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

Nikon D3300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
430 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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
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
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
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size Significantly smaller 124x98x75 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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Around 12x larger sensor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 700 shots vs 400 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
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
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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 EXR:Digital
        D3300:Pentamirror
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        HS20 EXR:5"
        D3300:3"
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS20 EXR:730 g
        D3300:430 g
        Size Large Help
        HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
        D3300:124x98x75 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 body only

        $579 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has much less startup delay
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has much less startup delay
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $290 - $329 body only

        $369 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has much less startup delay
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Super zoom

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $236 - $380

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $250

        3D Takes 3D photos
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $471

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

        Super zoom

        $244 - $436

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Size Slightly larger

        Nikon D3300 Competitors

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        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        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
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $370 - $400 body only

        $500 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $681 body only

        $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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