Updated (October, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5100

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Nikon D5100

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS10

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 1,000 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 4 fps
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2.5x faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size Significantly smaller 127x96x78 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 13x larger sensor
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 273 ms vs 450 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.1" vs 5"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight Lighter 560 g vs 666 g
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Around 20% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        HS10:Digital
        D5100:Pentamirror
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS10:666 g
        D5100:560 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        HS10:5"
        D5100:3.1"
        Size Large Help
        HS10:131x91x126 mm
        D5100:127x96x78 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 body only

        $579 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Focus points Has slightly more focus points
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $600 body only

        $200 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

        Thickness Is thinner
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $236 - $380

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $471

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $250

        3D Takes 3D photos
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $279

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly smaller
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        Nikon D5100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Startup delay Much more startup delay
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        GPS Has a GPS
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Lowest price More expensive
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $629 - $769 body only

        $848 - $948 with 18-105mm lens

        Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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