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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Zoom
Great zoom
30x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
 
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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
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
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
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
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 size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 350 ms vs 403 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Digital vs Optical
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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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 Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
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
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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 EXR:Digital
        X100:Optical
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
        One lens only
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        HS20 EXR:350 ms
        X100:403 ms
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
        Missing that film look
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $721 - $1,050 body only

        $900 - $1,385 with 18-105mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $379

        3D Takes 3D photos
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $249 - $409

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Super zoom

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $349 - $441

        Zoom More zoom
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        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
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

        Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

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        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Boutique

        $1,299

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Lowest price More expensive
        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548 - $550

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        Leica M9

        Leica M9

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $7,000 body only

        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Movie format Does not take movies
        Ricoh GR

        Ricoh GR

        Boutique

        $639 - $649

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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