Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

57

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Nikon Coolpix L810

55

Nikon Coolpix L810

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
320 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS25 EXR

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the HS25 EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
11 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HS25 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 25.4x
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Around 40% more zoom
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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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Size
Much smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 130x97x126 mm
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2.3x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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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
$262.34 vs $386.09
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The best price we've seen is $124 cheaper (more than 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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              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
              HS25 EXR:5"
              L810:3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS25 EXR:730 g
              L810:430 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              HS25 EXR:130x97x126 mm
              L810:111x76x83 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
              HS25 EXR:30x
              L810:25.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $246

              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $249

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $432

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $259 - $290

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $416

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $299 - $500

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

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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