Updated (December, 2011): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro vs Nikon D800

Nikon D700

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Nikon D700

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Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Large sensor
Sensor size
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
Many focus points
Focus points
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
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 12.2 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Size
Smaller
147x113x74 mm vs 147x123x77 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
920 g vs 1,074 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D700

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Low light performance
Much lower noise at high ISO
2,303 ISO vs 448 ISO
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The D700 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
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
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
80.0 vs 65.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.72x vs 0.60x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm vs APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D700'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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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
              D700:1,074 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              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
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12.1 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S5 Pro:3,200 ISO
              D700:6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S5 Pro:None
              D700:25,600 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S5 Pro:2.5"
              D700:3.0"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S5 Pro:230k dots
              D700:922k dots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S5 Pro:65.0
              D700:80.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $892 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,149 - $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm 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
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $4,210 with 28-300mm lens

              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 D3

              Nikon D3

              Pro DSLR

              $7,995 body only

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $929 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm 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

              Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $749 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Color depth Better color depth
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $410

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

              Nikon D700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,345 - $1,373 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,495 body only

              Movie format Shoots movies
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Focus points Many fewer focus points

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