As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S3 Pro and the FinePix S6000fd) and Canon (such as the EOS 40D and the EOS 5D Mark II)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 10.1 MP), is newer (september 2006 vs november 2005), is thinner (2.9" vs 3") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen and it's body is not weather sealed.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S3 Pro (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the S3 Pro (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly larger: Large (148×135×80 mm) vs Professional size (147×113×74 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.9"

common strengths of the S3 Pro and S5 Pro

  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
10 months newer
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the S5 Pro)

  • None found

common strengths of the 40D and S5 Pro

  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.9"
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
10 months older
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • None found

common strengths of the D200 and S5 Pro

  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.9"
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
1 year newer
$465 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • None found

common strengths of the D300 and S5 Pro

  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.9"
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
1 year newer
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Thicker: 3" vs 2.9"

common strengths of the D700 and S5 Pro

  • Built-in flashes

Konica Minolta Dynax 7D

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the Dynax 7D (vs the S5 Pro)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Dynax 7D (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 2.9"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the Dynax 7D and S5 Pro

  • Built-in flashes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (professional size (147×113×74 mm) vs large (135×107×149 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 6.1 MP), is thinner (2.9" vs 5.9"), has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
similar age

Significant advantages of the S6000fd (vs the S5 Pro)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6000fd (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S6000fd and S5 Pro

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1
5 years newer
$1,043

Significant advantages of the X-S1 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the X-S1 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Significantly larger: Large (135×107×149 mm) vs Professional size (147×113×74 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly thicker: 5.9" vs 2.9"

common strengths of the X-S1 and S5 Pro

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.60x vs 0.54x), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror), is thinner (2.9" vs 3.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 24 MP).

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
6 years newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and S5 Pro

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.60x
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A290 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A290 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.60x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Much thicker: 3.4" vs 2.9"

common strengths of the DSLR-A290 and S5 Pro

  • None found

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
5 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.52x vs 0.60x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D3200 and S5 Pro

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
8 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and S5 Pro

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.60x
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50
6 years newer
$1,444 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-50 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the K-50 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-50 and S5 Pro

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.60x
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/6000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.60x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 2.9"

common strengths of the T3i and S5 Pro

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs none), slightly larger viewfinder (0.60x vs 0.50x) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (12.1 MP vs 16.3 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
7 years newer
$1,299 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T1 and S5 Pro

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
5 years newer
$347 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the S5 Pro)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the DMC-GX1 and S5 Pro

  • Each has a built-in flash