Updated (March, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Nikon D3200

Nikon D3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Nikon D3100

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
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Contrast detection
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS10. Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS10

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,000 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x 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 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Nikon D3100

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Size
Significantly smaller
124x96x73 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
279 ms vs 450 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.9" vs 5"
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More than 40% thinner
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
505 g vs 666 g
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More than 20% lighter
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$259.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $141 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS10Digital
              D3100Pentamirror
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS105"
              D31002.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS10666 g
              D3100505 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              HS10131x91x126 mm
              D3100124x96x73 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $591 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 - $1,550 body only

              $400 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $722 body only

              $1,038 with 55-300mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $1,500 with 18-135mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $417

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Size Significantly smaller
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $302 - $314

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $464

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon D3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

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