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

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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

71

Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

65

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 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

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Size
Smaller
104x63x33 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
Help
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$207.08 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $192 cheaper (around 50% less)
Thickness
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
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 2 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
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              F600 EXR1080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX30V1080p @ 60fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              F600 EXR8 fps
              DSC-HX30V10 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              F600 EXR300 shots
              DSC-HX30V320 shots
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              F600 EXR1.3"
              DSC-HX30V1.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              F600 EXR215 g
              DSC-HX30V254 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              F600 EXR104x63x33 mm
              DSC-HX30V107x62x35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              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-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $348

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $175

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

              Travel zoom

              $222

              Size Significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix F650 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix F650 Zoom

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Lowest price More expensive

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $399

              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

              $500

              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $248

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $370

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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