Updated (January 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Winner
Nikon D3300

98

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
High true resolution
True resolution
24.2 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.8 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR.
Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3300.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
320 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D3300

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Significantly smaller
124×98×76 mm vs 131×91×126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Battery life
Longer battery life
700 shots vs 400 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3" vs 5"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
430 g vs 730 g
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More than 40% lighter
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D3300's boost ISO is 2 f-stops 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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS20 EXRDigital
              D3300Pentamirror
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS20 EXR5"
              D33003"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              HS20 EXR131×91×126 mm
              D3300124×98×76 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $566 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $446

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $220

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $511

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon D3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $579 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $650 body only

              $589 - $700 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
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 body only

              $360 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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