Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR


Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v



Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
320 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Built-in GPS
Great for travel


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v.


Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Super zoom


3D Takes 3D photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Supports RAW No RAW support
Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Super zoom


3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom


High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$348 - $384

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$399 - $428

Size Significantly smaller
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS No built-in GPS


Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
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Fl Filho (11:10 PM, December 25, 2011)
I have a Sony HX100V and it has a issue with oversaturated colors, that makes everything looks reddish, particulary skin and lips colors, seams very artificial.
I recommend for those that are looking for a new camera, to consider another manufacturer.
Souvik (10:56 AM, December 16, 2011)
This is the first website where I saw HS20 is placed higher than HX100V.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (11:44 PM, November 13, 2011)
Hi Artist, thanks for checking out the site!  Correct, Snapsort does not test cameras, its a database of cameras and specs (and some benchmarks where possible) and a comparison engine for you to compare them side by side.

If you check out the specs tab of the comparison you'll see the specs for the Sony are listed as 15.9MP.

In the comparisons, the site calculates a true resolution based on the camera's sensor size and resolution.  Beside the statement "much higher true resolution" there is an (i) icon which explains this and gives a link to the info above.
Artist1131 (11:36 PM, November 13, 2011)
So both tech radar and popular photography rate the resolution of the Sony higher than the Fuji.  How do you come up with your numbers?   It really isn't close in either's estimation.
Tech Radar Sony  http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/digital-slrs-hybrids/sony-cyber-shot-hx100v-993879/review?artc_pg=4
Tech Radar Fuji  http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/digital-slrs-hybrids/fujifilm-finepix-hs20-955473/review?artc_pg=4
Artist1131 (11:30 PM, November 13, 2011)
You have the Sony listed at 9.7MP.. it is 16MP.  Do you not actually test these?   The resolution on the Sony is at over 1700 lines of resolution compared to 1500 for the Fuji.  These site seems fairly useless.  You can have two equal sensors, same MP count and size and get much different resolution out of them.Much higher true resolution10.6 MPvs9.7 MP
Mojieta (6:17 PM, November 01, 2011)
You can manually turn off all the sounds and use flash:)
Mojieta (6:15 PM, November 01, 2011)
Try use HARD sharpness from the menu.
I also advise using RAW format.
Esanchez0406 (5:21 AM, October 19, 2011)
I just bought my sony yesterday at walmart it was $399...not sure what's up amazon being so over priced
TAN-NIBC (3:38 PM, October 16, 2011)
Nikon p500 has a problem of auto focusing in zooming,but it manual focus is OK,I suggested Sony is to be better one and compete the DSLR Cameras..
Doneli2 (10:34 AM, September 30, 2011)
Do not buy Nikon P500! It's worse than Sony HX100. I bought it a week ago and had to return bakck becaus of the auto-focusing problems. Te quality of photoes was good but I would like to have good video-shooring mode (such as in Sony HX100V.
I also tried Fuji HS 20 - the same problem with focusing ( but better than with Nikon).
Oleg (10:12 AM, September 30, 2011)
i prefer automatic zoom. the Sony's zoom is tracking perfectly. And it weighs less.
Lan (6:04 PM, September 14, 2011)
Is there a way to produce sharp HS20 images? I heard the images JPEG are not very sharp. This is disturbing because i have a 14.2MP compact which produces very sharp images and i was hoping i could get the same quality.
Moshkas (3:25 AM, September 06, 2011)
I full agree with you . I have HS10 it's not comfortable  and easy use as Sony.
Avatar for Knight4Christ Knight4Christ (1:19 PM, August 27, 2011)
The HS20 is prone to quickly
accumulating dust under the lens, mine was terrible after a month.
Further there is a software glitch: if you have the sound turned off you
cannot use the flash.
Eftoi (2:14 AM, August 15, 2011)
SONY HX100V IS $409.44
Thecarsons (4:53 AM, August 06, 2011)
The hs20 is also 16mp camera. I'm not sure why they record them both here at lower megapixles.
Guest787 (6:48 PM, August 02, 2011)
Can either of them hold filters? Or Can I put an adapter on them so they can hold filters? If so where can I buy them? Or what size of adapter and filter would I need to get?
Guest (3:42 PM, August 02, 2011)
Does a lens adapter fit on the sony hx100v?, if so where can I get one? How about the fujifilm hs20?
Somnath Bag (1:37 PM, July 09, 2011)
I want to buy a digital camera.I am confused between sony dsc-hx100 and Fuji HS20 and cannon sx30is.pls give me sugession about the three model and other parrel model
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:56 PM, June 20, 2011)
The Sony HX100v is advertised to have 16.2 MP, but snapsort uses true resolution which is based on the sensor size of the camera and not the inflated number advertised by manufacturer. The HX100v has a true resolution of 9.7 mp.
Elle2010 (6:35 PM, June 18, 2011)
The sony is 16.2mp not 9.7mp
BEN66 (10:44 AM, June 06, 2011)
I have the HS10. It takes sometimes washed out pictures, especially with foliage (known problem). Zoom is also sticky and jumpy. Slow shoot to shoot time because of writing. Eats battery. Panorama function useless. Bad support.
Also have the HX1. Compared to the HS10 is´t way better in each term. Support more than in-existent (as with most SONY Gear).
Now i will get the HX100 and give it a try. Kinda pricey.
Martinfullerza (0:10 AM, June 02, 2011)
Have played with both and the big difference for me was that the Fuji manual focus is very sticky, jumpy .... would be very frustrating for trying to get exact focus. The Sony was much smoother, has auto and manual over ride barrel ring for focus.
Luberty333 (9:15 AM, March 02, 2011)
Sony HX 100 is $450 not $778!
dansun (2:44 PM, February 03, 2011)
Tough decision! In general I've always liked Nikon products better than Sony products. That said.... I would have to have both cameras in my hands to find the better feel. I'm guessing the Sony will be easier to handle, due to weight and size. BUTT I need to get them in my hands!!! where?