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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Storage slots
More storage slots
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S3 Pro

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 Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Screen size Much larger screen 2.5" vs 2.0"
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Around 30% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 21.6 bits vs 20.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Overall image quality Better image quality 65.0 vs 60.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Size Smaller 147x113x74 mm vs 148x135x80 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 448 ISO vs 346 ISO
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The S5 Pro has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 95% vs 94%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S5 Pro's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro DSLRs, and ignoring price

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
13.5 EV
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Weight Heavy Help
S3 Pro:930 g
S5 Pro:920 g
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
S3 Pro:94%
S5 Pro: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
S3 Pro:2.0"
S5 Pro:2.5"
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
12.1 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S3 Pro:235k dots
S5 Pro:230k dots
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Color depth Poor color depth Help
S3 Pro:20.9 bits
S5 Pro:21.6 bits
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S3 Pro:1,600 ISO
S5 Pro:3,200 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
APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
S3 Pro:60.0
S5 Pro:65.0
Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
S3 Pro:346 ISO
S5 Pro:448 ISO

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$1,301 body only

Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Dynamic range Has much narrower dynamic range
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,699 with 18-200mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Pro DSLR

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Overall image quality Worse image quality
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Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

$7,149 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Size Significantly larger

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$547 body only

$549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

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