Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
42
Overall
41
Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR front
 
Nikon D4s front
Portability
50
Imaging
66
Features
84
Overall
73

Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s Key Specs

Fujifilm F500 EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 215g - 104 x 63 x 33mm
  • Released January 2011
Nikon D4s
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Push to 409600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1350g - 160 x 157 x 91mm
  • Released February 2014
  • Replaced the Nikon D4
  • Replacement is Nikon D5
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Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s Overview

Following is a extended analysis of the Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Pro DSLR by companies FujiFilm and Nikon. The sensor resolution of the F500 EXR (16MP) and the D4s (16MP) is pretty comparable but the F500 EXR (1/2") and D4s (Full frame) come with totally different sensor size.

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The F500 EXR was announced 4 years earlier than the D4s which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm F500 EXR being a Compact camera and the Nikon D4s being a Large SLR camera.

Before going straight into a detailed comparison, below is a brief summation of how the F500 EXR scores versus the D4s for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm F500 EXR over the Nikon D4s

 F500 EXR D4s 

Reasons to pick Nikon D4s over the Fujifilm F500 EXR

 D4s F500 EXR 
ReleasedFebruary 2014January 2011More modern by 38 months
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Screen dimension3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution921k460kClearer screen (+461k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm F500 EXR and Nikon D4s

 F500 EXR D4s 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera often, you need to consider its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm F500 EXR has got physical measurements of 104mm x 63mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.3") and a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs) whilst the Nikon D4s has proportions of 160mm x 157mm x 91mm (6.3" x 6.2" x 3.6") having a weight of 1350 grams (2.98 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you use at that moment. Underneath is the front view size comparison of the F500 EXR versus the D4s.

Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the F500 EXR and D4s is 91 and 50 respectively.

Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to envision the difference in sensor sizes purely by seeing specifications. The picture here will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the F500 EXR and D4s.

To sum up, the 2 cameras have got the exact same megapixels albeit not the same sensor sizes. The F500 EXR offers the smaller sensor which should make getting shallow DOF tougher. The more aged F500 EXR will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s sensor size comparison

Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm F500 EXR
Portrait photography with Nikon D4s
32
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2")
lacks RAW support
79
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
features face detect focusing
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm F500 EXR
Street photography with Nikon D4s
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (215 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2")
lacks RAW support
59
large sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
good ISO range (25,600)
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm F500 EXR Sports photography features
Nikon D4s Sports photography features
49
long zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16MP)
has tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
tiny sensor (1/2")
lacks phase detect auto focus
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
features tracking focus
environment sealing
better than average battery power (3,020 shots)
comes with phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm F500 EXR Travel photography features
Nikon D4s Travel photography features
69
lighter than competition in class (215 grams)
megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (360mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
63
better than average battery power (3,020 shots)
environment sealing
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm F500 EXR
Landscape photography with Nikon D4s
45
decently wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny sensor (1/2")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
76
focusing manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
better than average battery power (3,020 per charge)
has dual storage slots
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm F500 EXR Vlogging factors
Nikon D4s Vlogging factors
33
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (215g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing mic socket
28
features face detect focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have mic jack
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
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Fujifilm F500 EXR vs Nikon D4s Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm F500 EXR and Nikon D4s
 Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXRNikon D4s
General Information
Company FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR Nikon D4s
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Pro DSLR
Released 2011-01-05 2014-02-24
Body design Compact Large SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXR Expeed 4
Sensor type EXRCMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.4 x 4.8mm 36 x 23.9mm
Sensor surface area 30.7mm² 860.4mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 5:4 and 3:2
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4928 x 3280
Max native ISO 3200 25600
Max boosted ISO 12800 409600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Lowest boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 51
Cross focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Nikon F
Lens focal range 24-360mm (15.0x) -
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.3 -
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Total lenses - 309
Focal length multiplier 5.6 1
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3.2 inches
Screen resolution 460k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT color LCD monitor TFT LCD with brightness and color adjustment
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 3.0fps 11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.20 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto FP high-speed sync, front-curtain, rear-curtain, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 215 grams (0.47 lb) 1350 grams (2.98 lb)
Dimensions 104 x 63 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.3") 160 x 157 x 91mm (6.3" x 6.2" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 89
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.3
DXO Low light score not tested 3074
Other
Battery life - 3020 pictures
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-50 EN-EL18a
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto shutter(Dog, Cat)) Yes (2-20 seconds, 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC CompactFlash, XQD
Storage slots One Dual
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