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

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
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
 
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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 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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $341.28 vs $378.49
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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 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
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              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 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
              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

              $348 - $420

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $343 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $548 - $583

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 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

              $165 - $227

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $230 - $390

              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

              $310

              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

              $309 - $788

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              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

              $400 - $1,350

              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $458 - $994

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $219 - $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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