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

66

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

60

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

Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
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

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 3 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
Cheaper
$260.36 vs $335.19
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
122x87x93 mm vs 123x89x123 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Battery life
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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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX200V's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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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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
              SL1000:920k dots
              DSC-HX200V:921k dots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SL1000:350 shots
              DSC-HX200V:450 shots
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SL1000:Digital
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              SL1000:659 g
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SL1000:4.8"
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              Size Large Help
              SL1000:123x89x123 mm
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $418

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $406 - $448

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $219 - $297

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $348

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $326

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $153

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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