Updated (June, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm X-T1 vs Nikon D810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

True resolution
High true resolution
36.2 MP
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Storage slots
More storage slots
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-T1

Size
Really small
Standard size 129x89x46 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-T1

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Size Much smaller 129x89x46 mm vs 146x123x82 mm
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2.7x smaller
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Weight Much lighter 440 g vs 1,000 g
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2.3x lighter
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Thickness Thinner 1.8" vs 3.2"
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More than 40% thinner
Lowest price Much cheaper $1,279.00 vs $2,796.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,518 cheaper (2.2x less)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 4 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The X-T1's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Nikon D800

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True resolution Much higher true resolution 36.2 MP vs 16.3 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life 900 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Lens availability Much more lenses available 152 lenses vs 8 lenses
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19x more lenses available
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 200 ms vs 1000 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.50x
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More than 90% larger viewfinder
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weather sealed Both are weather sealed, which is fairly uncommon among similar cameras Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
X-T1:1,040k dots
D800:921k dots
Sensor size Large sensors Help
X-T1:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
D800:Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
X-T1:16.3 MP
D800:36.2 MP
Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-T1:Digital
D800:Pentaprism
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Lowest price Very expensive Help
X-T1:$1,279.00
D800:$2,796.95
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Weight Heavy Help
X-T1:440 g
D800:1,000 g
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,897 body only

$2,397 - $2,430 with 24-85mm lens

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 - $1,147 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,529 - $1,600 body only

$2,001 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,899 body only

$2,209 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,498 - $2,298 body only

$1,798 - $1,900 with 28-70mm lens

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Low light performance Is slightly more noisy at high ISO
Nikon DF

Nikon DF

Pro DSLR

$2,747 body only

$2,700 - $2,997 with 50mm lens

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Fujifilm X-T1 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$648 body only

$798 - $810 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weather sealed No weather sealing
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$849 body only

$1,199 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,025 - $1,300 body only

$1,746 - $2,100 with 12-40mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 - $999 body only

$1,350 with 16225391-32mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon D800 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$3,297 body only

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Cross type focus points Slightly fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,395 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Does not take movies
True resolution Much lower true resolution

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