Canon EOS Rebel T6s vs Nikon D4

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel T6s and Nikon D4. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Rebel T6s is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D4 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s were released 2015 and Nikon D4 was released 2012. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 2015
Nikon D4 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel T6s has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon D4 has a "Nikon FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D4 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel T6s has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D4 has 16,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon D4 16,2 MP
16163840 pixels
4928 x 3280

Canon EOS Rebel T6s has a 48 % larger resolution than Nikon D4. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D4 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel T6s. Nikon D4 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 204800 while Canon EOS Rebel T6s has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 100-12800
Nikon D4 100-204800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D4

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel T6s can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D4 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 5
Nikon D4 11

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS Rebel T6s and Nikon D4 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D4 weighs 1340 gr (equal to 2,95 lb) which is 137% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T6s and its 565 gr (or 1,25 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 565 gr
1,25 lb
Nikon D4 1340 gr
2,95 lb

Canon EOS Rebel T6s vs Nikon D4 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Rebel T6s and Nikon D4, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Name Canon EOS Rebel T6s Nikon D4
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Release Year 2015 2012
Release Date 2015-02-06 2012-01-06
MSRP 849 USD 5999 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 4928 x 3280 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 16,2 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 6 EXPEED 3
Image
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
ISO Range 100 - 12800 100 - 204800
White Balance Presets 8 12
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
LiveView
Focus Points 19 51
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 3,2
Screen dots 1040000 921000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT color LCD with brightness control
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82 (0.51 35mm equiv.) 0.7
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Frames per second 5 fps 11 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
XQD
Connectivity
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n with NFC)
Yes
Optional via WT-5, WT-5A
Remote Control Yes (wired or via smartphone) Yes (via ten-pin remote terminal)
GPS No Yes
GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D4
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E17 lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL18 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots N/A
Width 132 mm 160 mm
Height 111 mm 157 mm
Depth 78 mm 91 mm
Weight 565 gram 1340 gram