As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D4 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon D4's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D810 and the D800) and Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the EOS 5D Mark III)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years newer
$1,999 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,583 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D810 and D4

  • None found

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
similar age
$1,299 - $1,879 (body only)
$3,464 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D800 and D4

  • None found

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S
2 years older
$1,869 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3S (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3S (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3S and D4

  • None found

Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s
2 years newer
$4,600 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D4s (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D4s (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D4s and D4

  • None found

Nikon D3

Nikon D3
4 years older
$784 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3 (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3 (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3 and D4

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and D4

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
4 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and D4

  • None found

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and D4

  • None found

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3
1 year newer
$818 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-3 (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-3 and D4

  • None found

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
5 years older
$975 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D40 and D4

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
9 months older
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and D4

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and D4

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D4 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs none), significantly larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.36x), has a weather sealed body and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes significantly lower resolution photos (16.2 MP vs 36.2 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
4 years newer
$1,699 - $2,049 (body only)
$1,998 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the D4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the D4)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and D4

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
3 years newer
$443 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D4)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 2600 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the 1 J5 and D4

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
1 year newer
$1,604 (body only)
$2,148 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the D4)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 16.2 MP
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Large (160×157×91 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the D4)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 2600 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A7R and D4

  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks