Nikon D4 vs Nikon D800E

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Nikon D4
Nikon D800E

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 higher than the Nikon D800E (6,400).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps higher than the Nikon D800E (30fps).
A bit bigger eye relief Edit
The Nikon D4 is an 18mm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Nikon D800E is only a 17mm Eye relief digital camera (1mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Nine more awards
The Nikon D4 has 12 awards from expert review sites, but the Nikon D800E has 3 awards.
6 Reasons For
20.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800E has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, but the Nikon D4 is only a 16.2MP digital camera (20.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

20.2MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800E has a total megapixel count of 36.8MP, however the Nikon D4 is only a 16.6MP digital camera (20.2MP less).
32% lighter Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 900g digital camera. That's 282g lighter than the Nikon D4 (900g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£2,839 cheaper
The Nikon D800E is £2,839 cheaper than the Nikon D4.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 19 expert reviews, the Nikon D800E has an average review score of 93%, whereas the Nikon D4 has an average rating of 91% (based on 72 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
2x lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 20.1MP lower than the Nikon D800E (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 16.6MP digital camera. That's 20.2MP less than the Nikon D800E (36.8MP).
24% heavier Edit
The Nikon D4 has a weight of 1.2kg, however the Nikon D800E is a 900g digital camera (282g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

More expensive by £2,839
The Nikon D4 is £2,839 more expensive than the Nikon D800E.
Fewer sellers
The Nikon D4 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Nikon D800E is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon D4 is 91%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D800E is 93% (based on 19 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
6,400 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D800E has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Nikon D4 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
20fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D800E has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Nikon D4 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps higher).
Smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 17mm Eye relief digital camera. That's 1mm smaller than the Nikon D4 (17mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Five months older
The Nikon D800E is older than the Nikon D4 by five months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D800E has received 3 awards, the Nikon D4 has received 12 awards.

Awards

12 Awards
camcorderinfo.com: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
theregister.co.uk: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
3 Awards
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
camerastuffreviewcom: Good Stuff
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 45 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2400 x 1344
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 3600 x 2400
 2400 x 1344
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 3600 x 2400
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 23.9 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 36.8MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon-AF
 Nikon F
 Nikon D
 Nikon-AF
 Nikon F
 Nikon D
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Point
51 51
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 64
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 64
 400
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 0.7x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fine
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fine
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -3 - 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
18mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 THA
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 THA
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 900g
BEST
Height
156.5mm 123mm
Depth
90.5mm 81.5mm
Width
160mm 146mm
Weight Including Battery
1.3kg 1kg
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL18 EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 900 shots
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
4928 x 3280 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cap included
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