Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS10 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

60

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
380 ms shutter lag
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

Items often bought with the Nikon P510 or Fujifilm 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 120 fps
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Around 8.5x higher fps
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
Help
At its widest zoom, the HS10's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
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
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
120×83×102 mm vs 131×91×126 mm
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More than 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 30x
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More than 90% more zoom
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Thinner
4" vs 5"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
555 g vs 666 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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
              P510120 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
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS105"
              P5104"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS10666 g
              P510555 g
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              HS10450 ms
              P510380 ms
              Size Large Help
              HS10131×91×126 mm
              P510120×83×102 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
              P5101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $461

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $400

              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Size Much smaller
              Thickness Much thinner
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              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

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $379

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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