Nikon D4 vs Nikon D3

Winner
Nikon D4

100

Nikon D3

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D4

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,965 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
88 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
4300 shots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 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 D3.

competitors

Nikon D4 Competitors

Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$5,999 - $6,497 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,349 - $6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

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

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$106 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$777 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,497 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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