Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix P500

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 114x83x99 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag
Weight
Light-weight
481 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Zoom Slightly more zoom 30x vs 26.1x
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More than 30% more zoom
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.8 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 P100

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Size Significantly smaller 114x83x99 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 190 ms vs 350 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Weight Significantly lighter 481 g vs 730 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.9" vs 5"
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More than 20% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
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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
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
HS20 EXR:320 fps
P100:240 fps
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Thickness Quite thick Help
HS20 EXR:5"
P100:3.9"
Weight Heavy Help
HS20 EXR:730 g
P100:481 g
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Size Large Help
HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
P100:114x83x99 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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Zoom Poor zoom Help
HS20 EXR:30x
P100:26.1x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$346

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has much more zoom
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Weight Is slightly heavier
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $656 body only

$399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$289 - $390

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Weight Is slightly heavier
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$480 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $290 body only

$350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Super zoom

$332

3D Takes 3D photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Supports RAW No RAW support
Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Super zoom

$400

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Super zoom

$299 - $380

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Takes 3D photos
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
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$420

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$324 - $347

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$425

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$427 - $447

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$115

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$227 - $255

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (11:00 PM, January 25, 2011)
Hi Alexandr, are we missing specs for one of the cameras? On the specs page we have the Nikon P100 supporting 720p @ 60fps, but not the HS20.
 
Alexandr (2:30 PM, January 25, 2011)
720p 60 fps option missing for now!..