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
Size Significantly smaller 127x96x78 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 273 ms vs 450 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking 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
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
Weight Lighter 560 g vs 666 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $298 body only

        $385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,299 body only

        $1,599 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $349 - $441

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom More zoom
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $249 - $409

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $365

        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Nikon D5100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

        3D Takes 3D photos
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Size Slightly smaller
        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $600 - $680 body only

        $816 - $830 with 18-105mm lens

        Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $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

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