Nikon D4 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D4

100

Nikon D5100

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D4

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,965 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
89.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.7 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm)
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D4.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D4 Competitors

Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$4,994 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$5,561 - $6,497 body only

$6,731 with 50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Thickness Thinner
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$588 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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