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

Nikon D700

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
Focus points
Many 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
 
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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 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
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
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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recommendations

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 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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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
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

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

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

$1,047 body only

$1,347 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

$640 body only

$850 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
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,899 body only

$2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$389 - $506 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
Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$929 body only

$848 - $940 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

$547 body only

$549 - $647 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

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $564 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

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$1,301 body only

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 D700 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$2,297 body only

$2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,297 - $2,300 with 24-85mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,360 - $1,444 body only

$1,550 with 50mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$3,160 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,595 body only

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

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