Do you want to know what's better Nikon D500 or Fujifilm X-A10? SpecsPRO has compared Nikon D500 vs Fujifilm X-A10: weight, battery, sensor, resolution, ISO, dynamic range and other important specifications.

Nikon D500 vs Fujifilm X-A10

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

  • Max resolution

  • Sensor size

  • Sensor type

  • Processor

  • Image ratio w:h

  • Other resolutions

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • White balance presets

  • Custom white balance

  • Image stabilization

  • Uncompressed format

  • JPEG quality levels

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

  • Maximum shutter speed

  • Aperture priority

  • Shutter priority

  • Manual exposure mode

  • Subject / scene modes

  • Built-in flash

  • External flash

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

  • Self-timer

  • Metering modes

  • Exposure compensation

  • AE Bracketing

  • WB Bracketing

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

  • Flash range

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

  • Screen size

  • Screen dots

  • Touch screen

  • Screen type

  • Live view

  • Viewfinder type

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

  • File Format

  • Microphone

  • Speaker

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

  • Number of focus points

  • Lens mount

  • Focal length multiplier

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

  • Dimensions

  • Environmentally sealed

  • Battery

  • Battery details

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

  • Storage

  • Storage types

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

  • HDMI

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Remote control

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

  • Timelapse recording

  • GPS

  • GPS notes

  • Samples

  • Videos

  • Main

  • Model

    Nikon D500

  • Price

    $1,896.95

  • Advantages

  • SENSOR Effective pixels: 21 megapixels

    SENSOR Max resolution: 5568 x 3712

    SENSOR Sensor photo detectors: 22 megapixels

    IMAGE ISO: ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable to 50 - 1640000)

    IMAGE Boosted ISO (minimum): 50

    IMAGE Boosted ISO (maximum): 1640000

    IMAGE White balance presets: 12

    IMAGE Uncompressed format: RAW + TIFF

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000 sec

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES External flash: Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Continuous drive: 10.0 fps

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Screen size: 3.2

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Screen dots: 2,359,000

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Touch screen: Yes

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Viewfinder type: Optical (pentaprism)

    OPTICS & FOCUS Number of focus points: 153

    PHYSICAL Battery Life (CIPA): 1240

    OTHER FEATURES GPS: Optional

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Fujifilm X-A10
  • Main

  • Model

    Fujifilm X-A10

  • Price

    $39.95

  • Advantages

  • PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Subject / scene modes: Yes

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Built-in flash: Yes

    PHYSICAL Weight (inc. batteries): 331 g (0.73 lb / 11.68 oz)

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  • Announced

    Feb 2016

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Mid-size SLR

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    21 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    5568 x 3712

  • Sensor size

    APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Expeed 5

  • Image ratio w:h

    3:2

  • Other resolutions

    4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856

  • Sensor photo detectors

    22 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable to 50 - 1640000)

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    50

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    1640000

  • White balance presets

    12

  • Custom white balance

    Yes (5)

  • Image stabilization

    No

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW + TIFF

  • JPEG quality levels

    Fine, Normal, Basic

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/8000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    No

  • Built-in flash

    No

  • External flash

    Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)

  • Flash modes

    Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain

  • Continuous drive

    10.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Highlight-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

  • Flash range

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Tilting

  • Screen size

    3.2

  • Screen dots

    2,359,000

  • Touch screen

    Yes

  • Screen type

    TFT LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Optical (pentaprism)

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    1×

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, H.264

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    No

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    153

  • Lens mount

    Nikon F

  • Focal length multiplier

    1.5×

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)

  • Dimensions

    147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    1240

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD

  • Storage included

    None

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (mini-HDMI)

  • Microphone port

    Yes

  • Headphone port

    Yes

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth

  • Remote control

    Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes

  • GPS

    Optional

  • GPS notes

    GP-1

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  • Announced

    Jan 2017

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Rangefinder-style mirrorless

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    16 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    4896 x 3264

  • Sensor size

    APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

  • Image ratio w:h

    1:1, 3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

    3:2 (3456 x 2304, 2496 x 1664), 16:9 (4896 x 2760, 3456 x 1944, 2496 x 1408), 1:1 (3264 x 3264, 2304 x 2304, 1664 x 1664)

  • Sensor photo detectors

    17 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 200-6400 (expandable to 100-25600)

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    100

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    25600

  • White balance presets

    7

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    No

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Fine, Normal

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/4000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    Yes

  • External flash

    No

  • Flash modes

    Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander

  • Continuous drive

    6.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 10 secs, smile, buddy, group)

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Average
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

    1/32000 sec

  • Flash range

    5.00 m (at ISO 100)

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Tilting

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    1,040,000

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    180-degree upward-tilting TFT LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    None

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

  • File Format

    H.264

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    49

  • Lens mount

    Fujifilm X

  • Focal length multiplier

    1.5×

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    331 g (0.73 lb / 11.68 oz)

  • Dimensions

    117 x 67 x 40 mm (4.61 x 2.64 x 1.57)

  • Environmentally sealed

    No

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    410

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC card

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (mini-HDMI)

  • Microphone port

    No

  • Headphone port

    No

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n

  • Remote control

    Yes (Wired or via smartphone)

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes

  • GPS

    None

  • GPS notes

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  • Summary

    The Nikon D500 maximum resolution of 5568 x 3712 pixels (21 megapixels) is better than the X-A10 maximum resolution of 4896 x 3264 pixels (16 megapixels). The Nikon D500 offers a wider ISO range of 100-51200 in compare with 200-6400 ISO range of the X-A10. This ISO range allow the camera owner to make good quality pictures in more difficult situations. The Nikon D500 provides more presets of white balance - 12. It gives the photographer more control over colour. The Nikon D500 can save images in RAW format which is better for prints because of the finer gradation of colours and tones. The Nikon D500 has more number of focus points in compare with the X-A10: 153 vs 49. More focus points means more convenience while attempting to focus on subjects which are not centred.

    The Nikon D500 screen is better as it has more number of screen dots 2,359,000 in compare to 1,040,000 dots of the X-A10 display. The higher dot count screen is better for reviewing images on your camera. The Nikon D500 has Yes inch touch screen which is bigger in comparison to No inch screen of the X-A10. The Nikon D500 provides better fastest shutter speed - 1/8000 second.

    The X-A10 has built-in flash. The Nikon D500 supports external flash. It provides perfect control over the exposure and lighting of the subject in low light or in bright light situations where the photographer needs to fill-flash. The Nikon D500 battery life is better in compare to the X-A10 battery life. In accordance with CIPA standards the photographer will be able to take 1240 shots with the D500 and only 410 with the X-A10. The X-A10 weighs 331g which is 529g less than the weight of the Nikon D500. The Nikon D500 can utilize optional accessory GPS devices. Recording GPS data can be convenient if you like to travel, to be able to check the photo metadata and see exactly where a photo was shot.

    Taking into account the above-mentioned differences the D500 will be the best buy. Check the list of the best offers on Amazon.