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
Great image quality
Overall image quality
89.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.1 EV
 

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
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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

$5,221 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 D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,549 - $1,897 body only

$2,497 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$101 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$700 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 - $720 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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