• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon J5 advantages over Fujifilm X-T100

  • Less expensive
    $497 vs $599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    1200 fps vs 100 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Fast startup
    ~2.00 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    81 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Thinner
    31 mm vs 47 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    345g vs 583g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.07 vs 0.32 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    59.4 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    59.4 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Fujifilm X-T100 advantages over Nikon J5

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 2.37 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 430 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/180 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    5 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    58 vs 20 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Photographer-friendly controls; Impressive dynamic range for its class; Very fast hybrid autofocus; Fast high-speed shooting capabilities; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • No hot shoe or viewfinder; Aggressive noise reduction, even at base ISO; 4K video is limited to 15fps.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Nikon J5
Nikon J3
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X-T100
Nikon J3
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung NX Mini

Nikon J5
Samsung NX Mini
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $580
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
Fujifilm X-T100
Samsung NX Mini
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $580
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon J4

Nikon J5
Nikon J4
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-T100
Nikon J4
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Nikon J5
Canon EOS M5
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T100
Canon EOS M5
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Nikon J5
Canon EOS M50
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-T100
Canon EOS M50
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
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