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

52

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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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
Help
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$350.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS101,000 fps
              P500240 fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              HS101/4000s
              P5001/5000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              HS10$399.99
              P500$350.00
              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
              HS10131x91x126 mm
              P500116x84x103 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS1030x
              P50036x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $329

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $515

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $253 body only

              $355 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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,483 body only

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $337

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $599

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $469

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

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $267

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Significantly 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

              $399

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $200 - $327

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

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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