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
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV

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

$5,221 body only

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

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,497 body only

$1,899 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$2,199 with 24-85mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Significantly smaller
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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