• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 350.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm HS25EXR advantages over Nikon L620

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 350 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon L620 advantages over Fujifilm HS25EXR

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 126 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    237g vs 730g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm HS20EXR

Fujifilm HS25EXR
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon L620
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm HS30EXR

Fujifilm HS25EXR
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon L620
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon L610

Fujifilm HS25EXR
Nikon L610
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Nikon L620
Nikon L610
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Fujifilm HS25EXR
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Slow-motion videos
Nikon L620
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon S810c

Fujifilm HS25EXR
Nikon S810c
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L620
Nikon S810c
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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