• 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Nikon D4 advantages over Canon EOS-1D C

Canon EOS-1D C advantages over Nikon D4

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • More cross-type AF points
    41 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3S

Nikon D4
Nikon D3S
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • External Mic Jack
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $5200
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon EOS-1D C
Nikon D3S
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • External Mic Jack
  • $5200
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 1D Mark IV

Nikon D4
Canon 1D Mark IV
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $5499
  • APS-H
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Canon EOS-1D C
Canon 1D Mark IV
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $5499
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 1DX

Nikon D4
Canon 1DX
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Canon EOS-1D C
Canon 1DX
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Headphone jack
  • $5999
  • 35mm

Compared to Nikon D4S

Nikon D4
Nikon D4S
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
Canon EOS-1D C
Nikon D4S
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Nikon D5

Nikon D4
Nikon D5
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS-1D C
Nikon D5
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • More cross-type AF points
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