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Advantages of the Nikon D4s

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$5,499.00 vs $6,349.00
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The best price we've seen is $850 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Size
Slightly smaller
160×157×91 mm vs 160×159×92 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
1,350 g vs 1,415 g
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.6" vs 3.6"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D5

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
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Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
2,359k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,280,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The D5's maximum light sensitivity is 14 f-stops better
Focus points
Many more focus points
153 vs 51
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Battery life
Longer battery life
3780 shots vs 3020 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
14 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.7 MP vs 16.2 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.72x vs 0.70x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Battery life Very long battery life Help
D4s3020 shots
D53780 shots
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
D4s0.70x
D50.72x
Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
D4s11 fps
D514 fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Thickness Quite thick Help
3.6"
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D4s$5,499.00
D5$6,349.00
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Weight Heavy Help
D4s1,350 g
D51,415 g
Size Large Help
D4s160×157×91 mm
D5160×159×92 mm
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D4s16.2 MP
D520.7 MP

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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