Updated (February 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

75

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm)
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 18 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm SL1000

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
More zoom
50x vs 33.8x
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More than 2x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The SL1000's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$550.68 vs $629.93
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Size
Smaller
122×87×93 mm vs 123×89×123 mm
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Around 30% smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
450 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/2.9
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 4.8"
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More than 20% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1700s
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2.4x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Lighter
583 g vs 659 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              SL1000920k dots
              DSC-HX200V921k dots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SL1000350 shots
              DSC-HX200V450 shots
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SL1000Digital
              DSC-HX200VTunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SL1000$550.68
              DSC-HX200V$629.93
              Weight Heavy Help
              SL1000659 g
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SL10004.8"
              DSC-HX200V3.7"
              Size Large Help
              SL1000123×89×123 mm
              DSC-HX200V122×87×93 mm

              Compared to recent super 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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $395 - $498

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $550

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $338 - $399

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $154

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $503

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $275

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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