Updated (January 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Winner
Nikon D5100

54

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
95%
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$478 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$374

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Super zoom

$140

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Super zoom

$263

Lowest price Slightly cheaper

discussion

Nikon D5100
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