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Nikon D4 vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D4 vs Nikon D5300

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Nikon D4
Nikon D5300

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Three more awards
The Nikon D4 has 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon D5300 has 9 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 76 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D4 is 91%, but the average rating of the Nikon D5300 is 86% (based on 62 reviews).
5 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel 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.

115,800 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon D4 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,800 pixels lower).
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.

£3,906 cheaper
The Nikon D5300 costs £318.99, whereas the Nikon D4 is £4,225.00.
Available from 31 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
50% lower megapixel 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.

115,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) 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).
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.

More expensive by £3,906
The Nikon D4 is £3,906.01 more expensive than the Nikon D5300.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D4 is only stocked by 3 retailers, however the Nikon D5300 is stocked by 34 retailers. 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 two months
The Nikon D4 is two months older than the Nikon D5300.
2 Reasons Against
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D5300 has received 9 awards, the Nikon D4 has received 12 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D5300 has an average expert rating of 86%, but the Nikon D4 has an average expert rating of 91% (based on 76 reviews).

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
9 Awards
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
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

45 months Ago 43 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.2MP 24.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
 JPEG XR
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 24.78MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 40
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 210mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 105
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon D
 Nikon-AF
 Nikon F
 Nikon D
 Nikon-AF
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection 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
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
51
BEST
39
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 Auto
 64
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 Auto
 64
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,036,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fine
 Direct sunlight
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fine
 Direct sunlight
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data EXPEED 4
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -1.7 - 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm 18mm
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 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
 Multi
 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
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 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
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 480g
BEST
Height
156.5mm 98mm
Depth
90.5mm 76mm
Width
160mm 125mm
Weight (including Battery)
1.3kg 530g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL18 EN-EL14a
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 600 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
4928 x 3280 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ViewNX 2
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
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
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Software CD
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Neck Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Neck strap
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