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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
 
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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
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        320 fps
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Battery life Great battery life Help
        HS20 EXR:400 shots
        HS25 EXR:350 shots
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Weight Heavy Help
        730 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        5"
        Size Large Help
        HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
        HS25 EXR:130x97x126 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        30x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $350 - $380

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

        Super zoom

        $245 - $436

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Super zoom

        $400

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $471

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $380 - $427 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 L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Is significantly smaller
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Fujifilm X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $320 - $675

        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

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $253 - $305

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

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

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