Nikon D4 (Body Only) comparison

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Nikon D4 (Body Only)

Nikon D4 (Body Only)
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body Only)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body Only)
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Nikon D800 (Body Only)

Nikon D800 (Body Only)
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Nikon D7000 (Body Only)

Nikon D7000 (Body Only)
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Nikon D300s (Body Only)

Nikon D300s (Body Only)
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Price $5,949 at 1 store $3,399 to $3,999 at 12 stores $2,099 to $3,892 at 5 stores $899 at 1 store $1,549 to $1,699 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 4 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 39 reviews 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date January 06, 2012 March 05, 2012 March 22, 2012 October 15, 2010 August 31, 2009
The Bottom Line For Nikon devotees looking for the fastest body available, the D4 delivers. While it's not a no-brainer upgrade over the Mark II, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is worth the price premium if better performance and configurability matter to you. An unsurprisingly great camera that's worth every penny of its higher price for its target market of professional nonsports photographers, the Nikon D800 should definitely please those who've been waiting patiently to replace their older Nikon equipment. An excellent dSLR for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively cheap option, the Nikon D7000 delivers on almost all counts, including the company's best shooting design to date. The Nikon D300s is a great camera, especially if you need the burst speed or slightly improved low-light focus, but if you don't care about video you might consider looking for a really good deal on a D300 and using what you save to splurge on a good lens.

Basic specs

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Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Video capture MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 424 -
MOV - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
AVI - 1280 x 720 -
AVI - 640 x 480 -
AVI - 320 x 240 -
Product Type Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Weight 2.6 lbs
1.9 lbs
2 lbs
1.5 lbs
1.9 lbs
Light sensitivity ISO 204800
ISO 100-12800
ISO 102400
ISO 50
ISO 25600
ISO 51200
ISO auto
ISO 100-12800
ISO 102400
ISO 50
ISO 25600
ISO 51200
ISO auto (100-12800)
ISO 20000
ISO 16000
ISO 100-6400
ISO 50-100
ISO 6400-25600
ISO auto
ISO auto
ISO 100-25600
ISO 200-3200
ISO 100
ISO 6400
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Lithium ion
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Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3.2 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3.2 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3.2 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 6.3 in x 3.6 in x 6.2 in
6 in x 3 in x 4.6 in
5.7 in x 3.2 in x 4.8 in
5.2 in x 3 in x 4.1 in
5.8 in x 2.9 in x 4.5 in
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