Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix L810

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
320 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
320 fps vs None
Help
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
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.1
Help
At its widest zoom, the HS20 EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 1.2 fps
Help
More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Battery life
Longer battery life
400 shots vs 300 shots
Help
More than 30% more shots per battery charge
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 25.4x
Help
Around 40% more zoom
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
Help
Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
Help
2.7x faster max shutter speed
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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2.1x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
Help
More than 2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Weight
Significantly lighter
430 g vs 730 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.3" vs 5"
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More than 30% thinner
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$309.99 vs $429.99
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS20 EXR5"
              L8103.3"
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              HS20 EXR350 ms
              L810580 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS20 EXR730 g
              L810430 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              HS20 EXR130x90x126 mm
              L810111x76x83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS20 EXR30x
              L81025.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $379

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $277

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $166

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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