We had the Nikon D4 for the weekend on loan from LensProToGo and wanted to compare it to the 2 bodies I own – the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Here are some side-by-side examples of standard vs cinestyle picture styles as well as moire and sharpening on all 3 cameras as well as I threw in a quick sample of using the cinelook FCPX plugin to do a quick grade.

It is a shame that the Nikon D4 is soft in video! I didn’t make time to explore the different crop factors on the Nikon D4 – tho I have been reading that the 2.7 crop makes the Nikon D4 shine – for video it appears much sharper.

Nikon D4 tests

What do you think?

Have you had a chance to test the Nikon D4? What were your thoughts?

And yes, I know the are a lot more factors to consider, but we just wanted to show a quick video comparison showing moire and sharpness.

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)