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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
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
600 shots vs 400 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              320 fps
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              HS20 EXR400 shots
              HS30 EXR600 shots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              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
              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
              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
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10.6 MP
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
              HS20 EXRContrast detection
              HS30 EXRHybrid detection
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              HS20 EXR8 fps
              HS30 EXR11 fps
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

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