Nikon D800 vs Fujifilm X-T1

Nikon D800
Fujifilm X-T1

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Great image quality
Overall image quality
95.0
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
200 ms startup delay
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,853 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-T1

Size
Really small
Standard size (129×90×47 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
129×90×47 mm vs 146×123×82 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 4 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,199.00 vs $2,285.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,086 cheaper (around 50% 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 2 f-stops 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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Significantly 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"
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Around 10% larger screen
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
171 lenses vs 58 lenses
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Around 3x more lenses available
Startup delay
Less startup delay
200 ms vs 1000 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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
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
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
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
X-T11/4000s
D8001/8000s
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
X-T1$1,199.00
D800$2,285.00
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,584 - $1,997 body only

$2,125 - $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,240 - $2,499 body only

$2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,174 - $1,497 body only

$1,649 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $1,698 body only

$1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Low light performance Is slightly more noisy at high ISO
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$968 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$713 - $797 body only

$948 - $1,097 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

$1,230 - $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
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Fujifilm X-T1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

Boutique

$799 - $800

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,699 with 14-150mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$750 - $1,299 body only

$1,177 with 12-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

Nikon D800 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,419 - $2,997 body only

$3,697 with 24-120mm lens

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

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,357 body only

$1,780 with 24-85mm lens

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

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