• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D850 advantages over Fujifilm X-T30 II

  • 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
    ~ 4.35 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer video battery life
    70 vs 45 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2359k vs 1620k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 26.1 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm X-T30 II advantages over Nikon D850

  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    383g vs 915g
    Lighter weight
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Class-leading resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Very good high ISO performance; Very fast AF and burst shooting; Durable weather-sealed body; Improved ergonomics; Touchscreen; Dual card slots; 4K video.

  • Live view/video mode still uses sluggish contrast-detect AF; Viewfinder only tests at ~98% coverage; No 4K at 60p; 30-minute video clip limit; Focus peaking not supported with 4K.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Nikon D850
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $2399
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2399
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A99 II

Nikon D850
Sony A99 II
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Sony A99 II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Nikon D850
Pentax K-1 II
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1747
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1747
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Nikon D850
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $849
  • APS-C

Compared to Nikon Z 30

Nikon D850
Nikon Z 30
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $708
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Nikon Z 30
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $708
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Longer video battery life
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