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
Size Slightly smaller 130x90x126 mm vs 130x97x126 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 400 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $331.40 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (around 20% 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
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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              320 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              730 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              5"
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              HS20 EXR:$331.40
              HS25 EXR:$399.99
              Size Large Help
              HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
              HS25 EXR:130x97x126 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              HS20 EXR:12,800 ISO
              HS25 EXR:6,400 ISO
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $379 - $380

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $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
              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 HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $338 - $441

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $259

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              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 FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $252 - $305

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $484 - $774 body only

              $200 - $595 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

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              Disadvantages

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

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