Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

99

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Casio Exilim EX-H30

44

Casio Exilim EX-H30

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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
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.5"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$316.29 vs $348.00
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (around 10% 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 high 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
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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              EX-H30:$316.29
              DSC-HX50V:$348.00
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              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
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Casio Exilim EX-H30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $164

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $432

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              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
              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

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

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