As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix HS33 EXR is also often compared to pro digicams, pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix HS33 EXR's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix HS28 EXR and the X-S1) and Canon (such as the EOS 60D and the EOS 650D)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS33 EXR compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a significantly longer battery life (600 shots vs 500 shots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (january 2012 vs july 2013).

Fujifilm FinePix HS28 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS28 EXR
similar age

Significant advantages of the HS28 EXR (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HS28 EXR (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the HS28 EXR and HS33 EXR

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 600 shots
  • Light weight: 730 g vs 687 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1
similar age
$1,043

Significant advantages of the X-S1 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the X-S1 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much shorter battery life: 460 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the X-S1 and HS33 EXR

  • Very long battery life: 460 shots vs 600 shots
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Kodak PixPro AZ521

Kodak PixPro AZ521
1 year newer
$235

Significant advantages of the AZ521 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the AZ521 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 600 shots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the AZ521 and HS33 EXR

  • Light weight: 551 g vs 687 g

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the HS35EXR (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the HS35EXR (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • None found

common strengths of the HS35EXR and HS33 EXR

  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 600 shots
  • Light weight: 687 g vs 687 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 600 shots
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Large (131×97×126 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the L340 and HS33 EXR

  • Very long battery life: 960 shots vs 600 shots
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 687 g

Fujifilm FinePix S9200

Fujifilm FinePix S9200
2 years newer
$365

Significant advantages of the S9200 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S9200 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 600 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S9200 and HS33 EXR

  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 600 shots
  • Light weight: 670 g vs 687 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS33 EXR compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 1.3 fps), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a much longer battery life (600 shots vs 350 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (large (131×97×126 mm) vs mid size (114×77×45 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), lacks and external mic jack and is thicker (5" vs 1.8").

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100
4 months older
$750

Significant advantages of the P7100 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (114×77×45 mm) vs Large (131×97×126 mm)
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the P7100 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the P7100 and HS33 EXR

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 600 shots
  • Support external flash

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS33 EXR compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (320 fps vs none), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5.3 fps) and is newer (january 2012 vs august 2010).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (10.6 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (800 ms vs 400 ms) and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
1 year older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 5"

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Shoots much slower: 5.3 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the 60D and HS33 EXR

  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 687 g
  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS33 EXR compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (320 fps vs none), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (10.6 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (800 ms vs 300 ms) and has a much smaller sensor (1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS 650D

Canon EOS 650D
4 months newer
$2,525 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 650D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 650D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 320 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the 650D and HS33 EXR

  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D
1 year older
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1100D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Much less startup delay: 100 ms vs 800 ms
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the 1100D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 320 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the 1100D and HS33 EXR

  • None found

Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D
3 years older
$266 (body only)
$319 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1000D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Large (131×97×126 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 5"

Significant disadvantages of the 1000D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the 1000D and HS33 EXR

  • None found

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D
1 year older
$425 (body only)
$532 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 600D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 10.6 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 600D (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 320 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the 600D and HS33 EXR

  • Flip-out screens

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS33 EXR compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (320 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (600 shots vs 350 shots) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10.6 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
2 years newer
$1,299 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 320 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the X-T1 and HS33 EXR

  • None found

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 320 fps
  • Shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the A6000 and HS33 EXR

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS33 EXR compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.7), has a screen which flips out, has a much longer battery life (600 shots vs 300 shots), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is significantly larger (large (131×97×126 mm) vs compact (105×58×33 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Casio Exilim EX-Z1100

Casio Exilim EX-Z1100
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the EX-Z1100 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (108×62×37 mm) vs Large (131×97×126 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z1100 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much shorter battery life: 470 shots vs 600 shots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the EX-Z1100 and HS33 EXR

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Very long battery life: 470 shots vs 600 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ20 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Large (131×97×126 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ20 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-TZ20 and HS33 EXR

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
similar age
$351

Significant advantages of the TZ30 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Large (131×97×126 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the TZ30 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 600 shots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the TZ30 and HS33 EXR

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
3 years newer
$600

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×66×40 mm) vs Large (131×97×126 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 600 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S9900 and HS33 EXR

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm HS33 EXR compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 3.2x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 39 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 77k dots) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (large (131×97×126 mm) vs super compact (94×56×23 mm)), is thicker (5" vs 0.9") and is much heavier (687 g vs 130 g).

Fujifilm FinePix JX405

Fujifilm FinePix JX405
10 months older

Significant advantages of the JX405 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Large (131×97×126 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 5"
  • Much lighter: 130 g vs 687 g

Significant disadvantages of the JX405 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the JX405 and HS33 EXR

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot A420

Canon PowerShot A420
5 years older

Significant advantages of the A420 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×52×40 mm) vs Large (131×97×126 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 5"
  • Much lighter: 200 g vs 687 g

Significant disadvantages of the A420 (vs the HS33 EXR)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.2x vs 30x

common strengths of the A420 and HS33 EXR

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital