Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix X100

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Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Large sensor
Sensor size
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Zoom
Great zoom
30x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 1x
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900x more zoom
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
320 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
350 ms vs 403 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
400 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
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
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Digital vs Optical
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$429.99 vs $633.92
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The best price we've seen is $204 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Size
Much smaller
127x75x54 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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2.9x smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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More than 12x larger sensor
Thickness
Much thinner
2.1" vs 5"
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2.3x thinner
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
12.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS20 EXRDigital
              X100Optical
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              HS20 EXR350 ms
              X100403 ms
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $332

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $977

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $899 - $949

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $450 - $499

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $885

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $352

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth

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