Updated (February 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS10 vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Really small
Size
Professional size (116×84×103 mm)
Light-weight
Weight
481 g
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

Items often bought with the Nikon P500 or Fujifilm HS10

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS10.
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS10

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
1,000 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 4x higher fps
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the HS10's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS10's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P500

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
116×84×103 mm vs 131×91×126 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Zoom
More zoom
36x vs 30x
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More than 40% more zoom
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
481 g vs 666 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
4.1" vs 5"
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Around 20% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/5000s vs 1/4000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              HS101,000 fps
              P500240 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              HS101/4000s
              P5001/5000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS105"
              P5004.1"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS10666 g
              P500481 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              HS10131×91×126 mm
              P500116×84×103 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              HS101/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              P5001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $503

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $303 - $350

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $304

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $494 - $649 body only

              $579 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $145 - $149

              Size Much smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger

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              discussion

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              Showing 4 comments

              Avatar for barry barry (11:09 PM, April 28, 2013)
              reasons being (liking hs10)


              more rugged
              rubber grips
              better images imo
              panorama
              manual lens control
              raw
              flash
              love fujis
              other stuff cant think now its late .
               
              Avatar for barry barry (11:06 PM, April 28, 2013)
              owned both prefer hs10 personally .
               
              Avatar for Sanjay Nilugal Sanjay Nilugal (10:56 AM, April 18, 2011)
              i like Hs10 btr..
              looks like a camera atleast unlike p500 ;)
              n advantages of high speed video n external flash n raw pics !!
              u cant omit them ...
               
              ramy azeez (6:05 PM, February 28, 2011)
              i like booth cameras