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Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Storage slots
More storage slots
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2 Pro

True resolution Higher true resolution 12.1 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
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Advantages of the Nikon D40

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Screen size Much larger screen 2.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 117k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 124x94x64 mm vs 142x131x80 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 95% vs 92%
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Almost the same
Thickness Much thinner 2.5" vs 3.1"
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20% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 522 g vs 850 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 2.5 fps vs 2 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
S2 Pro:92%
D40:95%
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Screen size Very small screens Help
S2 Pro:1.8"
D40:2.5"
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S2 Pro:117k dots
D40:230k dots
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S2 Pro:12.1 MP
D40:6 MP
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
S2 Pro:2 fps
D40:2.5 fps
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S2 Pro:None
D40:3,200 ISO
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S2 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
D40:APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X

Entry-level DSLR

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has much more color depth
Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$370 - $400 body only

$500 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$975 body only

$1,475 with 18-135mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has much more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $647 body only

$544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$701 - $840 body only

$915 - $989 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$330 - $675

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Super zoom

$399 - $465

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Placeholder

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Lower true resolution
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,700 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Weight Heavier

Nikon D40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $656 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Much thicker
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

$349 - $398 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$575 - $629 body only

$830 - $976 with 18-105mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Thickness Much thicker
Size Larger

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