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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 Significantly 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
Size Much smaller 124x94x64 mm vs 142x131x80 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 117k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
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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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Fujifilm S2 Pro.

similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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"
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S2 Pro:12.1 MP
D40:6 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S2 Pro:117k dots
D40:230k dots
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S2 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
D40:APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $831 body only

$477 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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$270 - $387 body only

$399 - $430 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 D50

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$1,078 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$975 body only

$595 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has much more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $415 body only

$545 - $669 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

$625 - $899 body only

$929 - $997 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 significantly heavier

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$400 - $1,350

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Thickness Much thicker
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

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

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

Super zoom

$160 - $250

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Nikon D40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Much thicker
Size Larger
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$999 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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