Updated (March, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 vs Nikon D3200

Nikon D3100

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Nikon D3100

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Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
95%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm SL240

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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Advantages of the Nikon D3100

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 12.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size Smaller 124x96x73 mm vs 122x93x100 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Battery life Longer battery life 550 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 1.2 fps
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2.5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D3100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        SL240:Digital
        D3100:Pentamirror
        Weight Heavy Help
        SL240:510 g
        D3100:505 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SL240:3.9"
        D3100:2.9"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SL240:1.2 fps
        D3100:3 fps
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Size Large Help
        SL240:122x93x100 mm
        D3100:124x96x73 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $339 - $567 body only

        $444 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Size Is significantly smaller
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies

        Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Super zoom

        $152

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Zoom More zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S4700

        Fujifilm FinePix S4700

        Super zoom

        $139

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        $349

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $331 - $390

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $200

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        External flash No external flash support

        Nikon D3100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 - $419 body only

        $399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Size Slightly larger
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $699 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $849 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $579 - $600 body only

        $200 - $672 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Battery life Shorter battery life

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