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

Nikon D3200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Dynamic range
Wide 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
 
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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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS50EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 600 shots vs 540 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $337.00 vs $476.95
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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 24.2 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
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
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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 Common Weaknesses
              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:600 shots
              D3200:540 shots
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS50EXR:Digital
              D3200:Pentamirror
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427 - $447

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $320 - $675

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $365 - $598

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $245 - $436

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $374 - $471

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $255 - $305

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $715 body only

              $499 - $838 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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