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Reasons to buy the Nikon D2Xs

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

differences

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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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
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              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
              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
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm 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 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 significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D300

              Nikon D300

              Pro DSLR

              $1,700 body only

              $3,000 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $749 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3

              Nikon D3

              Pro DSLR

              $7,995 body only

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 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 D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $4,337 body only

              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

              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
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $400

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Nikon D2Xs Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Nikon D2X

              Pro DSLR

              $6,250 body only

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

              Nikon D300S

              Pro DSLR

              $1,560 body only

              $1,897 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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