Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D810 vs D4

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon D810
2,979 ISO
Nikon D4
2,965 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon D810
54 ms
Nikon D4
43 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D810
5 fps
Nikon D4
11 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D810
1,200 photos
Nikon D4
2,600 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon D810
25.7 bits
Nikon D4
24.7 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Nikon D810
14.8 ev
Nikon D4
13.1 ev

Features Key features of the Nikon D810  vs D4 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D810
36.2 MP
Nikon D4
16.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D810
51,200 ISO
Nikon D4
204,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Nikon D810
3.2"
Nikon D4
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon D810
0.7x
Nikon D4
0.7x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D810
23.8 microns
Nikon D4
53.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D810  vs
D4 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 36.2 MP 16.2 MP
Resolution 7360 x 4912 4928 x 3280
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 23.8 microns 53.5 microns
Light sensitivity 64 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 32 ISO to 51,200 ISO 50 ISO to 204,800 ISO
Codecs
NEF 14bit
NEF 12bit
TIFF
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 51
Cross type focus points 15 15
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.7x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 11 fps
Battery life 1,200 2,600
Continuous shooting
11 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Shutter lag 54 ms 43 ms

video

Nikon D810  vs
D4 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Thickness 81.5 mm 91 mm
Weight 880 g 1,340 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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