Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs Casio Exilim EX-H30

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

96

Casio Exilim EX-H30

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-H30

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-H30

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the EX-H30's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
104x58x27 mm vs 108x64x38 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.5"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$188.01 vs $286.15
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The best price we've seen is $98 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX50V

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720 x 1280 @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 12.5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Casio Exilim EX-H30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Super zoom

              $296

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Much larger
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $165

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung HZ35W

              Samsung HZ35W

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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