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

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
Battery life Longer battery life 550 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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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              similarities

              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SL240:460k dots
              D3100:230k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $299 body only

              $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200 - $540

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              External flash No external flash support
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $199 - $430

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              External flash No external flash support
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $131

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              External flash No external flash support

              Nikon D3100 Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $485 - $669 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 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 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
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $929 body only

              $950 with 18-105mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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