Updated (October 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5100 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Winner
Nikon D5100

67

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

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
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
8 fps vs 4 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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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
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
127×97×79 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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
660 shots vs 400 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
273 ms vs 350 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.1" vs 5"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
560 g vs 730 g
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More than 20% 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 D5100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS20 EXRDigital
              D5100Pentamirror
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS20 EXR730 g
              D5100560 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS20 EXR5"
              D51003.1"
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              HS20 EXR131×91×126 mm
              D5100127×97×79 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

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

              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Dynamic range Has much narrower dynamic range
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D5000

              Nikon D5000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $789 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              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

              $434

              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 HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $675 body only

              $971 with 55-300mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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