Not a bad idea to hit up the concierge one more time and make them earn their worth. I’m sure I’ll keep checking every hour on the hour though. HA!

            • SiestaKey1

              Amazon updated their product listing for the D4s to state that they didn’t receive enough stock from Nikon to fulfill all customer orders that they received. HOPEFULLY I’m ok though since I ordered literally within minutes of the link going live. Still no action on the order otherwise. Fingers crossed now.

            • http://www.metconphotos.com/ Christopher Nolan

              nada, nothing at all at this point, . . . spoke with camera concierge yesterday and he said not to expect my status to change earlier than later today, . . .he said because of overnight shipping, they don’t package them up until late in the day

            • itcrashed

              No change for me as well. *SIGH* Its starting to become apparent as to why they didn’t release before the Olympics.

            • xnavyguy

              I just got off the phone with their camera concierge guy…..well my order isn’t shipping today as they’re already out of stock…..they do have 1 camera available through a third party company but I’m not going that route…I’ve bought from third party vendors through Amazon before and had some major headaches when problems came up….so I guess I get to sit and wait since their CC guy couldn’t tell me where I am on the waitlist, when they’d be getting more cameras in stock….basically a useless position that Amazon felt the need to create.

            • http://www.metconphotos.com/ Christopher Nolan

              Just received an email from Amazon:

              Your Amazon Order (#{order number})

              —-

              We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed

              Estimates arrival date: March 10

              —-

              On my Order Page on Amazon.com it says:

              DELIVERY ESTIMATE:

              Monday, March 10, 2014 by 8:00pm

              —-

              Camera Concierge on phone says:

              Yes, it will ship on Saturday, and you should receive it on Monday

              —-

              Anyone else get a delivery estimate?

  • Andres

    It seems like http://www.kamerabild.se now have posted a whole bunch of NEF and JPG-files for download in ISO:s from 1600 to 409600.

    http://www.kamerabild.se/node/543385

    • Mike

      It’s early March, shouldn’t there be some snow still in Sweden?

      • Bengt

        That’s what you’d think but the winter has been utterly shit.

  • anon743

    Thx Peter

    Cracked (unprotected) PDF manual available here
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/hqa9y9rupi7np9q/D4SUM_(En)01.pdf

  • broxibear

    What Digital Camera D4s first look…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wncU-JS07GA

  • Ahiker

    Just an FYI… If you folks who ordered from Amazon.Com had used the CHASE Amazon charge card you would be getting about $195 in Amazon Credit points which would just about get you a back-up battery when they come available!!!

    • xnavyguy

      That’s exactly what I did…..used my Amazon chase card and will just pay it off when the bill arrives. Figure the extra points will be nice to put towards a second battery.

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