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Advantages of the Fujifilm S5200 Zoom

Weight
Lighter
470 g vs 590 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D5000

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Screen size
Much larger screen
2.7" vs 1.8"
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50% larger screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
12.2 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4.4"
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Around 30% thinner
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              S5200 ZoomDigital
              D5000Pentamirror
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S5200 Zoom480p @ 30fps
              D5000720p @ 24fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S5200 Zoom4.4"
              D50003.1"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S5200 Zoom115k dots
              D5000230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S5200 Zoom1.8"
              D50002.7"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S5200 Zoom1,600 ISO
              D50003,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S5200 Zoom5 MP
              D500012.2 MP
              Size Large Help
              S5200 Zoom114×85×112 mm
              D5000127×104×80 mm

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