+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
  1. #1
    ^ broke something
    Admin
    jdeg's Avatar

    D800 vs D4

    The following is a comparison between the new D800 & D4. First, here is what is different:

    Feature D4 D800
    Price $5,999.95 $2,999.95
    Effective Pixels 16.2 million 36.3 million
    Sensor Size 36.0mm x 23.9mm 35.9mm x 24mm
    Storage media CF, XQD
    (1 slot of each)
    CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC
    (1 slot CD, 1 SD)
    Top Continuous Shooting 10 fps, 11fps AE/AF locked 4fps
    ISO 100-12,800
    Lo-1 50
    Hi-4 204,800
    100-6400
    Lo-1 50
    Hi-1 12,800
    Ui-2 25,600
    Movie HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
    HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
    HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
    HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
    Wi-fi WT-4a, WT-5a WT-4a, eye-fi card
    Built in flash no yes
    Interface ethernet jack no ethernet jack
    Battery EN-EL18 EN-EL15
    Battery life 2,600 shots 900 shots
    Dimensions Width 6.3 in. (160mm)
    Height 6.2 in. (156.5mm)
    Depth 3.6 in. (90.5mm)
    Width 5.7 in. (144.78mm)
    Height 4.8 in. (121.92mm)
    Depth 3.2 in. (81.28mm)
    Weight 41.6 oz. (1180g) 31.7 oz. (900g)


    See here for an explanation as to why the D800 has a higher resolution sensor.


    What is the same:
    • FX format
    • 3.2in screen
    • 100% viewfinder coverage
    • 9, 21, 51 AF points w/ 3d tracking
    • 91,000 pixel RGB sensor
    • HD 1080p video
    • H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
    • Fastest shutter speed 1/8000
    • Live view
    • CLS supported
    • HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, Headphone Connector, NTSC, Stereo Microphone Input, Super Speed USB 2.0


    The D4:




    The D800:




    › See More: D800 vs D4
    John

    Buy & sell gear for free in the Nikonites Market
    Nikon 10-24mm FOR SALE



  2. #2
    Junior Member

    Re: D800 vs D4

    I have a D300 I've outgrown and am ready for a new Nikon body...
    I could afford a D4 or D800... but I'm frankly torn on which to purchase!

    I think I'll likely get more enjoyment out of the D800 because I'm most passionate about my landscape photography. However the wireless capabilities of the D4 really had me excited and the D4 may be overall more practical. The ability to use the WT-5a (along with all the wireless controls) on the D800 would be my ideal solution.

    I know a lot of folks would jump at the D4 but the nearly $3000 savings could go towards a lot of other things.... What would you do in my position?

  3. #3
    Member
    Clayton's Avatar

    Re: D800 vs D4

    Get the D800 and use the extra cash for lenses/accessories for it. You lucky devil you

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Mark E's Avatar

    Re: D800 vs D4

    I have the D700, when all the talk about a new replacement started, I thought no chance I would put down my D700. But, having seen the stats on the new D800, may have to rethink that.

  5. #5
    Junior Member

    Re: D800 vs D4

    I was and always have been a Canon shooter. The D4 and everything it offers persuaded me to jump ship. I invested in the D4 with a few outstanding Nikkor lenses, including the newest 85 1.8G, the 50 1.4G and the awesome 24-70 nano coated 2.8G. The decision was made while trying to decide between the new D4 and the new 1DX. Hands down and as I've always fantasized, the new Nikon pro system won the battle. A lot of Canon investment to go onto Craigslist. More importantly, I don't care what everyone has been brainwashed to think but the megapixel count is not the only thing to do with superior image quality. To defend that statement, just watch Jared Polin on his "fro knows" CES tour. He mentions a forty something megapixel camera offered by Fisher Price or some other children's toy manufacturer. The gadget is priced as low as a large junky infant's toy can be, probably around fifty bucks. Would you think that because of its megapixel count, the toy will shoot superior images to the Nikon D4? Highly doubtful.

    I'm quite aware of pixel size vs. count when it comes to image quality. Bottom line, I ordered my new Nikon system and have been sleepless at nights awaiting its arrival. By the way, my current Canon system sports more MPs than my new switch. I'd be crazy to switch to Nikon for a system that produces images of a lower quality. Nope, I've thrown the MP marketing ploy right out the window. I want top notch quality. Period. Through research, I've found that the D4 will offer nothing less than just that. Considering video, hell, I'm a still shooter. Could care less about it. So, my opinion on stills is not biased one way or the other. I focused on stills and stills only. Think of this, I ordered the D4 and have time to change my mind. I could easily swap for the D800 with its abundance of MPs, grab a few more lenses and save even more money. Guess what? Not gonna happen. My long research has lead me right into Nikon D4 hands. I will miss Canon but the truth is in the pudding.

    Without all the mumbo jumbo...

    D4....all the way!!!!

    Another sleepless night ahead.

    Save the extra bucks and go for quality over quantity.

    Good night my (new) Nikon friends.

    M.A.M.
    Likes fotojack, Rick M, jdeg, pedroj, Ijustwant1 liked this post
     

  6. #6
    ^ broke something
    Admin
    jdeg's Avatar

    Re: D800 vs D4

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelmurphy007 View Post
    To defend that statement, just watch Jared Polin on his "fro knows" CES tour. He mentions a forty something megapixel camera offered by Fisher Price or some other children's toy manufacturer. The gadget is priced as low as a large junky infant's toy can be, probably around fifty bucks. Would you think that because of its megapixel count, the toy will shoot superior images to the Nikon D4? Highly doubtful.
    Hey Michael - welcome to Nikonites! It's funny that you mention that. I actually ran into Jarad at CES and had a quick chat with him. I got to mess with the D4 a little as well (see the front page of the site). That was fun

    But yeah, a lot of people don't understand megapixels. This is one reason I wrote the explanation of the pixel counts of the D4 and D800. I'm sure in the near future camera companies will start throwing another measure out there for marketing, like pixel density or something.
    John

    Buy & sell gear for free in the Nikonites Market
    Nikon 10-24mm FOR SALE

  7. #7
    Junior Member

    Re: D800 vs D4

    jdeg,

    thank you. It is already becoming a strange transition and I don't even have the gear yet. lol. Again, I'm super excited to join the Nikon and Nikonite world. Yeah, good old marketing. Such a powerful force in the world. My brother (R.I.P.) was a creative director for a large ad firm. I once heard him tell someone, something along the lines of, creating the perception of reality. I don't remember the line exactly but the idea really stuck in my head. Amazing.

  8. #8
    Gear Head
    Moderator
    gqtuazon's Avatar

    Re: D800 vs D4

    I've tried the D800 and it was amazing camera that can provide vivid clarity after zooming in to 300x. AF seems to be better than my D700 and the larger LCD matches the MP it has. Zoom in all you want.

    However, after trying the D4, this camera set at Ch (around 9fps?), it focuses quicker and shoot it like a machine gun. Wow! What an amazing camera. One must try this first instead of just reading the specs, reading opinions of others, and watching video clips. A test drive is a must if you are left between a D800 and D4. If you are not ready to commit, then don't try either.

    Congrats Michael on your purchase. Not too many are willing to jump ship since most photographers, like yourself, have invested a lot on glass.
    Best regards,

    Glenn
    My Gear
    Flickr
    My website

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    bobmielke's Avatar

    Re: D800 vs D4

    Considering I'm strictly an amateur these days I'm going to stick with my new D7000. I have a fair amount of money invested in new DX glass and find the low light capabilities of my D7000 very appealing. I'm not an action photographer so the frame rates won't sway my decisions. I'm quite able to create sharp prints to 20"x30" and bigger so I'll pass on the incredibly high resolution of the D800.

    My 50mm F/1.4D prime lens will do fine on either an FX or DX body.
    Last edited by bobmielke; 02-18-2012 at 01:35 AM. Reason: spelling errors

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    I could be wrong about this but won't the large format give me the added benefit of liberally cropping post-process without sacrificing print quality at normal sizes?





Quick Reply Quick Reply

If you are already a member, please login above before posting.

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Nikonites uses: