Nikon D4 vs Nikon D5100

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95

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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

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

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

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Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,349 - $2,797 body only

$3,297 with 24-120mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
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Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$5,999 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO

Nikon D5100 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$677 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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