• 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D4 advantages over Samsung NX1100

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,965 vs 852 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 2600 vs 320 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (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

Samsung NX1100 advantages over Nikon D4

  • Less expensive
    $450 vs $5997*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 1DX

Nikon D4
Canon 1DX
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Samsung NX1100
Canon 1DX
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Nikon D4
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
Samsung NX1100
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX1000

Nikon D4
Samsung NX1000
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX1000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A5000

Nikon D4
Sony A5000
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Samsung NX1100
Sony A5000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon D4S

Nikon D4
Nikon D4S
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $6347
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
Samsung NX1100
Nikon D4S
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $6347
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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