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

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 600 shots vs 410 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $249.00 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $455 cheaper (2.8x less)
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              HS30 EXR:1080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ150:1080p @ 60fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS30 EXR:600 shots
              DMC-FZ150:410 shots
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS30 EXR:320 fps
              DMC-FZ150:220 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS30 EXR:30x
              DMC-FZ150:24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $405 - $598

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

              Zoom Has significantly 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

              $399 - $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

              $319 - $390

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $469

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

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              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 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 Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $249 - $305

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much 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
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $321 - $376

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $398

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $365

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              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)