Nikon D40

Nikon D40

vs

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Really small
Size
Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Thin
Thickness
2.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
 

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

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
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
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Screen size Very small screens Help
S2 Pro:1.8"
D40:2.5"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
S2 Pro:2 fps
D40:2.5 fps
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
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
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

$309 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 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

$272 body only

$390 - $409 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 D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$500 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has much more color depth
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Nikon D50

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$993 with 28-80mm 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

$1,799 body only

$545 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Has much more color depth
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$679 - $1,025 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
Weight Is significantly heavier

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$400

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
Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,831 with 18-55mm lens

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
True resolution Lower true resolution
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$248 - $345

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

Nikon D40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Nikon D70s

Pro DSLR

$1,995 with 18-70mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen size Much smaller screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 with 18-55mm lens

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

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