Summary Nikon D4

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 6
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 36x24mm
Screen resolution
Help 920k dots
Help 16.2 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3.2"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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The Nikon D4 vs other recent DSLRs

Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,965 ISO
Color depth Good color depth Help
24.7 bits
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
300 ms startup delay
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
2600 shots
Focus points Many focus points Help
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Storage slots More storage slots Help
Overall image quality Great overall image quality Help
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
11 fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Light sensitivity (boost) High boost light sensitivity Help
204,800 ISO
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
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The Nikon D4 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Shutter lag Short shutter lag Help
208 ms shutter lag


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The Nikon D4 vs other recent DSLRs

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Size Quite large Help
Large (160×157×91 mm)
Thickness Thick Help
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Announced Old Help
January 2012
Lowest price Very expensive Help
Weight Very heavy Help
1,340 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
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The Nikon D4 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
920k dots
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16.2 MP




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Avatar for Tinker's Realm! Tinker's Realm! (1:22 AM, May 26, 2012)
Do you still think this is true? I received the d800 but went in today and bought the D4- instantly felt comfortable w/it but now need to decide what to do w/ my d800? D o I sell the D800- or is it worth keeping for the added detail capability ect.
Rene (2:26 PM, February 08, 2012)
The D4 will not have 2 Compact Flash Slots - just 1... the other card slot is for the brand new XQD type...
Philpunton (11:18 PM, February 07, 2012)
Just waiting for delivery, the D800 is no match for this wonderful camera
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:01 AM, January 12, 2012)
Thanks for catching that, we'll have that updated tomorrow, you're right, the D4 does include a self cleaning sensor.
Avatar for LehiThinker LehiThinker (10:39 PM, January 11, 2012)
According to the D4 specifications on the Nikon website, the D4 does include a self cleaning sensor. Snapsort has it listed as not having this functionality.