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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
73.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
 

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
 
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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
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
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
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 $510.38 vs $684.22
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The best price we've seen is $174 cheaper (around 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 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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              similarities

              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 Support 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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $562 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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $409

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $238

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $316 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $627 - $667

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size 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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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,099 - $1,100

              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

              $599

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $6,880 body only

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $360 - $574

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

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