Nikon D4 vs D800 in light of the recent dxomarksresults

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Nikon D4 vs D800 in light of the recent dxomarksresults
Mar 26, 2012

Hi guys

I've been waiting for Nikon D4 for 3 years and saving up the rather hefty sum to be able to buy it directly when released. However, Nikon really messed up my plans by also releasing D800 with so much similar specs.

Personally I relish being able to capture pictures whenever, wherever. I own a D300 today and I feel that it's lacking low-light capabilities (in terms of focus and iso-performance).

In light of the recent dxomarks results I find it hard for me to motivate a D4 and I'd REALLY appreciate some help here. I've read this forum for years and there's so many amazing photographers here and really intelligent individuals so I figured if I'm going to get an answer anywhere, it's here. Hopefully this will also help someone else walking around with the same predicament.

Here's my take on it:

D800+
Cheap
Awesome resolution
Good ISO performance (if down-sampled).

D800-
Bad FPS
Worse build quality (?)
Humongous files

D4++
Good ISO performance
Good FPS
Good buffer
Great build quality

Did I miss something?

Nikon D300 Nikon D4 Nikon D800
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