Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Built-in GPS
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS25 EXR

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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
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$326.00 vs $386.09
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS25 EXR:350 shots
              DSC-HX100v:410 shots
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS25 EXR:11 fps
              DSC-HX100v:10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $418

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $375 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 Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $379 - $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 HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $393

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $348

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $219 - $297

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $669

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $406 - $448

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $368

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $393 body only

              $429 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS

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