Nikon D4 vs Nikon D3S

Winner
Nikon D4

134

Nikon D3S

131

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 D3S

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
3,253 ISO
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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,897 body only

$2,397 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$4,800 - $5,997 body only

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,191 - $2,797 body only

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

Overall image quality Better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO

Nikon D3S Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,897 body only

$2,397 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3

Nikon D3

Pro DSLR

$458 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D3X

Nikon D3X

Pro DSLR

$3,000 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

discussion

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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.