Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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 120 fps
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Around 8.5x higher fps
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the HS10's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Longest exposure 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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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 30x
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More than 90% more zoom
Size Smaller 120x83x102 mm vs 131x91x126 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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs 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 Common Weaknesses
        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"
        P510:4"
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS10:666 g
        P510:555 g
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        HS10:450 ms
        P510:380 ms
        Size Large Help
        HS10:131x91x126 mm
        P510:120x83x102 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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $279

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $229

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        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
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        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
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $350

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $390 - $399

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        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 HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $250

        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

        $325 - $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
        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 P510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $322 - $347

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

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Super zoom

        $347

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $325 - $390

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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