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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 320 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 50% higher fps
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
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size Significantly smaller 124x82x92 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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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
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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Supports RAW RAW support Help
        Better editing
        Battery life Great battery life Help
        HS20 EXR:400 shots
        DMC-FZ150:410 shots
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        HS20 EXR:320 fps
        DMC-FZ150:220 fps
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS20 EXR:730 g
        DMC-FZ150:528 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        HS20 EXR:5"
        DMC-FZ150:3.6"
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        HS20 EXR:None
        DMC-FZ150:6,400 ISO
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
        DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        HS20 EXR:30x
        DMC-FZ150:24x

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $299 - $380

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $471

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $289 - $390

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $350 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        Zoom Has significantly 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

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        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $330

        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 X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $320 - $675

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
        Size Significantly larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

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        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $365 - $598

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $315

        Lowest price Much cheaper
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Pro digicam

        $898

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Significantly larger
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $298 - $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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        Rajat Chauhan (1:17 PM, December 10, 2011)
        though it looks like a tight one here, 3d is the deal breaker for me..i want a 3d capable (i have 3d  tv) superzoom so it's pretty b/w sony hx100v and lumix fz150 now. researching at various sites and seeing samples shows lumix has a better picture quality so i think i'll abide by it. Btw, snapsort only provide scores based on paper figures and not user reviews , so its not 100% reliable...on papers nikon s500 is the best, but once you research a bit., you'll know the truth on field.