Nikon D4 vs Nikon D3

Winner
Nikon D4

92

Nikon D3

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D4

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
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

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 D5

Nikon D5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$5,000 - $5,997 body only

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Battery life Longer battery life

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,904 body only

Size Much smaller
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$5,897 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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