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

Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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 Higher speed movies 320 fps vs 120 fps
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More than 2.5x higher fps
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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)
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
Lowest price Cheaper $239.95 vs $304.00
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The best price we've seen is $64 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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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
Size Significantly smaller 120x83x102 mm vs 131x97x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 30x
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More than 90% more zoom
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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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.

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $240

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $427 - $440 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $363 - $390

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $390 - $536

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $227 - $290

              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

              $331 - $390

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $349

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $314

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $675

              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $439

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427

              Zoom Significantly 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

              $347

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $175 - $279

              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS

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              discussion

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              Showing 8 comments

              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.