Nikon D3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Nikon D3100


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro



Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
919 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
Large screen
Screen size
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.


Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Thicker

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

Nikon D300

Nikon D300


$900 body only

$1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro


Storage slots Has more storage slots
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D200

Nikon D200


$1,393 body only

$1,700 with 18-70mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Lower true resolution


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Avatar for Legacy Photography Legacy Photography (1:36 AM, August 30, 2011)
No contest in regards to the 2 camera's the S5 does not have the dedicated backing of someone like Nikon it has to use nikon mounts or other top end like canon. D3100 has battery grip option no clue where jonjo1 got his info from but all his points are void. The D3100 on every website beats the S5 pro hands down in nearly all features. Does not have better image quality or lighting than the D3100 its impossible view the specs!! you will see iam not lying and also D3100 has auto focus and 1080p HD video as a bonus. S5 pro is a donkey in comparision.
Jonjo1 (11:38 AM, January 27, 2011)
no contest, The 3100 is a DSLR entry level camera, it hasn't got half the features of the S5, the s5 produces better pictures out of camera.

The S5 is built on a weather sealed body, The S5 is a more robust camera with the option to add a battery grip, the D3100 has no such option.

The S5 works with virtually all nikon F mount lenses, has better lighting options and better colour.

There's no difficulty deciding which is the more superior camera. Even though the fuji is older, it is still better than the d3100.