Updated (July 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thickness
Thin
3.6"

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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 4 f-stops better
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
320 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 50% higher fps
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size
Smaller
124×82×92 mm vs 131×91×126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 8 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
528 g vs 730 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.6" vs 5"
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Around 30% thinner
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
410 shots vs 400 shots
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$344.80 vs $429.99
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS20 EXR320 fps
              DMC-FZ150220 fps
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS20 EXR400 shots
              DMC-FZ150410 shots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS20 EXR5"
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS20 EXR730 g
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              HS20 EXR131×91×126 mm
              DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS20 EXR30x
              DMC-FZ15024x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $434

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $465

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $411

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              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 faster
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $608 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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