Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P500

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Nikon Coolpix P500

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 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 1 f-stop 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 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 Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 116x84x103 mm vs 131x91x126 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
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recommendations

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

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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        HS10:1,000 fps
        P500:240 fps
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        HS10:5"
        P500:4.1"
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS10:666 g
        P500:481 g
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        HS10:131x91x126 mm
        P500:116x84x103 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        HS10:30x
        P500:36x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $279

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $425

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Super zoom

        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $471

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $236 - $380

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Super zoom

        Size Much smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427

        Zoom Much more zoom
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $322 - $347

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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        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