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Reasons to buy the Nikon D2Xs

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
45 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Size
Really small
Professional size 147x113x74 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.5 EV vs 10.9 EV
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2.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 65.0 vs 59.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Size Much smaller 147x113x74 mm vs 158x150x86 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.60x vs 0.57x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Thickness Much thinner 2.9" vs 3.4"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 920 g vs 1,200 g
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More than 20% lighter
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The S5 Pro's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Nikon D2Xs

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Color depth Better color depth 22.2 bits vs 21.6 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro DSLRs, and ignoring price

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Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
D2Xs:1,200 g
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.5"
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S5 Pro:12.1 MP
D2Xs:12.2 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S5 Pro:230k dots
D2Xs:235k dots
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S5 Pro:None
D2Xs:3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S5 Pro:3,200 ISO
D2Xs:800 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
S5 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
D2Xs:APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
S5 Pro:65.0
D2Xs:59.0
Color depth Poor color depth Help
S5 Pro:21.6 bits
D2Xs:22.2 bits
Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
S5 Pro:448 ISO
D2Xs:489 ISO

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
S5 Pro:0.60x
D2Xs:0.57x

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$929 body only

$844 - $940 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
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,700 body only

Screen size Has a much larger screen
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

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

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$947 body only

$1,247 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$3,297 body only

$3,830 with 50mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D2H

Nikon D2H

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$667 with 18-200mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
True resolution Lower true resolution
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 D2Xs Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

$7,149 body only

Weather sealed No weather sealing
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,663 - $1,908 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3

Nikon D3

Pro DSLR

$7,995 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$4,900 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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