• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Nikon D4S

  • Less expensive
    $1499 vs $5678*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 90 mm
    Thinner
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.20 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.70x
    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 shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon D4S 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.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 4.82 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 3020 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.6 fps vs 8.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.8 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    78 vs 23 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light 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 an external screen 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
  • 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

  • Excellent, tank-like build quality; First-rate ergonomics a pro would expect; Superb performance with confident autofocus; Great image quality; Big, bright viewfinder with 100% coverage; Excellent battery life; Doubles as a powerful video capture tool

  • Fairly minor upgrade over the D4; Image quality improvements apply only to JPEG; XQD card format isn't broadly accepted; Consumer-friendly default JPEG processing may turn off some pros; Body is large and hefty (but that's normal for pro gear)

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D4

Fujifilm X-T1
Nikon D4
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D4S
Nikon D4
  • $6087
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Fujifilm X-T1
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D4S
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $6087
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $584
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Nikon D4S
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $6087
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $584
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $837
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D4S
Samsung NX30
  • $6087
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $837
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Nikon D4S
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $6087
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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