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

Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P500

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P500.

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
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
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
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 Very high speed movies Help
              HS101,000 fps
              P500240 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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"
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              HS101/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              P5001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS1030x
              P50036x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              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

              $550

              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 F665 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Travel zoom

              Size Much smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Super zoom

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $335

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

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              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Nikon Coolpix P500
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