• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Fujifilm X-Pro1 advantages over Nikon D5300

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.60x vs 0.55x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.4 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    11 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Nikon D5300 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro1

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $679 vs $1045*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 18 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Quality build; Unique hybrid optical viewfinder; Excellent LCD; Good controls; Excellent image quality.

  • Limited to prime lenses (for now); Loose aperture ring and EV dial; Mediocre autofocus speeds; Slow buffer clearing; Tripod socket too close to battery compartment.

  • Excellent image quality similar to more expensive DSLRs (like the D7100); Great dynamic range; Responsive all-around performer; Excellent Full HD video-shooting quality; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Built-in GPS; Compact and lightweight size; 18-140mm kit lens performs well for its type and has a very versatile focus length range.

  • AA-filterless sensor makes it more prone to moire; Burst speed slows with highest quality 14-bit RAW images; Live View mode not as good as some competitors; No external headphone jack; GPS receiver not very sensitive.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX10

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung NX10
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
Nikon D5300
Samsung NX10
  • $662
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung NX100

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung NX100
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon D5300
Samsung NX100
  • $662
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon D5200

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Nikon D5200
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D5300
Nikon D5200
  • $662
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Samsung NX300

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung NX300
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon D5300
Samsung NX300
  • $662
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-3

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Pentax K-3
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D5300
Pentax K-3
  • $662
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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