Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 107x62x35 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 104x63x33 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
280 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

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
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Size Smaller 104x63x33 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Weight Lighter 215 g vs 254 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
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
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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
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 15x
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Around 80% more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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 2 f-stops better
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 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)
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Slightly 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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recommendations

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        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
        Battery life Great battery life Help
        F600 EXR:300 shots
        DSC-HX30V:320 shots
        Weight Heavy Help
        F600 EXR:215 g
        DSC-HX30V:254 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        F600 EXR:1.3"
        DSC-HX30V:1.4"
        Size Large Help
        F600 EXR:104x63x33 mm
        DSC-HX30V:107x62x35 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $221

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Focus points Has much more focus points
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $218 - $268

        Size Is significantly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $255 - $800

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $340 - $399

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

        Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

        Travel zoom

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External flash Supports an external flash
        GPS No built-in GPS
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $120

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279 - $368

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $340

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $203

        Size Significantly smaller
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $298 - $368

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Travel zoom

        $70 - $350

        Screen size Much larger screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $330

        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
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $398 - $994

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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