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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 122x87x93 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS25 EXR

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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS25 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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
Lowest price Cheaper $386.09 vs $604.49
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The best price we've seen is $218 cheaper (around 40% less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
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-HX100v

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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
Size Significantly smaller 122x87x93 mm vs 130x97x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
Battery life Longer battery life 410 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 3.7" vs 5"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 577 g vs 730 g
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More than 20% lighter
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS25 EXR:350 shots
              DSC-HX100v:410 shots
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS25 EXR:730 g
              DSC-HX100v:577 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS25 EXR:5"
              DSC-HX100v:3.7"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              HS25 EXR:130x97x126 mm
              DSC-HX100v:122x87x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS25 EXR:11 fps
              DSC-HX100v:10 fps
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405 - $434

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $229 - $290

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $515

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $416

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $305 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $291

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              True resolution Lower true resolution

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $999

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $328

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $433

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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