Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro vs Nikon D4

Nikon D3

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9 fps
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
88 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Size
Really small
Professional size 147x113x74 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Weight
Light-weight
920 g
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 12.2 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Size Much smaller 147x113x74 mm vs 160x157x88 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness Much thinner 2.9" vs 3.5"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Much lighter 920 g vs 1,300 g
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Around 30% 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
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Advantages of the Nikon D3

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,290 ISO vs 448 ISO
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The D3 has excellent image quality 2.4 f-stops higher ISO than the S5 Pro
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 21.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.9 more bits of color
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 81.0 vs 65.0
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More than 20% better image quality
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
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.60x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
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
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 D3'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
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
D3:1,300 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
12.1 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S5 Pro:3,200 ISO
D3:6,400 ISO
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S5 Pro:None
D3:25,600 ISO
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Screen size Very small screens Help
S5 Pro:2.5"
D3:3.0"
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S5 Pro:230k dots
D3:922k dots
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
S5 Pro:65.0
D3:81.0

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$3,160 body only

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,699 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
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Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

$7,149 body only

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$1,301 body only

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 D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,700 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Pro DSLR

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Supports RAW No RAW support

Nikon D3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$4,995 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$6,744 - $6,842 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,297 - $2,300 with 24-85mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,444 body only

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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