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With the D4 and the D800 being launched so close together inevitably there have been comparisons, but the two are actually very different animals. Yes, the D800 has a remarkable 36.8 megapixels sensor from which the E version extracts even more imaging performance, and, yes, it’s half the price of the D4, but these numbers don’t tell nearly the full story.

Nikon’s new pro-grade D-SLR is more about the complete package than the individual elements. This is a camera designed not only to be exceptionally durable and reliable, but to operate at a level of efficiency and speed that the D800 can’t possibly match. And while the D800 is built tough too, it’s just not in the same league as the D4 which is also superior in terms of its ergonomics, handling and operational conveniences.

Start drilling down into the D4’s myriad capabilities and features, and it’s quite easy to see why it’s significantly more camera than the D800 or, for that matter, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Thank-you for looking up aour review of the Nikon D4 Camera. This equipment review is currently available only as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages originally printed in the March April 2012 issue.

You can download it here: Nikon D4 Review.pdf