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

Nikon D3200 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Winner
Nikon D3200

95

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24.1 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Thickness
Much thinner
3" vs 5.7"
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Around 50% thinner
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
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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recommendations

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
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS50EXR:Digital
              D3200:Pentamirror
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR:5.7"
              D3200:3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR:808 g
              D3200:505 g
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR:135x101x146 mm
              D3200:125x96x76 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $393 body only

              $429 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $334 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $379 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Dynamic range Has much narrower dynamic range
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $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

              $349 body only

              $499 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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $342 - $429

              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $420

              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $342 - $480

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $300

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $499 - $647 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

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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.