Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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 HS30 EXR.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
131×91×126 mm vs 131×97×126 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$429.99 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Much longer battery life
600 shots vs 400 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
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
Weight
Slightly lighter
687 g vs 730 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS20 EXR400 shots
              HS30 EXR600 shots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS20 EXR730 g
              HS30 EXR687 g
              Size Large Help
              HS20 EXR131×91×126 mm
              HS30 EXR131×97×126 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $1,518

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              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 much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Size Is significantly smaller
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $447

              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

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              discussion

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              Enjoy (4:15 PM, September 06, 2013)
              hs20 8fps :D :D no no no 11fps
               
              luk (11:32 PM, February 27, 2013)
              and the fuji hs 20 got the same boost ISO and shutter speed!
               
              mickeyg (0:33 AM, April 11, 2012)
              After owning the HS11 , i would purchase the HS33  over the HS22  simply beause a) its newer hence it will be an advancement over the HS22  & b) the rechargeable battery , I use AA lithiums in my HS11 and while they are good for 400-600 shots , if you cant get them , Alkaline AAs last maybe 80-100  shots , a friend has a Canon 60D , it takes over 1,000 shots on a battery charge ,but then it cost 6 times the price of my HS11 (with an extra lense)and certainly not worth 6 times more...............