Updated (March, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR vs Nikon D3200

Nikon D3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

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Nikon D3100

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Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS25 EXR

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS25 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Nikon D3100

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Size
Significantly smaller
124x96x73 mm vs 130x97x126 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.9" vs 5"
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More than 40% thinner
Battery life
Longer battery life
550 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
505 g vs 730 g
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More than 30% lighter
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$231.23 vs $386.09
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The best price we've seen is $155 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS25 EXRDigital
              D3100Pentamirror
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS25 EXR5"
              D31002.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS25 EXR730 g
              D3100505 g
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              HS25 EXR130x97x126 mm
              D3100124x96x73 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              HS25 EXR460k dots
              D3100230k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $275

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Super zoom

              $277

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon D3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $627 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Slightly larger
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $692 body only

              $885 with 55-300mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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