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

Nikon D3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Nikon D3100

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Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
95%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Autofocuses shooting video
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Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
  1. 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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Size
Smaller
124×97×74 mm vs 122×93×100 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D3100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SL240Digital
              D3100Pentamirror
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SL2403.9"
              D31002.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SL240510 g
              D3100505 g
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SL2401.2 fps
              D31003 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SL240460k dots
              D3100230k dots
              Size Large Help
              SL240122×93×100 mm
              D3100124×97×74 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4700

              Fujifilm FinePix S4700

              Super zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              External flash No external flash support
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

              Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

              Super zoom

              $249 - $330

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Slightly larger
              External flash No external flash support

              Nikon D3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 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
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 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
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $673 body only

              $969 with 55-300mm 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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