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

Nikon D800 vs Fujifilm X-T1

Nikon D800
Fujifilm X-T1

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
More storage slots
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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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-T1. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.

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
Significantly thinner
1.8" vs 3.2"
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More than 40% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 4 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$1,149.00 vs $2,520.84
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The best price we've seen is $1,372 cheaper (2.2x less)
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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Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
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
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
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
Battery life
Much longer battery life
900 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
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
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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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Fujifilm X-T1.

similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
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-T11,040k dots
D800921k dots
Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
X-T11000 ms
D800200 ms
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-T1Digital
D800Pentaprism
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
X-T1$1,149.00
D800$2,520.84
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

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Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

$3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,997 body only

$2,697 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,698 body only

$1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Low light performance Is slightly more noisy at high ISO
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,309 - $1,497 body only

$1,699 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 body only

$1,170 - $1,249 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Fujifilm X-T1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$825 - $1,299 body only

$1,430 - $2,099 with 12-40mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$800 - $896 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $1,099 body only

$499 - $1,350 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Nikon D800 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,997 body only

$3,300 - $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,344 body only

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,935 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Movie format Does not take movies

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