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Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5

Portability
71
Imaging
71
Features
85
Overall
76
Fujifilm X-T3 front
 
Nikon Z5 front
Portability
62
Imaging
78
Features
86
Overall
81

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T3
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Raise to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 539g - 133 x 93 x 59mm
  • Revealed September 2018
  • Replaced the Fujifilm X-T2
  • Refreshed by Fujifilm X-T4
Nikon Z5
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Push to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 675g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Released July 2020
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Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Nikon. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm X-T3 (26MP) and the Z5 (24MP) is very comparable but the Fujifilm X-T3 (APS-C) and Z5 (Full frame) offer totally different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm X-T3 was released 22 months prior to the Z5 making them a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before getting into a detailed comparison, here is a brief summary of how the Fujifilm X-T3 grades vs the Z5 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T3 over the Nikon Z5

 Fujifilm X-T3 Z5 

Reasons to pick Nikon Z5 over the Fujifilm X-T3

 Z5 Fujifilm X-T3 
ReleasedJuly 2020September 2018Newer by 22 months
Display size3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T3 and Nikon Z5

 Fujifilm X-T3 Z5 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display resolution1040k1040kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch display Easily navigate

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to factor its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X-T3 has external dimensions of 133mm x 93mm x 59mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.3") along with a weight of 539 grams (1.19 lbs) whilst the Nikon Z5 has sizing of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") along with a weight of 675 grams (1.49 lbs).

Check the Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Here is a front view size comparison of the Fujifilm X-T3 versus the Z5.

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X-T3 and Z5 is 71 and 62 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very tough to see the contrast in sensor dimensions only by going through technical specs. The image underneath will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X-T3 and Z5.

As you can tell, both cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm X-T3 because of its smaller sensor will make getting shallow DOF more difficult and the Fujifilm X-T3 will provide greater detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm X-T3 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T3 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon Z5 as a Portrait photography camera
82
you can focus manually
amazing megapixels (26 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
86
you can focus manually
good megapixels (24MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detection focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T3 Street photography details
Nikon Z5 Street photography details
71
has a tilting screen
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
offers touch focus
weather proof
no image stabilization
more heavy than competitors (539g)
74
screen tilts
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
offers focus via touch
weather proofing
good high ISO (51,200)
heavier than competition (675 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-T3
Sports photography with Nikon Z5
79
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet shutter (1/32,000s)
high frames per second (20.0 fps)
amazing megapixels (26 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
weather proof
sensor has phase detect AF
no image stabilization
83
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (24MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proofing
good battery life (470 per charge)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (4.5 frames per second)
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T3 Travel photography information
Nikon Z5 Travel photography information
69
weather proof
supports bluetooth
offers touch focus
amazing megapixels (26MP)
more heavy than competitors (539 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
68
good battery life (470 CIPA)
weather proofing
has bluetooth
offers focus via touch
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
heavier than competition (675g)
does not feature selfie friendly display
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T3 Landscape photography highlights
Nikon Z5 Landscape photography highlights
80
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
good sized screen (3")
amazing megapixels (26MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
no anti aliasing filter
delivers RAW files
weather proof
2 card slots
no image stabilization
87
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Nikon Z mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (24MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
good high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW files
weather proofing
good battery life (470 per charge)
has dual storage slots
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-T3 Vlogging advice
Nikon Z5 Vlogging advice
32
touch screen
includes face detect focusing
video res high (4096 x 2160 pixels)
includes microphone support
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
more heavy than competitors (539 grams)
34
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detection focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes external mic jack
does not feature selfie friendly display
heavier than competition (675g)
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Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T3 and Nikon Z5
 Fujifilm X-T3Nikon Z5
General Information
Make FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm X-T3 Nikon Z5
Type Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed 2018-09-06 2020-07-20
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by X-Processor 4 Expeed 6
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 35.9 x 23.9mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 858.0mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6240 x 4160 6016 x 4016
Maximum native ISO 12800 51200
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 102400
Lowest native ISO 160 100
RAW support
Lowest enhanced ISO 80 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 425 273
Lens
Lens mount Fujifilm X Nikon Z
Number of lenses 54 15
Crop factor 1.5 1
Screen
Range of display Tilting Tilting
Display sizing 3 inch 3.2 inch
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690 thousand dot 3,690 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.75x 0.8x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/32000 seconds -
Continuous shutter speed 20.0 frames/s 4.5 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/250 seconds 1/200 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 4096x2160 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p/23.98p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 539 gr (1.19 pounds) 675 gr (1.49 pounds)
Physical dimensions 133 x 93 x 59mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.3") 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 390 pictures 470 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126S EN-EL15c
Self timer Yes Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage - Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Storage slots 2 2
Pricing at release $1,500 $1,399