Nikon D4 vs Nikon D3S

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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 D3S

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
3,253 ISO
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
120 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
4200 shots
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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

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Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

$3,297 with 24-120mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
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Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$5,999 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 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 D3S Competitors

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
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Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
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Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,125 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

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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.