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

Nikon D5100 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Winner
Nikon D5100

49

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

46

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

$400 - $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

$348 body only

$399 - $426 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$412 - $597 body only

$350 - $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 S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

$220

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Larger
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$300

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Zoom Slightly more zoom

discussion

Nikon D5100
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