Nikon D5 vs Fujifilm X-A5

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5 and Fujifilm X-A5. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Nikon D5 is manufacturered by Nikon but Fujifilm X-A5 is from Fujifilm. Both Nikon and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Nikon D5 were released 2016 and Fujifilm X-A5 was released 2018. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D5 2016
Fujifilm X-A5 2018

Type of camera

Nikon D5 is a DSLR camera while Fujifilm X-A5 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5 has a "Nikon FX"-sensor while Fujifilm X-A5 has a "Fujifilm APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D5 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Fujifilm X-A5 75 mm
Fujifilm sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:


Nikon D5 has a 21 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm X-A5 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D5 21 MP
20742656 pixels
5588 x 3712
Fujifilm X-A5 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Fujifilm X-A5 has a 16 % larger resolution than Nikon D5. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D5 has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm X-A5. Nikon D5 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Fujifilm X-A5 has 200 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D5 100-102400
Fujifilm X-A5 200-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-A5

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D5 can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm X-A5 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D5 14
Fujifilm X-A5 6

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon D5 and Fujifilm X-A5 can shoot movies.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D5 weighs 1415 gr (equal to 3.12 lb) which is 292% heavier than Fujifilm X-A5 and its 361 gr (or 0.8 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D5 1415 gr
3.12 lb
Fujifilm X-A5 361 gr
0.8 lb

Nikon D5 vs Fujifilm X-A5 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D5 and Fujifilm X-A5, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Name Nikon D5 Fujifilm X-A5
Manufacturer Nikon Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Release Year 2016 2018
Release Date 2016-01-05 2018-01-31
MSRP 6499 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5588 x 3712 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 21 MP 24 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 5
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
ISO Range 100 - 102400 200 - 12800
White Balance Presets 12 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Focus Points 153 91
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Fujifilm X

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Articulated LCD Fixed Tilting
Screen size 3.2 3
Screen dots 2359000 1040000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) No Viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72
Viewfinder Resolution 0 0
Photography features
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Frames per second 14 fps 6 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 6 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Memory Card Compact Flash
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Optional with WT-5A or WT-6A
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE)
Remote Control Yes (wired, wireless, smartphone) Yes (Wired or via smartphone)
Optional with GP-1A
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D5
Fujifilm X-A5
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL18a lithium-ion battery & charger
NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 3780 shots 450 shots
Width 160 mm 117 mm
Height 159 mm 68 mm
Depth 92 mm 40 mm
Weight 1415 gram 361 gram