Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon D4 vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D4

Winner
Nikon D4

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Nikon D7000

76

Nikon D7000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D4

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,965 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
89.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Focus points
Many focus points
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Advantages of the Nikon D4

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,965 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
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The D4 has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the D7000
Overall image quality Better image quality 89.0 vs 80.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Battery life Much longer battery life 2600 shots vs 1050 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 11 fps vs 6 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.62x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Color depth Better color depth 24.7 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 204,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The D4's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Focus points More focus points 51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D4's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 208 ms vs 238 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Size Much smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 160x157x91 mm
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2.1x smaller
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 152 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 13.1 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Much lighter 780 g vs 1,340 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Much thinner 3" vs 3.6"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $624.95 vs $4,602.57
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The best price we've seen is $3,978 cheaper (7.4x less)
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              D4:300 ms
              D7000:400 ms
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              D4:51
              D7000:39
              Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D4:16.2 MP
              D7000:16.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,079 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thinner
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $458 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

              Nikon D4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1D X

              Canon EOS 1D X

              Pro DSLR

              $5,100 - $6,799 body only

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D4s

              Nikon D4s

              Pro DSLR

              $6,497 body only

              Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,289 - $3,297 body only

              $4,890 - $5,187 with 24-70mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Nikon D3S

              Nikon D3S

              Pro DSLR

              $4,995 body only

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $792 body only

              $940 with 18-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,147 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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              UTPAL (3:46 PM, January 03, 2013)
              I PREFER D7000 AS FOR ALL ROUNDER,WITHIN BUDGET>
               
              Mayukh Dasgupta (8:07 AM, January 11, 2012)
              d4 is a mid range professional camera.a perfect time to release bcoz other dan dis camera der in on d3x which can shoot above 14mp in fx format.