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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,303 ISO
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.5 EV vs 12.2 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 resolution Much higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
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
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.60x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
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
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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        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
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Weight Heavy Help
        S5 Pro:920 g
        D700:1,074 g
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        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
        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
        Thickness Thin Help
        S5 Pro:2.9"
        D700:3"
        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"

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 - $1,470 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 D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $738 - $840 body only

        $930 - $990 with 18-105mm 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

        $2,797 body only

        $3,300 - $4,087 with 24-85mm 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 D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $600 - $700 body only

        $830 - $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 D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $747 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 D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $530 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 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
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

        Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D200

        Nikon D200

        Pro DSLR

        $654 with 18-200mm 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

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D600

        Nikon D600

        Pro DSLR

        $1,555 - $1,600 body only

        $1,999 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Movie format Shoots movies
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Focus points Fewer focus points
        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,897 body only

        $2,797 with 28-300mm lens

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

        Canon EOS 5D Mark II

        Pro DSLR

        $3,120 body only

        $3,519 with 24-105mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Low light performance More noise at high ISO
        Focus points Many fewer focus points
        Nikon D3

        Nikon D3

        Pro DSLR

        $7,995 body only

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Size Significantly larger

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