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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
Thickness
Thin
3.1"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
 
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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
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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 (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 Slightly 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 Support 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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$400 - $682

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $564 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
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$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

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Super zoom

$226 - $290

Autofocus Faster autofocus
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom

$316 - $500

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

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Super zoom

$240

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Super zoom

$390

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Battery life Shorter battery life

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
Size Smaller
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Weight Heavier
Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon D100

Nikon D100

Pro DSLR

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

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