Nikon D90 vs Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Nikon D90

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Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

Items often bought with the Nikon D90 or Fujifilm S5 Pro

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.5 EV vs 12.5 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D90

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
930k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Color depth
Better color depth
22.7 bits vs 21.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Movie format
Shoots movies
720p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
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
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
977 ISO vs 448 ISO
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The D90 has excellent image quality: 1.1 f-stops higher ISO than the S5 Pro
Overall image quality
Better image quality
73.0 vs 65.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.63x vs 0.60x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Size
Smaller
132×103×77 mm vs 147×113×74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
703 g vs 920 g
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More than 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              S5 Pro95%
              D9096%
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S5 ProNone
              D906,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S5 Pro12.1 MP
              D9012.2 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              S5 ProNone
              D90720p @ 24fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S5 Pro2.5"
              D903"
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S5 Pro65.0
              D9073.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S5 Pro448 ISO
              D90977 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $897 body only

              $948 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D300

              Nikon D300

              Pro DSLR

              $1,500 body only

              $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $267 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor

              Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              $495 body only

              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Nikon D90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $979 - $1,197 body only

              $1,235 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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