Nikon D4

32 Reasons why Nikon D4 is better

than the average

1.Noticeably larger sensor
36 x 23.9mmvs 14.6 x 10.8mm (the average)
vs 81.2 x 25.4mm (best: Polaroid Snap)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.Appreciably more focus points
51vs 37 (the average)
vs 425 (best: Sony Alpha a6500)
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.Vastly lower noise at high ISO
2965ISOvs 957ISO (the average)
vs 3702ISO (best: Sony Alpha 7S)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
4.Noticeably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
11fpsvs 7fps (the average)
vs 60fps (best: Nikon DL18-50)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5.Measurably longer battery life
2600shotsvs 516shots (the average)
vs 4400shots (best: Nikon D3x)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
6.Has WiFi
Yesvs No (67% don't have it)
The device can connect to WiFi.
7.Much better color depth
24.7bitsvs 22.8bits (the average)
vs 42bits (best: HP Photosmart R927)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
8.Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yesvs No (89% don't have it)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
9.Has a 24p cinema mode
Yesvs No (76% don't have it)
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
10.Higher pixel density
442ppivs 360ppi (the average)
vs 544ppi (best: Sony A7)
11.Has a built-in HDR mode
Yesvs No (74% don't have it)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
12.Explicitly more battery power
2000mAhvs 1212mAh (the average)
vs 4360mAh (best: Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless)
13.Sizably wider dynamic range
13.1Evsvs 11.8Evs (the average)
vs 14.8Evs (best: Nikon D810A)
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.
14.Is dustproof and water resistant
Yesvs No (91% don't have it)
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
15.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (77% don't have it)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
16.Distinctly higher resolution
784x1,176pxvs 875x609px (the average)
vs 1,517x1,011px (best: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S)
17.Has a built-in focus motor
Yesvs No (86% don't have it)
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
18.Marginally bigger screen size
3.2"vs 2.9" (the average)
vs 4.8" (best: Samsung Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi))
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
19.Has GPS
Yesvs No (85% don't have it)
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
20.Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yesvs No (71% don't have it)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
21.Weather sealed
Yesvs No (83% don't have it)
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
22.Is a system camera
Yesvs No (58% don't have it)
A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
23.Significantly less shutter lag
0.208svs 16.330s (the average)
vs 0.00025s (best: Leica M Typ 240)
The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
24.Has an optical viewfinder
Yesvs No (71% don't have it)
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
25.Can be controlled remotely
Yesvs No (57% don't have it)
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
26.Modestly more viewfinder coverage
100%vs 98% (the average)
vs 100% (best: Sony A7)
With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
27.Has manual shutter speed
Yesvs No (56% don't have it)
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
28.Appreciably less startup delay
0.3svs 34.8s (the average)
vs 0.01s (best: Nikon D70)
It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
29.Newer EXPEED version
3vs 3 (the average)
vs 6 (best: Nikon DL18-50)
Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
30.Has dual card slots
Yesvs No (97% don't have it)
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
31.Significantly more cross-type focus points
15vs 13 (the average)
vs 169 (best: Sony Alpha a6500)
Cross-type focus points, in contrast to normal focus points, can detect both horizonal and vertical making them the most precise and reliable focus points to use.
32.Has both CompactFlash and XQD card slots
Having different card options gives you more choice / storage.
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