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

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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/3.0
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The HS10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
Help
More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$399.99 vs $499.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 30x
Help
More than 90% more zoom
Size
Smaller
120x83x102 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
Help
More than 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
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
              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
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              HS10:$399.99
              P510:$499.99
              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

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $385 - $410 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 L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $449 body only

              $409 - $479 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
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $416

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $381

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

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 body only

              $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

              Size Significantly smaller
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Does not take movies

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              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 P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $329

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $438

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

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

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