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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $273.20 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $127 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              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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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $420

              Size Smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $195 - $215

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $226 - $290

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $398

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

              Nikon D3100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $225 - $399 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

              $681 - $700 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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 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
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 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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