• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400

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Differences

Fujifilm X-Pro1 advantages over Nikon J3

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 2.86 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/180 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1230k vs 921k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon J3 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro1

  • Less expensive
    $617 vs $1045
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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.

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 J3
Samsung NX10
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Thinner
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung NX100

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung NX100
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon J3
Samsung NX100
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Internal flash
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon J1

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Nikon J1
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon J3
Nikon J1
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dots on screen
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX300

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung NX300
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon J3
Samsung NX300
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon J4

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Nikon J4
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Nikon J3
Nikon J4
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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