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

59

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)
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
Thickness
Thin
3.7"
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
More zoom
50x vs 33.8x
Help
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
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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
122×87×93 mm vs 123×89×123 mm
Help
Around 30% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
450 shots vs 350 shots
Help
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
Help
More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$429.00 vs $572.10
Help
The best price we've seen is $143 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SL1000350 shots
              DSC-HX200V450 shots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SL1000Digital
              DSC-HX200VTunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SL1000$572.10
              DSC-HX200V$429.00
              Weight Heavy Help
              SL1000659 g
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $318 - $398

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $448

              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

              $210 - $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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $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
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297 - $327

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $332 - $400

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $303 - $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $260

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8400

              Fujifilm FinePix S8400

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $512

              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

              $155

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $110 - $218

              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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