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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

93

Casio Exilim EX-H30

46

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

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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 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
104×58×28 mm vs 108×64×38 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.5"
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Around 30% thinner
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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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 12.5x
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Around 6x more zoom
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720 x 1,280 @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
Significantly 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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $250 - $318

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Casio Exilim EX-H30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 S2

              Nikon 1 S2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $249 - $449 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $440

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $350

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              External flash No external flash support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              External flash No external flash support
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $329

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

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

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