Nikon D4 vs Nikon D3S

Winner
Nikon D4

100

Nikon D3S

97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D4

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
120 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
4200 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D4.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3S.

competitors

Nikon D4 Competitors

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,797 body only

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

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$1,299 - $1,879 body only

$3,464 with 24-85mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

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

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much smaller
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D3S Competitors

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Nikon Z6

Boutique

$1,764 - $1,997

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$4,860 - $6,497 body only

$6,714 with 50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

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

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Avatar for Mrki Mrki (9:18 PM, January 19, 2015)
Nikon D3s best!
 
Avatar for Thorsten Odinsson Thorsten Odinsson (4:03 PM, December 31, 2013)
"Lucky" all those, who have so much money to buy one of these two cameras !!! :/
 
Avatar for joneill517 joneill517 (1:10 AM, August 10, 2013)
I love my D3s. The D4 seems to have some cool features but I can't see plunking down six grand for the improvements.The 102,000 ISO boost on the D3s looks like crap anyway.