Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D3 vs Fujifilm X-T1

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon D3
43 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon D3
300 ms
Fujifilm X-T1
1,000 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D3
9 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D3
4,300 photos
Fujifilm X-T1
350 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D3  vs Fujifilm X-T1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D3
12.1 MP
Fujifilm X-T1
16.3 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D3
25,600 ISO
Fujifilm X-T1
51,200 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D3
71.7 microns
Fujifilm X-T1
22.6 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon D3  vs
Fujifilm X-T1 
Megapixels 12.1 MP 16.3 MP
Resolution 4256 x 2832 4664 x 3496
Size Full frame APS-C
Area 36 x 24 mm 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.5x
Pixel size 71.7 microns 22.6 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
NEF 14bit
NEF 12bit
Self cleaning sensor No Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Supports continuous No Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 0.77x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.5x


Max continuous shooting 9 fps 8 fps
Battery life 4,300 350
Continuous shooting
9 fps, JPEG
8 fps
Shutter lag 43 ms 51 ms
Startup delay 300 ms 1,000 ms


Nikon D3  vs
Fujifilm X-T1 
Video None 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p N/A No
Shoots high speed video N/A No
External mic jack N/A 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus type N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous N/A Yes


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 922 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 160 x 157 x 88 mm 129 x 89.8 x 46.7 mm
Thickness 88 mm 46.7 mm
Weight 1,300 g 440 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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