• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 50.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Canon 5DS

  • Less expensive
    $1500 vs $3499*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 4.14 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.71x
    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 JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 5DS advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    50.6 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

The Competition

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon 5DS
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $839
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon 5DS
Samsung NX30
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $839
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon 5DS R

Fujifilm X-T1
Canon 5DS R
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $3832
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon 5DS
Canon 5DS R
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $3832
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Canon 5DS
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A99 II

Fujifilm X-T1
Sony A99 II
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon 5DS
Sony A99 II
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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