Nikon D3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Winner
Nikon D3100

75

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.60x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

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.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$399 - $469 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$378 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$394 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$1,799 body only

$1,000 with 18-70mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$378 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

discussion

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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.