Updated (April 2013): Compare the Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V vs Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

77

Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX30V or Fujifilm F600 EXR

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Advantages of the Fujifilm F600 EXR

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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$207.08 vs $1,027.49
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The best price we've seen is $820 cheaper (5x less)
Size
Smaller
104×63×33 mm vs 107×62×35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 254 g
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Around 20% lighter
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX30V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 15x
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Around 80% more zoom
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX30V's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
320 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              F600 EXR1080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX30V1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              F600 EXR1.3"
              DSC-HX30V1.4"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              F600 EXR104×63×33 mm
              DSC-HX30V107×62×35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              F600 EXR300 shots
              DSC-HX30V320 shots
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $370

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $191

              Size Much smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $73 - $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $513

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix F650 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix F650 Zoom

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $420

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Significantly larger
              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
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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