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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
481 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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 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 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 $346.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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 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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              HS10:$399.99
              P500:$346.00
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              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 slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427 - $447

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $425

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $315

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $330

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $420

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              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

              $299 - $380

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $320 - $675

              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

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $249

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

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $324 - $347

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227 - $255

              Aperture Wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $289 - $390

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347 - $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

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              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Nikon Coolpix P500

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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