Nikon D4 review

Value & Verdict

Nikon D4 review - Value

There's no getting away from the fact that this is a pricey bit of kit at £5289 - over £1500 more than the price of the D3s at launch, though compared to its closest competitor, the Canon EOS-1D X, it pretty much matches it for price, coming in at £10 less. 

The high price puts it out of reach for most of us, but if you're a working pro who uses their kit day in, day out, then this is a sound investment considering the performance, build and results this camera is capable of.

Nikon D4 review - Verdict

Bettering the D3s was always going to be a hard task, but with the D4, Nikon has achieved it. While it may not be as groundbreaking as the original D3, the D4 is a better camera in every way - every element of the D3s appears to have been scrutinised and improved on. This attention to detail and listening to the feedback of photographers has delivered a wonderful DSLR.

The new sensor is even better than the 12.1MP found in the D3s, while the jump in video quality and control means the D3s's weak point has been resolved.

In short then, the D4 is a fantastic DSLR to shoot with that delivers a mind-blowing performance, which is backed up by excellent results. The Nikon D4 has to be one of the best DSLRs we've seen and sets a new benchmark for a professional DSLR.


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Design 19/20
Image Quality 19/20
Performance 19/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 93%

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