Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Storage slots
More storage slots
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S3 Pro

Snapsort is not aware of any important advantages of the Fujifilm S3 Pro vs the Nikon D7000.
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 20.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.6 more bits of color
Overall image quality Much better image quality 80.0 vs 60.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 235k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 346 ISO
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The D7000 has excellent image quality 1.8 f-stops higher ISO than the S3 Pro
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 94%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution Higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Size Significantly smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 148x135x80 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 13.5 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D7000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight Lighter 780 g vs 930 g
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Around 20% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        S3 Pro:13.5 EV
        D7000:13.9 EV
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        S3 Pro:12.1 MP
        D7000:16.1 MP
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        S3 Pro:1,600 ISO
        D7000:6,400 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        S3 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
        D7000:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $947 body only

        $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $792 body only

        $950 with 18-105mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Weight Is significantly lighter
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $469 body only

        $490 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Nikon D700

        Nikon D700

        Pro DSLR

        $4,337 body only

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D300

        Nikon D300

        Pro DSLR

        $1,700 body only

        $2,200 with 18-135mm lens

        Focus points Has slightly more focus points
        Thickness Is thinner
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $550 body only

        $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker

        Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        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 Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Nikon D200

        Nikon D200

        Pro DSLR

        $749 body only

        $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

        Color depth Better color depth
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        True resolution Lower true resolution
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        Nikon D2X

        Pro DSLR

        $6,250 body only

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

        Nikon D7000 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $697 - $747 body only

        $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 body only

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $899 body only

        $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,049 body only

        $1,299 - $1,699 with 18-135mm lens

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,153 body only

        $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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