Nikon D4S vs Nikon D800E

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Nikon D4S
Nikon D800E

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Nikon D800E is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower).
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D4S has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, however the Nikon D800E is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
One more memory slot Edit
The number of memory slots on the Nikon D4S is two, but the Nikon D800E only has one memory slot.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Six more awards
The Nikon D4S has 9 awards, but the Nikon D800E has 3 awards.
10 Reasons For
20.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800E has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, however the Nikon D4S 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, whereas the Nikon D4S is only a 16.6MP digital camera (20.2MP less).
100 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D800E has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon D4S is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
100% wider field of view Edit
The Nikon D800E has a field of view of 100%, whereas the Nikon D4S is only a unknown% field of view digital camera (100% narrower).
Bigger eye relief Edit
Nikon D800E is 17mm Eye relief. That's 17mm bigger than the Nikon D4S (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.

32% lighter Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 900g digital camera. That's 280g lighter than the Nikon D4S (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.

A lot shorter Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 123mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D4S is a 156.5mm tall digital camera (33.5mm taller).
12% thinner Edit
The Nikon D800E has a depth of 81.5mm, however the Nikon D4S is a 90.5mm deep digital camera (9mm thicker).
14mm narrower Edit
The Nikon D800E has a width of 146mm, however the Nikon D4S is a 160mm wide digital camera (14mm wider).
£229 cheaper
The Nikon D800E costs £2,249.99, whereas the Nikon D4S is £2,479.00.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, but the Nikon D800E is a 36.3MP digital camera (20.1MP higher). 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 less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S has a total megapixel count of 16.6MP, however the Nikon D800E is a 36.8MP digital camera (20.2MP more).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S has a minimum ISO speed of 200, however the Nikon D800E is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
24% heavier Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 1.2kg digital camera. That's 280g heavier than the Nikon D800E (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.

22% taller Edit
The Nikon D4S has a height of 156.5mm, however the Nikon D800E is a 123mm tall digital camera (33.5mm shorter).
9mm thicker Edit
Nikon D4S is 90.5mm deep, but the Nikon D800E is an 81.5mm deep digital camera (9mm thinner).
Moderately wider Edit
Nikon D4S is 160mm wide, but the Nikon D800E is a 146mm wide digital camera (14mm narrower).
£229 more expensive
The Nikon D4S is more expensive than the Nikon D800E by £229.01.
6 Reasons Against
Hugely lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D800E has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Nikon D4S is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D800E has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, whereas the Nikon D4S is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
One less memory slot Edit
The Nikon D800E has one memory slot, however the Nikon D4S only has two memory slots.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 stores sells the Nikon D800E, however 6 shops sell the Nikon D4S. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Eleven months older
The Nikon D800E is older than the Nikon D4S by eleven months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D800E has received 3 awards, the Nikon D4S has received 9 awards.

Awards

9 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
3 Awards
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
camerastuffreviewcom: Good Stuff
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential

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Date Released

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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
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 3600 x 2400
 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
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 23.9 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 36.8MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 5:4
 16:9
 5:4
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 200
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 200
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
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
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 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@30fps
 1280×720@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
 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
2
BEST
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

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 0.7x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -3 - 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 900g
BEST
Height
156.5mm 123mm
BEST
Depth
90.5mm 81.5mm
BEST
Width
160mm 146mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1kg

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL18a 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
BEST
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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