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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Zoom Slightly more zoom 33.8x vs 30x
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Around 30% more zoom
Thickness Thinner 3.7" vs 5"
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Around 30% thinner
Battery life Longer battery life 450 shots vs 400 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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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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
        Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
        HS20 EXR:1080p @ 30fps
        DSC-HX200V:1080p @ 60fps
        Battery life Great battery life Help
        HS20 EXR:400 shots
        DSC-HX200V:450 shots
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        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

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $323 - $377

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $249 - $409

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 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 L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $349 - $441

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

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $349

        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

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $224

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $409 - $598

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $299

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

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