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

Nikon D5100 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Nikon D5100

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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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

$279 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$385 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$159 - $197

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Super zoom

$122 - $159

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Zoom More zoom
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

discussion

Nikon D5100
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