Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P500

100

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
600 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P500.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$378 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$550

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,498 body only

$945 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90

Super zoom

$2,008

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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Avatar for LenK LenK (3:36 AM, March 02, 2012)
Who in the world wrote made this comparison?? Right at the start it lists the differences and the Fuji wins just about all of them yet they some how give the nikon 100 and the Fuji 77? The HS-30 trounces the P500 in just about everything. It has more features a manual zoom and focus ring, speedlight capable, sensor size you name it. The areas the P500 wins in are in areas that didn't really matter and by insignificant amounts. You really should swap the score there buddy.
 
Mickeyg (2:32 PM, February 17, 2012)
I just used a friends Nkon P500  for a few days , compared to the Fuji  Camera , it looks and Feels  like a cheap camera and the power focus is annoying , also the Fuji can focus  better on max zoom , the Nikon was impossible with some objects , I would not choose the Nikon over my Fuji at all and the Fuji has far more features , I think with many Nikon products they expect you to pay for the name only .
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:18 PM, February 06, 2012)
Thanks for pointing that out, we have fixed that up.
 
Mistake (3:41 AM, February 06, 2012)
The Fujifilm HS30 does have slow motion video. At 320fps.
http://www.fujifilm.ca/products/digital_cameras/hs/finepix_hs30exr/features/page_07.html#sp-siblingLinks