Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 122x87x93 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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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
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 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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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 Sony DSC-HX200V

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Significantly smaller
122x87x93 mm vs 130x90x126 mm
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More than 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
33.8x vs 30x
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Around 30% more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
450 shots vs 400 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 5"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
583 g vs 730 g
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More than 20% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$336.59 vs $416.49
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The best price we've seen is $80 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
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS20 EXR:400 shots
              DSC-HX200V:450 shots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS20 EXR:Digital
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS20 EXR:730 g
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS20 EXR:5"
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              Size Large Help
              HS20 EXR:130x90x126 mm
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS20 EXR:30x
              DSC-HX200V:33.8x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $404

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314 - $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $381

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $550 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              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

              $420

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $380 body only

              $399 - $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $448

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS

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