• 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D4
  • Canon EOS-1D C
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Predecessor: Nikon D3S
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General
Model Number: D4 EOS-1D C
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $5999.95 $15000.00
Street Price: $5,996.95 $6,989.00
Date Available: 2012-02-15 2013-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 47.5 oz (1,347 g)
includes batteries
54.5 oz (1,545 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.
(160 x 157 x 91 mm)
6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in.
(158 x 164 x 83 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 18.1
Sensor Format: 35mm 35mm
Sensor size: 860.4mm2 (36.00mm x 23.90mm) 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 7.31 microns 6.94 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 89  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.1  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,965  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3280 (16.2 MP, 3:2),
3696 x 2456 (9.1 MP, 3:2),
2464 x 1640 (4.0 MP, 3:2),
4096 x 2720 (11.1 MP, Other),
3072 x 2040 (6.3 MP, Other),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
3200 x 2128 (6.8 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1592 (3.8 MP, Other),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
4096 x 3280 (13.4 MP, 5:4),
3072 x 2456 (7.5 MP, 5:4),
2048 x 1640 (3.4 MP, 5:4)
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; RAW+JPEG; TIFF (RGB) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW; 14-bit CR2; RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 11.1 12.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
640x424 (30p/​25p)
4096x2160 (24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM) MOV Video: 4K - MJPEG, FULL HD/ HD/SD - H.264 Intra frame / inter frame; Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Canon EF
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range:    
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors with f/8 supported by 11 sensors) Phase Detect : 61-point / 41 F4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at F2.8; Spot, Single, Single + Adj 4 pts, Single + Adj 8 pts, Zone, Auto
Auto Focus Assist Light? No No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.76x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x 0.76x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.70x 0.76x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 46.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 51200
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 12,800, plus down to 50 in Lo-1, up to 204,800 in Hi-4 Auto (100-51200), 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800; ISO range of 100-25600 for movies
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2500 K-10000 K), all with fine-tuning Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom (up to 5), Color Temperature (Kelvin)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 91K-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III, Center-weighted (75% given to 8, 12, 15 or 20mm circle), Spot (4mm) centered on selected focus area 100K-pixel RGB sensor: 252-zone Evaluative (35 zones in low light), Center-weighted, Partial (6.5%), Spot (2.5%, Center, AF Point-linked, Multi (max 8 spots))
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: None  
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds 10, 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO 518 hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / XQD CF1 / CF2
UHS Support:    
Other Memory: UDMA7 compliant  
Dual Card Slots: Yes Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; RAW+JPEG; TIFF (RGB) RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW; 14-bit CR2; RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM) MOV Video: 4K - MJPEG, FULL HD/ HD/SD - H.264 Intra frame / inter frame; Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user
Included Memory: No memory included  
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, wireless Wired (N3 contact), Wireless (LC-5)
Connections (extended): Type-C mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal, Audio input (stereo 3.5mm jack with power), Audio output (stereo 3.5mm jack), Peripheral connector for WT-5 System extension terminal, RJ-45 LAN (1000BASE-T), mini HDMI, stereo microphone mini jack, stereo headphone jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.41  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.39  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.39  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 11.1 12.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 62  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.50 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.197 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.043 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.043 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full Autofocus lag, 51-point Auto Area = 0.254s Live View: Full Autofocus lag = 1.497s Prefocused lag: 0.197s  
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 2600 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL18 (10.8v 2000mAh) Proprietary LP-E4N
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL18 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E4N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility), Picture Style Editor
OS Compatibility:   Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition) OS X v10.6-10.7
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, Expeed 3 processor, Upgraded 51-point AF module, 91K-pixel RGB exposure sensor, Bursts up to 10 fps with AE/AF, 11 fps with AF/AE locked, Full HD video capture, Dual Compact Flash and XQD card slots, Ethernet port, Illuminated controls, External headphone and mic jacks. 18.1MP full frame CMOS sensor, 8-bit 4:2:2 4K Motion JPEG video (4096 x 2160 pixels), 1920x1080p at 60/50fps, Dual DIGIC 5+ processors, Uncompressed YCbCr 8-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output, Canon Log Gamma, stereo microphone and headphone jacks. Available 2012.