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

Nikon D5100 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Winner
Nikon D5100

52

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

49

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

$419 body only

$419 - $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

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$415 - $597 body only

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

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

Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$230

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$200

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Size Significantly smaller
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

$220

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Wide angle Worse wide angle

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
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FinePix S4200
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