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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
HDR
In-camera 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
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 1x
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900x more zoom
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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 350 ms vs 403 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
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
Lowest price Cheaper $341.28 vs $682.66
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The best price we've seen is $341 cheaper (2x less)
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
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recommendations

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 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
              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

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 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 a built in panoramas
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $401 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $390

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $600

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $309 - $1,000

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              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 HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $229 - $609

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,098 - $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

              $1,258

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $360 - $568

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $580

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 - $599 body only

              $785 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

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