Nikon D4 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D4

115

Nikon D5100

74

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

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
Badge
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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,897 body only

$2,397 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$4,800 - $5,997 body only

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,191 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

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

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$393 body only

$426 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$411 - $597 body only

$479 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag

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