Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x77x78 mm
Thickness
Thin
3.1"
Weight
Light-weight
406 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the HS20 EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 21x
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More than 2x more zoom
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 11.5x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Size Significantly smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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2.3x smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Weight Significantly lighter 406 g vs 730 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.1" vs 5"
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Around 40% thinner
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR 56

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Thickness Quite thick Help
HS20 EXR:5"
L120:3.1"
Weight Heavy Help
HS20 EXR:730 g
L120:406 g
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
HS20 EXR:None
L120:6,400 ISO
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Size Large Help
HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
L120:110x77x78 mm

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Zoom Poor zoom Help
HS20 EXR:30x
L120:21x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$202 - $279

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$227

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$350

Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Super zoom

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $329 body only

$369 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $229

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Super zoom

$250

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

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Super zoom

$236 - $380

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

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom

$337 - $471

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$175

3D Takes 3D photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Thickness Slightly thicker
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$172

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

$198

Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110

Super zoom

$320

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$115 - $250

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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discussion

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CARLOS FERNANDO L. VEGA (8:26 PM, August 26, 2011)
La Hs20 EXR de Fujifilm lamentablemente es una Maquina Única e Inigualable para nosotros los Expedicionarios de la Naturaleza y de los momentos del instante.... es una maquina super Compleja... con tecnología de Vanguardia y tan fácil y sencilla de manejar como una simple cámara Digital.... Ademas de todo cuenta con Super Zoon Digital con filtros EXR... es una maquina Compacta y que garantiza la captura de los momentos no repetitivos....!

Esperemos que los envidiosos que no saben de cámaras y que no se han colocado detrás de ellas al momento de  capturar escenarios los dejen engañar.... Igual no comparen la Camara sin tener la experiencia de haberla Usado... 
Saludos....

Carlos Fdo.... V..!