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

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

22

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
 

differences

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
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Color depth
Better color depth
23.5 bits vs 20.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.6 more bits of color
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 235k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
80.0 vs 60.0
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More than 30% better image quality
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
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
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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 13.5 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              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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              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S3 Pro:12.1 MP
              D7000:16.1 MP
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S3 Pro:2.0"
              D7000:3.0"

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $661 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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 D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $3,919 body only

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D300S

              Nikon D300S

              Pro DSLR

              $1,000 body only

              $1,897 with 18-55mm lens

              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D300

              Nikon D300

              Pro DSLR

              $1,700 body only

              $3,000 with 18-135mm lens

              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $385 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Competitors

              Advantages

              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
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $975 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
              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support
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              Nikon D2X

              Pro DSLR

              $5,626 body only

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

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $695 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $547 body only

              $499 - $647 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 - $799 body only

              $949 - $1,299 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 - $1,041 body only

              $1,099 - $1,562 with 28-135mm lens

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

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