Nikon D800E vs Nikon D4
Top 20 Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D4
Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
2.24x more megapixels (photo)
A little bit 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.
Somewhat 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.
A lot lighter
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.
Explicitly 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.
Appreciably 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
Vastly 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.
34.60 mm shorter
A bit thinner
9 mm thinner
Noticeably less startup delay
0.18 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
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 flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Significantly newer USB version
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
Nikon D800E is better than Nikon D4 because...
Top Six Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D800E
Substantially 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.
The device can connect to WiFi.
Somewhat more battery power
5.26% more battery power
Appreciably 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.