Nikon D4 vs Canon EOS 760D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D4 and Canon EOS 760D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D4
Canon EOS 760D


Nikon D4 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 760D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D4 were released 2012 and Canon EOS 760D was released 2015. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D4 Nikon 2012
Canon EOS 760D Canon 2015

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D4 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 760D 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 D4 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 760D 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 D4 has a 16,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 760D has 24 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 D4 16,2 MP 16163840 4928 3280
Canon EOS 760D 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Canon EOS 760D 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, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D4 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 760D. Nikon D4 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 204800 while Canon EOS 760D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D4 100-204800
Canon EOS 760D 100-12800

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 D4
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 760D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D4 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 760D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D4 11
Canon EOS 760D 5

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 760D. Sadly, the Nikon D4 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 D4 weighs 1340 gr (equal to 2,95 lb) which is 137% heavier than Canon EOS 760D and its 565 gr (or 1,25 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D4 1340 gr 2,95 lb
Canon EOS 760D 565 gr 1,25 lb