• 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600

Advantages

Nikon Df over Nikon D4S

Nikon D4S over Nikon Df

  • Fast startup
    0.20 vs 0.55 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer battery life
    3020 vs 1400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More cross-type AF points
    15 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.8 fps vs 1.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.4 fps vs 1.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 204800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Review Excerpt

  • Same sensor and processor as professional D4; Great image quality; Arguably the best available-light shooter in its class; Handsome, retro styling; Weather-sealed design; Big, clear full-frame viewfinder; Excellent battery life

  • Expensive; Bulky, yet handgrip is quite modest; Some controls are clumsy; Plastic body panels don't gel with retro aesthetic; Autofocus isn't in the same league as image quality; No AF assist lamp; No movie capture; No portrait grip; Single card slot

  • Excellent, tank-like build quality; First-rate ergonomics a pro would expect; Superb performance with confident autofocus; Great image quality; Big, bright viewfinder with 100% coverage; Excellent battery life; Doubles as a powerful video capture tool

  • Fairly minor upgrade over the D4; Image quality improvements apply only to JPEG; XQD card format isn't broadly accepted; Consumer-friendly default JPEG processing may turn off some pros; Body is large and hefty (but that's normal for pro gear)

The Competition

Compared to Canon 1D X

Nikon Df
Canon 1D X
  • $2915
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • High-res screen
  • $6419
  • 35mm
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon D4S
Canon 1D X
  • $5973
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $6419
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Nikon D4

Nikon Df
Nikon D4
  • $2915
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
Nikon D4S
Nikon D4
  • $5973
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $6248
  • 35mm

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Nikon Df
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2915
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $3194
  • 35mm
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon D4S
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $5973
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $3194
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A99

Nikon Df
Sony A99
  • $2915
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Longer battery life
  • $2056
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon D4S
Sony A99
  • $5973
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $2056
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon Df
Canon 6D
  • $2915
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Newer
  • $2374
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Nikon D4S
Canon 6D
  • $5973
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $2374
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
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