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 (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D4 has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Nikon D5300 only has 39.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
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).
8 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.

A lot more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a total megapixels 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 motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Nikon D4 is only a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps lower).
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).
Higher magnification Edit
Nikon D5300 is 0.82x lens magnification ratio, 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.

One more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 13 awards, however the Nikon D4 has 12 awards.

Reasons Against

9 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.

50% less total megapixels 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 motion 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 (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).
Lower magnification Edit
Nikon D4 is only 0.7x lens magnification ratio. 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.

Older by over two years
The Nikon D4 is two years older than the Nikon D5300.
One less award
The Nikon D4 has only received 12 awards, however the Nikon D5300 has received 13 awards.
3 Reasons Against
Twelve less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D5300 has 39.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Nikon D4 only has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
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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
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
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

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.2MP 24.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
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
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 24.78MP
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Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4
 16:9
 3:2
 5:4

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon D
 Nikon-AF
 Nikon F
 Nikon D
 Nikon-AF
 Nikon F
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
 64
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 64
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 12,800
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)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 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@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,036,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.7x 0.82x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

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
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
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
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
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
 Landscape
 Portrait
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)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
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)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL18 EN-EL14a
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

Packaging Content

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
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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