Nikon D800 vs Nikon D4

Tie
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D4

98

Tie

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon D800 over the Nikon D4.
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D4

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon D4 over the Nikon D800.

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D4.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$790 - $1,497 body only

$1,774 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,797 body only

$2,583 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Nikon D4 Competitors

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,797 body only

$2,583 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$1,869 body only

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

discussion

Nikon D800
D800
Nikon

Report a correction
Nikon D4
D4
Nikon

Report a correction

Showing 13 comments

Avatar for PSAGuy PSAGuy (3:37 AM, December 25, 2015)
As a pro I can say I have never shot a camera that focuses so fast as the D4. None....EVER. Today I shot over 1500 hockey images and NOT ONE was out of perfect focus ! Not a single image. I don't know any other camera that performs like this.
 
Avatar for Kostis Kostis (10:23 PM, January 12, 2014)
There is no marketing on professional cameras.

this is a comparison with 2 totally different camera types.
the d4 is a professional sports/action/low light camera (ease of use in tough "conditions")
and the d800 is a professional scenery,portrait camera.(better image quality)
 
Avatar for J-me Bernardo J-me Bernardo (6:01 PM, January 10, 2014)
"Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos" .... Is it a joke?
 
Avatar for Graham Price Graham Price (6:15 PM, September 06, 2013)
FYI the D800 also focusses continuously while shooting movies - in reality a completely useless function as it looks very amateurish to see video footage where the camera is trying to find focus. A professional would only use manual focus during filming.
 
Henning Hansen (1:09 PM, May 14, 2013)
Why are you afraid to compare the Sony a99? It produces fantastic results equal or better than both, translucent technology blows the others away and offers in one camera what Nikon is trying to achive in two!
 
Avatar for PSAGuy PSAGuy (7:08 PM, January 22, 2013)
High ISO performance is easier to achieve with a lower megapixel rating. True high iso performance is possible on the D4.
 
Avatar for PSAGuy PSAGuy (7:06 PM, January 22, 2013)
You are forgetting MUCH longer shutter life on D4 !!
 
Treepop (5:25 AM, March 24, 2012)
 Hows is 100 to 99 a tie?
 
Greg Post (9:48 PM, March 13, 2012)
Agreed, I prefer the more blocky look of the D700 over the new D800 look. Still, one hell of a camera.
 
stefano diez (3:43 PM, February 14, 2012)
Sorry, in marketing more is better?
 
stefano diez (3:42 PM, February 14, 2012)
I' think that 36Mpx is too much on fx format to obtain clear quality, and why the flagship (D4) have "only" 16 Mpx. Peraphs in marketig low is better?
 
W2778823 (6:39 AM, February 08, 2012)
The rounded D800 is less of beauty.  Fuji X100 is the recent neo-classic beauty.  Nikon F4S is also a beauty of metal.
 
gerel (0:53 AM, February 08, 2012)
great camera ... can u explain iso noise?? d800 & d4