Nikon D300 vs Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Nikon D300

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Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Many focus points
Focus points
51
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

Items often bought with the Nikon D300 or Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro.
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.5 EV vs 12 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Nikon D300

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.6 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 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
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
679 ISO vs 448 ISO
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The D300 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
67.0 vs 65.0
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Almost the same
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.60x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
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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 Pro920 g
              D300925 g
              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
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S5 ProNone
              D3006,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S5 Pro12.1 MP
              D30012.2 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S5 Pro21.6 bits
              D30022.1 bits
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S5 Pro65.0
              D30067.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S5 Pro2.5"
              D3003"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S5 Pro448 ISO
              D300679 ISO

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              2.9"
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              S5 Pro0.60x
              D3000.62x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S5 Pro230k dots
              D300922k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 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
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $755 with 18-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $968 - $1,097 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 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 D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $267 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 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
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              $395 body only

              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 body only

              $644 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Live view Has live view
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $2,740 body only

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Size Larger

              Nikon D300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D300S

              Nikon D300S

              Pro DSLR

              $1,278 body only

              $2,550 with 18-200mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Color depth Better color depth
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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