• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D500 advantages over Fujifilm X-E3

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 0.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1240 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2359k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.67x vs 0.62x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • 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
    10.2 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 48 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.2 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    200 vs 26 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm X-E3 advantages over Nikon D500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $1049 vs $1797
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 81 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    14 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    337g vs 856g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Superb image quality; Great high ISO performance; Rugged, comfortable camera body; Sharp articulating touchscreen display; Excellent AF point frame coverage; Fast continuous shooting speeds; 4K UHD video; Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth.

  • Somewhat large for an APS-C camera; Expensive for a DX camera; 4K UHD video doesn't offer full DX field-of-view; No built-in flash; Still uses contrast-detect for Live View AF; Dual slots use two different card types (XQD and SD).

  • Stylish, compact body; Great image quality; Very good overall performance; Touchscreen LCD; 4K UHD video recording.

  • Small EVF; Fixed display; Unreliable continuous autofocus.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T6s

Nikon D500
Canon T6s
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $765
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon T6s
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $765
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Nikon D500
Pentax K-3 II
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-E3
Pentax K-3 II
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6500

Nikon D500
Sony A6500
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-E3
Sony A6500
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon D7500

Nikon D500
Nikon D7500
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-E3
Nikon D7500
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Nikon D500
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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