Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Casio Exilim EX-FS10 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Casio Exilim EX-FS10

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

40

Casio Exilim EX-FS10

21

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-FS10

Size
Really small
Super compact 102x55x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
121 g

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Advantages of the Casio EX-FS10

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Size
Much smaller
102x55x20 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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13.3x smaller
Weight
Much lighter
121 g vs 730 g
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6x lighter
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 5"
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6.3x thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$180.00 vs $429.99
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The best price we've seen is $250 cheaper (2.4x less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the HS20 EXR's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
320 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 3x
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100x more zoom
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1250s
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3.2x faster max shutter speed
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 1s
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30x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $379

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Casio Exilim EX-FS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Casio Exilim EX-FC150

              Casio Exilim EX-FC150

              Compact

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Samsung TL350

              Samsung TL350

              Compact

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Heavier
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $898 with 16mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Larger
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 - $375 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $332

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $977

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $365 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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