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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610

Portability
59
Imaging
40
Features
57
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front
 
Nikon Coolpix L610 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 Key Specs

Fujifilm HS35EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Push to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 687g - 131 x 97 x 126mm
  • Revealed January 2013
  • Succeeded the Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Successor is Fujifilm HS50 EXR
Nikon L610
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-350mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 240g - 108 x 69 x 34mm
  • Revealed August 2012
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 Overview

On this page, we will be looking at the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Nikon L610, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm HS35EXR (16MP) and the L610 (16MP) is pretty comparable but the Fujifilm HS35EXR (1/2") and L610 (1/2.3") offer different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm HS35EXR was unveiled 6 months after the L610 so they are of a similar age. The two cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm HS35EXR being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Nikon L610 being a Compact camera.

Before diving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a short highlight of how the Fujifilm HS35EXR grades vs the L610 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS35EXR over the Nikon L610

 Fujifilm HS35EXR L610 
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Nikon L610 over the Fujifilm HS35EXR

 L610 Fujifilm HS35EXR 

Common features in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Nikon L610

 Fujifilm HS35EXR L610 
RevealedJanuary 2013August 2012Same age
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Screen resolution460k460kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you need to consider its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm HS35EXR provides outer measurements of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") having a weight of 687 grams (1.51 lbs) and the Nikon L610 has measurements of 108mm x 69mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") and a weight of 240 grams (0.53 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Nikon L610 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have attached during that time. Below is a front view size comparison of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and the L610.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and L610 is 59 and 90 respectively.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to picture the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by seeing technical specs. The image below may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and L610.

As you can tell, each of these cameras provide the same megapixels albeit different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the bigger sensor which should make obtaining shallower depth of field simpler.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Portrait photography advice
Nikon L610 Portrait photography advice
56
has manual focus
good MP (16MP)
provides face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
tiny sensor (1/2")
30
resolution is good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Street photography camera
Nikon L610 as a Street photography camera
55
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
tiny sensor (1/2")
more heavy than others in class (687 grams)
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (240g)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Sports photography factors
Nikon L610 Sports photography factors
55
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
good battery pack (600 per charge)
tiny sensor (1/2")
lacks phase detect autofocus
45
long zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery power (120 CIPA)
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Travel photography info
Nikon L610 Travel photography info
53
good battery pack (600 per charge)
good MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (687g)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
66
lighter than competitors (240g)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (25mm)
very long zoom (350mm)
no Time Lapse mode
bad battery power (120 shots)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Landscape photography with Nikon L610
53
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16MP)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (600 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2")
no Timelapse recording
41
relatively wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
bad battery power (120 CIPA)
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Vlogging camera
Nikon L610 as a Vlogging camera
25
quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no external microphone socket
more heavy than others in class (687 grams)
33
relatively wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors (240 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
no mic support
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Nikon L610 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm HS35EXR and Nikon L610
 Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXRNikon Coolpix L610
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Nikon Coolpix L610
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-07 2012-08-09
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXR -
Sensor type EXRCMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max boosted ISO 12800 -
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-350mm (14.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.6 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/6000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 11.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m ) -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 687 gr (1.51 pounds) 240 gr (0.53 pounds)
Physical dimensions 131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") 108 x 69 x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 600 photos 120 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack AA
Battery model NP-W126 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) -
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $380 $150