Nikon D3 vs Canon EOS 4000D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3 and Canon EOS 4000D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D3
Canon EOS 4000D


Nikon D3 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 4000D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D3 were released 2007 and Canon EOS 4000D was released 2018. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D3 Nikon 2007
Canon EOS 4000D Canon 2018

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 4000D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D3 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 4000D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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


Nikon D3 has a 12,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 4000D has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D3 12,1 MP 12052992 4256 2832
Canon EOS 4000D 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Canon EOS 4000D has a 49 % larger resolution than Nikon D3. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D3 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 4000D. Nikon D3 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 25600 while Canon EOS 4000D has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3 200-25600
Canon EOS 4000D 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 4000D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D3 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 4000D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3 9
Canon EOS 4000D 3

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 4000D. Sadly, the Nikon D3 does not support this.


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

Nikon D3 weighs 1300 gr (equal to 2,87 lb) which is 198% heavier than Canon EOS 4000D and its 436 gr (or 0,96 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D3 1300 gr 2,87 lb
Canon EOS 4000D 436 gr 0,96 lb