Updated (January 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR.

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 2 f-stops 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
131×91×126 mm vs 130×98×126 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$503.35 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
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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 Extremely high speed movies Help
              320 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS20 EXR400 shots
              HS25 EXR350 shots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              730 g
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Size Large Help
              HS20 EXR131×91×126 mm
              HS25 EXR130×98×126 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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $550

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $304

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $396

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is significantly smaller
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR.

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              discussion

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