Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

60

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Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

55

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Battery life
Longer battery life
400 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
130x90x126 mm vs 130x97x126 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS25 EXR

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$386.09 vs $416.49
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 10% 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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              320 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS20 EXR:400 shots
              HS25 EXR:350 shots
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              730 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              5"
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              HS20 EXR:$416.49
              HS25 EXR:$386.09
              Size Large Help
              HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
              HS25 EXR:130x97x126 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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $260 - $280

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $381

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314 - $499

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $341 body only

              $385 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is significantly smaller
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $404

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $250

              Size Much smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $209 - $329

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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              discussion

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
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              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR
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              Florin (10:26 PM, January 02, 2014)
              No raw format for HS25.