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

Nikon D800

Nikon D800

vs

Fujifilm X-T1

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
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,853 ISO
Large sensor
Sensor size
Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
 

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"
 

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 4 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$1,198.95 vs $2,996.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,798 cheaper (2.5x 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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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
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
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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-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
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
X-T1:$1,198.95
D800:$2,996.95
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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$2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,099 - $3,399 body only

$3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

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

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 - $1,597 body only

$1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 - $2,098 body only

$1,598 with 28-70mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Low light performance Is slightly more noisy at high ISO
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$896 - $897 body only

$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

$1,519 - $1,899 body only

$2,399 - $2,499 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
Sony A7R

Sony A7R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points

Fujifilm X-T1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 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

$1,068 - $1,300 body only

$1,646 - $2,099 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

$999 - $1,000 body only

$1,512 with 18mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$1,098 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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Disadvantages

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,997 - $3,297 body only

$4,590 - $4,890 with 24-70mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,373 body only

Size Smaller
Lowest price Much cheaper
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$4,337 body only

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

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