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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Thickness
Thin
3.1"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 117k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 2 fps
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5.5x faster continuous shooting
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Weight Lighter 687 g vs 850 g
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Around 20% lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HS30 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2 Pro

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.0x15.5mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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More than 11.5x larger sensor
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.1" vs 5"
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Around 40% thinner
Size Slightly smaller 142x131x80 mm vs 131x97x126 mm
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Around 10% smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.1 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
HS30 EXR:Digital
S2 Pro:Pentaprism
Weight Heavy Help
HS30 EXR:687 g
S2 Pro:850 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
HS30 EXR:5"
S2 Pro:3.1"
Size Large Help
HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm
S2 Pro:142x131x80 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
HS30 EXR:3,200 ISO
S2 Pro:1,600 ISO
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$348 - $684

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has much more zoom
Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thicker
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is significantly smaller
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $298 body only

$385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$437 - $520 body only

$528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Super zoom

$249 - $399

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom

$349 - $441

Zoom More zoom
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Super zoom

$341

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Battery life Shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Super zoom

$249 - $305

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Battery life Shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Weight Heavier
Placeholder

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Larger screen
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$6,799 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Significantly larger
Weight Much heavier

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