Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P510

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Professional size 120x83x102 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
230 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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Battery life Much longer battery life 600 shots vs 200 shots
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3x more shots per battery charge
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 320 fps vs 120 fps
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More than 2.5x higher fps
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the HS30 EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 230 ms vs 380 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $249.00 vs $298.50
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 30x
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More than 90% more zoom
Size Significantly smaller 120x83x102 mm vs 131x97x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Weight Lighter 555 g vs 687 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 4" vs 5"
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Around 20% thinner
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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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR:5"
              P510:4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR:687 g
              P510:555 g
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm
              P510:120x83x102 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $376

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $379

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $319 - $390

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $249 - $346

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $399

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix S8300

              Fujifilm FinePix S8300

              Super zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS

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              discussion

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              Abby (10:35 PM, June 26, 2013)
              The nikon p510 doesn't accept filters, additional flash, telephoto, fisheye, wide angle additions, or other accessories like a lens hood. The Fuji hs30 does.
               
              Ranarajo (3:17 AM, July 21, 2012)
              I yaus HS30 an P510  HS30 is 85% DSLR an  P510 55% DSLR camara
               
              Armanali (3:10 AM, July 21, 2012)
              fuji HS30 is batar dan P5100  i tri  fuji is mor nacaral calar
               
              Ranarohem (3:05 AM, July 21, 2012)
              fuji HS30 good camara
               
              Ben (3:49 PM, July 03, 2012)
              p510 is terrible!! how does it get 100
               
              Sarah (8:24 AM, May 25, 2012)
              I think this comparison is biased.
               
              Mickeyg (8:59 PM, March 28, 2012)
              Please disclose the "deal" snapsort has with Nikon
               
              Tex (10:28 PM, February 25, 2012)
              In Comparing cameras, why is Popularity included as one of the parameters? In my opinion, popularity has nothing to do with performance.