Nikon D5100 vs Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Winner
Nikon D5100

65

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

23

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$453 body only

$350 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$317 body only

$520 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Pro DSLR

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,266 - $1,497 body only

$1,897 with 24-85mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Thickness Thicker

discussion

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Chrishschan2008 (2:01 AM, March 29, 2012)
Should not use these two for comparison, old man and a young boy, they are at lest 5-6 years or more apart. If the D5100 still cannot match or higher with the S3, then Nikon technology should not in the being.
Fuji S3 pro still looks very professional when comparing with Nikon D5100 a cheapy look camera.