Nikon D4 vs Nikon D800E
Top Six Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D800E
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
2.75x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
A tad more battery power
5.26% more battery power
The device can connect to WiFi.
Substantially longer battery life
1700 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Has both CompactFlash and XQD card slots
Having different card options gives you more choice / storage.
Nikon D4 is better than Nikon D800E because...
Top 20 Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D4
Clearly more megapixels (photo)
2.24x more megapixels (photo)
Modestly larger sensor
24 x 35.9 mm
23.9 x 36 mm
0.14% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Marginally lower noise at high ISO
0.47% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Plenty better image quality
6 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
280 g lighter
Better color depth
3.64% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Considerably wider dynamic range
9.16% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
Sizably less body volume
1.58x less body volume
Has a built-in focus motor
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. With it built into the camera, you still have the function when using a lens without its own motor. This allows you to use a wider range of lenses.
15.22 mm narrower
Significantly less shutter lag
0.17 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
A tad thinner
9 mm thinner
Considerably less startup delay
0.18 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
34.60 mm shorter
Has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Has timelapse function
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Measurably newer USB version
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.