As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, digicams and pro DSLRs. The Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8100fd and the FinePix S5700 Zoom) and Sony (such as the Alpha DSLR-A330)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5100 Zoom compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 27 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
3 years newer
$654

Significant advantages of the S8100fd (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S8100fd (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8100fd and S5100 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 387 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and S5100 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 387 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd
3 years newer
$359

Significant advantages of the S1000fd (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 33 mm vs 37 mm
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 3.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the S1000fd (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the S1000fd and S5100 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 387 g
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 3.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40
9 years newer
$220

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ40 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ40 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-LZ40 and S5100 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Professional size (126×87×94 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 524 g vs 387 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.1"

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.8" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX50 HS and S5100 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 387 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 3.1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5100 Zoom compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (prosumer size (113×81×79 mm) vs professional size (142×99×72 mm)) and is slightly lighter (387 g vs 645 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 230k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 14.2 MP) and has a much smaller sensor (1/3" 5.27x3.96mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm).

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A330 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A330 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (128×97×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)

common strengths of the DSLR-A330 and S5100 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×97×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
6 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)

common strengths of the D3100 and S5100 Zoom

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel

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1 year older
$499 (body only)
$349 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 6.3 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much larger screen: 1.8" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much larger: Professional size (142×99×72 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 645 g vs 387 g

common strengths of the Rebel and S5100 Zoom

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5100 Zoom compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (july 2004 vs february 1999) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/750 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2") and doesn't support an external flash.

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom
3 years older

Significant advantages of the 6900 Zoom (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 6900 Zoom (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6900 Zoom and S5100 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix 700

Nikon Coolpix 700
5 years older

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 700 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 700 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/750 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Coolpix 700 and S5100 Zoom

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Fujifilm FinePix 3800

Fujifilm FinePix 3800
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 3800 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 3800 (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 3800 and S5100 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5100 Zoom compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is newer (july 2004 vs february 2004), is much smaller (prosumer size (113×81×79 mm) vs large (148×135×80 mm)) and is much lighter (387 g vs 930 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2"), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 12.1 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/3" 5.27x3.96mm vs APS-C 23x15.5mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and has a built-in lens.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
5 months older

Significant advantages of the S3 Pro (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 3.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the S3 Pro (vs the S5100 Zoom)

  • Much larger: Large (148×135×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Much heavier: 930 g vs 387 g

common strengths of the S3 Pro and S5100 Zoom

  • Built-in flashes