Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
230 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thickness
Thin
3.6"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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Battery life Much longer battery life 600 shots vs 410 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 320 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 50% higher fps
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Much cheaper $245.95 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $458 cheaper (2.9x less)
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS30 EXR's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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 Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Size Significantly smaller 124x82x92 mm vs 131x97x126 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 3.6" vs 5"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 528 g vs 687 g
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More than 20% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS30 EXR:600 shots
              DMC-FZ150:410 shots
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS30 EXR:320 fps
              DMC-FZ150:220 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR:687 g
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR:5"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS30 EXR:11 fps
              DMC-FZ150:12 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS30 EXR:30x
              DMC-FZ150:24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $225 - $290

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $337 - $390

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $344 - $390

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $323

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              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
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $349

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $675

              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $970

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298 - $330

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $1,306 - $1,313

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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              ecumed (4:57 PM, February 12, 2013)
              I agree. Why should the number of people who have bought a camera play any part in the score for a camera's ability? (You can fool all the people some of the time etc..)

              Why no mention of the better resolution of the Fuji's EVF? Surely as inportant as the screen resolution?

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              Sebastianharazny (2:58 PM, February 07, 2012)
              This page is a bad joke (more popular camera is better? and 0 for HS30EXR in image quality is joke)