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

$435 body only

$397 - $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

$369 - $447 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

$429 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
Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$950 body only

$1,000 with 18-70mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,720 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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.