Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

55

Runner-up

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

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v.

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
Help
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
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The HS25 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
Help
Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
Help
Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$386.09 vs $599.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $214 cheaper (around 40% less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
Help
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
Help
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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS25 EXR11 fps
              DSC-HX100v10 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS25 EXR350 shots
              DSC-HX100v410 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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              HS25 EXR$386.09
              DSC-HX100v$599.99
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS25 EXR730 g
              DSC-HX100v577 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS25 EXR5"
              DSC-HX100v3.7"
              Size Large Help
              HS25 EXR130x97x126 mm
              DSC-HX100v122x87x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $405

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $329

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $200 - $348

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $557 body only

              $359 - $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 built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $423

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $287

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $249 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $200 - $297

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $429

              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

              $350

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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