Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs Nikon D3300

Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D3200

100

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Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

59

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS50EXR

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Size
Much smaller
125x96x76 mm vs 135x101x146 mm
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2.2x smaller
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24.1 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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More than 11.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Much thinner
3" vs 5.7"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
505 g vs 808 g
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Around 40% lighter
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
540 shots vs 500 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D3200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon Help
              fast and accurate
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR:920k dots
              D3200:921k dots
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS50EXR:500 shots
              D3200:540 shots
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS50EXR:Digital
              D3200:Pentamirror
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR:5.7"
              D3200:3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR:808 g
              D3200:505 g
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR:135x101x146 mm
              D3200:125x96x76 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Has significantly less color depth
              Dynamic range Has much narrower dynamic range
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Size Much smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $259 - $290

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $339 - $469

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $400

              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Zoom Less zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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              Avatar for Karl Nikon Karl Nikon (11:39 PM, November 10, 2014)
              Hi Sam
              The Zoom on the Fuji is fantastic and also has panorama.
              Hope this helps
               
              Sam (8:58 AM, October 31, 2014)
              why you prefer the fuji? need to know.
               
              Avatar for Karl Nikon Karl Nikon (11:16 AM, October 15, 2014)
              I have both these camera's and i still use the fuji more.