• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.3 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 678.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon P100 advantages over Nikon D4S

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    486g vs 1356g
    Lighter weight
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Nikon D4S advantages over Nikon P100

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 1.69 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 2.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 3020 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 10.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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 Nikon P90

Nikon P100
Nikon P90
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon D4S
Nikon P90
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Pentax X90

Nikon P100
Pentax X90
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon D4S
Pentax X90
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Panasonic FZ47

Nikon P100
Panasonic FZ47
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Less shutter lag
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Nikon D4S
Panasonic FZ47
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon D4

Nikon P100
Nikon D4
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon D4S
Nikon D4
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Nikon P100
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon D4S
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
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