• 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon D4 advantages over Canon T6

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 0.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 2600 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More cross-type AF points
    15 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.50x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    51 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon T6 advantages over Nikon D4

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $5999*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Good image quality overall; Good value for money; In-camera Wi-Fi and NFC make light work of image sharing; Decent kit lens; Friendly, approachable design; Good ergonomics; Lots of room to grow in Canon's ecosystem

  • Slow burst shooting with very limited raw buffer; Resolution, dynamic range and high ISO performance trail current rivals; Mediocre autofocus performance; Limited feature set; Very basic movie capture features

The Competition

Compared to Canon 1DX

Nikon D4
Canon 1DX
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Canon T6
Canon 1DX
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Nikon D4
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
Canon T6
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Internal flash
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon T5

Nikon D4
Canon T5
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Canon T6
Canon T5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D4S

Nikon D4
Nikon D4S
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
Canon T6
Nikon D4S
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D3400

Nikon D4
Nikon D3400
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon T6
Nikon D3400
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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