Updated (June, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro vs Nikon D810

Nikon D800

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,853 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
95.0
Color depth
Great color depth
25.3 bits
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Size Smaller 147x113x74 mm vs 146x123x82 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.9" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 920 g vs 1,000 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D800

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,853 ISO vs 448 ISO
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The D800 has excellent image quality 2.7 f-stops higher ISO than the S5 Pro
Overall image quality Much better image quality 95.0 vs 65.0
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Around 50% better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen 3.2" vs 2.5"
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Around 30% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 25.3 bits vs 21.6 bits
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Distinguishes 3.7 more bits of color
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution 36.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 3x more detail in your photos
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.60x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.4 EV vs 13.5 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D800's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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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
        S5 Pro:13.5 EV
        D800:14.4 EV
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
        1/8000 of a second
        Weight Heavy Help
        S5 Pro:920 g
        D800:1,000 g
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        S5 Pro:3,200 ISO
        D800:6,400 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

        Compared to recent pro DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        S5 Pro:None
        D800:25,600 ISO
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        S5 Pro:230k dots
        D800:921k dots

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D810

        Nikon D810

        Pro DSLR

        $3,289 - $3,297 body only

        $4,890 - $5,187 with 24-70mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,597 body only

        $1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $815 - $947 body only

        $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D700

        Nikon D700

        Pro DSLR

        $4,337 body only

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D4

        Nikon D4

        Pro DSLR

        $4,603 body only

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $625 body only

        $886 with 55-200mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
        Thickness Is thicker
        Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $697 - $747 body only

        $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder

        Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

        Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

        Pro DSLR

        Storage slots Has more storage slots
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Nikon D200

        Nikon D200

        Pro DSLR

        $749 body only

        $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Color depth Better color depth
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $792 body only

        $950 with 18-105mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
        Nikon D300

        Nikon D300

        Pro DSLR

        $1,699 body only

        $2,200 with 18-135mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Nikon D2Xs

        Nikon D2Xs

        Pro DSLR

        Color depth Better color depth
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Overall image quality Worse image quality

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        Nikon D750

        Nikon D750

        Pro DSLR

        $2,297 body only

        $2,997 - $3,030 with 24-120mm lens

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Nikon D600

        Nikon D600

        Pro DSLR

        $1,360 - $1,373 body only

        $1,550 with 50mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Shutter lag More shutter lag

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