• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X100F advantages over Nikon D3500

  • 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
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    52 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    30 vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon D3500 advantages over Fujifilm X100F

  • Less expensive
    $597 vs $899*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer video battery life
    75 vs 60 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1550 vs 390 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.57x vs 0.50x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 49 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality for its class; Excellent high ISO performance for APS-C; Fast single-shot AF speeds; Compact, easy to use design; Incredible value at under $500 with lens.

  • 11-point AF system feels out-dated; Underwhelming C-AF performance; Below average viewfinder coverage accuracy; No touchscreen; Limited wireless features.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X100S

Fujifilm X100F
Fujifilm X100S
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon D3500
Fujifilm X100S
  • $647
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100F
Fujifilm X100T
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon D3500
Fujifilm X100T
  • $647
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SL2

Fujifilm X100F
Canon SL2
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D3500
Canon SL2
  • $647
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL3

Fujifilm X100F
Canon SL3
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $632
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D3500
Canon SL3
  • $647
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $632
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Fujifilm X100V

Fujifilm X100F
Fujifilm X100V
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D3500
Fujifilm X100V
  • $647
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
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