Nikon D4 vs Nikon D5300

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Nikon D4
Nikon D5300

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
51.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D4 has 51.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D5300 only has 39.00 auto focus points.
Better expert reviews
Based on 72 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D4 is 91%, but the average rating of the Nikon D5300 is 84% (based on 77 reviews).
13 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, however the Nikon D4 is only a 16.2MP digital camera (8MP 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.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a total megapixel count of 24.78MP, whereas the Nikon D4 is only a 16.6MP digital camera (8.18MP less).
0.99s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Nikon D4 (0.01s).
10fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, whereas the Nikon D4 is only a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps lower).
115,800 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a display resolution of 1,036,800 pixels, whereas the Nikon D4 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,800 pixels lower).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.82x, but the Nikon D4 is only a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

2x lighter Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera. That's 702g lighter than the Nikon D4 (480g). 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.

58.5mm shorter Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 98mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D4 is a 156.5mm tall digital camera (58.5mm taller).
20% thinner Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a depth of 76mm, however the Nikon D4 is a 90.5mm deep digital camera (14.5mm thicker).
A lot narrower Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a width of 125mm, however the Nikon D4 is a 160mm wide digital camera (35mm wider).
£2,235 cheaper
The Nikon D5300 costs £264.40, whereas the Nikon D4 is £2,499.00.
Available from 35 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
One more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 13 awards, however the Nikon D4 has 12 awards.

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
50% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 8MP lower than the Nikon D5300 (24.2MP). 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.

50% less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 16.6MP digital camera. That's 8.18MP less than the Nikon D5300 (24.78MP).
Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D4 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
10fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 10fps lower than the Nikon D5300 (60fps).
115,800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 115,800 pixels lower than the Nikon D5300 (1,036,800 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.12x lower than the Nikon D5300 (0.82x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Significantly heavier Edit
The Nikon D4 has a weight of 1.2kg, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera (702g 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.

Taller Edit
The Nikon D4 is a 156.5mm tall digital camera. That's 58.5mm taller than the Nikon D5300 (98mm).
17% thicker Edit
The Nikon D4 has a depth of 90.5mm. That's 14.5mm thicker than the Nikon D5300 (76mm).
22% wider Edit
The Nikon D4 has a width of 160mm. That's 35mm wider than the Nikon D5300 (125mm).
More expensive by £2,235
The Nikon D4 is £2,234.60 more expensive than the Nikon D5300.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D4 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Nikon D5300 is stocked by 37 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over one year
The Nikon D4 is 18 months older than the Nikon D5300.
One less award
The Nikon D4 has only received 12 awards, however the Nikon D5300 has received 13 awards.
2 Reasons Against
Twelve less auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D5300 has 39.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D4 only has 51.00 auto focus points.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D5300 has an average expert rating of 84%, but the Nikon D4 has an average expert rating of 91% (based on 72 reviews).

Awards

12 Awards
camcorderinfo.com: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
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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
13 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

40 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 24.2MP
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
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 2400 x 1344
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 24.78MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon-AF
 Nikon F
 Nikon D
 Nikon-AF
 Nikon F
 Nikon D
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm

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
 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
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 3
Auto Focus Point
51
BEST
39
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
 50
 64
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 8000
 10000
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 50
 64
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 12,800
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)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 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@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@60fps
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data

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 1,036,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 0.82x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fine
 Direct sunlight
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fine
 Direct sunlight
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -1.7 - 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm 18mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
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)
 GRE
 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)
 GRE
 THA
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 480g
BEST
Height
156.5mm 98mm
BEST
Depth
90.5mm 76mm
BEST
Width
160mm 125mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 195g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 66mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.5mm
Weight Including Battery
1.3kg 530g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL18 EN-EL14a
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230mAh
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
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
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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