• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.3 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 12,800

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Nikon D810

  • Less expensive
    $1400 vs $3297
    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 81 mm
    Thinner
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.21 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 JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon D810 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 1200 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More pixels
    36.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    57 vs 30 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Handles even better than its predecessors; Absolutely spectacular images from the 36-megapixel image sensor; Unusually wide sensitivity range for its resolution; Improved performance and buffer depths; Improved video feature set; Impressive low-light autofocus

  • Prone to moire and false color with some subjects; No longer available with a low-pass filter; Demands excellent lenses for the best detail; White balance tends warm under tungsten lighting

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Fujifilm X-T1
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D810
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D800E

Fujifilm X-T1
Nikon D800E
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D810
Nikon D800E
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D810
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $865
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D810
Samsung NX30
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $865
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Nikon D810
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $577
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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