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

Nikon D3100

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Nikon D3100

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

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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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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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Size Significantly smaller 124x96x73 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 12.5x larger sensor
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
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
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.9" vs 5"
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More than 40% thinner
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
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        HS10:Digital
        D3100:Pentamirror
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS10:666 g
        D3100:505 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        HS10:5"
        D3100:2.9"
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Size Large Help
        HS10:131x91x126 mm
        D3100:124x96x73 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $329 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $929 body only

        $834 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,257 body only

        $1,300 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

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        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        $510

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Fujifilm X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $390 - $675

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $316 - $370

        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

        $244

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $310 - $314

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon D3100 Competitors

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        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 - $419 body only

        $399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $699 - $849 body only

        $499 - $822 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
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $556 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Size Slightly larger
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Startup delay Much more startup delay
        Lowest price More expensive

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