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    Nikon D4 vs nikon D800/E

    Ok so I have more research to do on this but I know someone one here can help me understand why the nikon D4 costs twice as much as the D800 and D800E. The D800E had twice the MP! Why is that D4 so ungodly expensive?
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    they're completely different tools. the D4 is right in line, pricewise, for what it is and who it's marketed to. the D800 is actually insanely cheap compared to the previous 'high MP' model body, which was the D3X.

    the D4 is made for speed, it shoots 11 frames per second, the D800 only does 4.5. the D4 has the best performance at high ISO (along with the older D3s), while the D800 does well at high ISO, the D4 does incredibly well. the D4 is built as a flagship in workmanship, while the D800 is still 'pro' grade so to say, the D4 is aimed at top of the line, the D4 also sports the larger body with the built in grip. there really isn't anything that touches the speed and low light performance at 100% than the D4 (other than the older D3s)

    really they're just different tools, the D4 handles much better in some circumstances, where the D800 does better in others...the 'predecessor' to the D800 (the D3X), was actually retail priced at $8000, so the price tag on the D800 is quite inexpensive in comparison. although the d800 isn't quite a direct replacement to the D3x, its in the same high MP line of marketing....
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    So if you were like us and you were taking wildlife, landscapes, and random photos to make very large would the D800 be better? Or are you telling me that the D4 takes as good or better photos with less mega pixels? I'm thinking my next body beeds to be a D800E hehe. But I need to continue my researching
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    if you're talking about printing, either one will do a great job, if you need to print billboards that will be viewed close up, then the D800 would be better since it has the MP advantage, its also good for wildlife because of that, however 4.5 frames per second is pretty slow, the D4 will do better with action sequences, but you won't get as much ability to crop and downsize, etc...

    realistically, if you're looking for one body that will do everything, the D4 has the advantage. don't get hung up on megapixels...having more of them does have its downsides too, I'll have to explain later today when I get up though.
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    Yea. I get some of that. You have given some explanation before.
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    It really depends on what you need from the body, both are excellent.
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