D4s or D850?

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I've been eyeing up a D4s with relatively low actuations and a D850 with roughly the same on the clock, it would primarily be used for shooting birds/wildlife, what would you get and why?
Edit: price difference is that the 850 is nearly £300 more.
Edit,edit: primarily used with 500mm PF and mkiii 1.4 t/c.
 
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D850, the AF is good (not as good as tthe D500) and the resolution is amazing ... you can crop and still get great detail.
 
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For low light you'll be far better off with the D4s - depends if you want to shoot above ISO 1600 and still retain high IQ. Faster frame rate for relatively close birds in flight

For all other scenarios the D850 will win - better IQ at 'reasonable' ISO's, more pixies to play with. I tried that same combo with flying guillemots at Bempton and it did struggle a little on the AF front, but for the slower moving gannets it was fine and the final output was lovely

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I agree with Mike... but also consider the final use of the images; if it is primarily web/computer based you will seldom have any need for the resolution of the D850. If I could only have one for all things action/wildlife, and most typical uses/outputs, it would be the D4s.
 
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D4s for me. I looked at the D850 but I don’t need the resolution.
 
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