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

Nikon D5100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 4 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
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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
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
Size Significantly smaller 127x96x78 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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Around 12x larger sensor
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
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
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.1" vs 5"
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Around 40% thinner
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 273 ms vs 350 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Weight Lighter 560 g vs 730 g
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More than 20% 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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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        HS20 EXR:Digital
        D5100:Pentamirror
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS20 EXR:730 g
        D5100:560 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        HS20 EXR:5"
        D5100:3.1"
        Size Large Help
        HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
        D5100:127x96x78 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $376 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $350 - $409 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

        $332

        3D Takes 3D photos
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $350 - $380

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

        $337 - $471

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

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

        Nikon D5100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 - $647 body only

        $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Startup delay Much more startup delay
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        GPS Has a GPS
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Lowest price More expensive
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $575 - $629 body only

        $848 - $966 with 18-105mm lens

        Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

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        Leexuyiu (9:36 AM, April 23, 2011)
        specs for d5100
        http://www.nikon.com.my/productitem.php?pid=1423-f4320ceaf9