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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Really small
Size
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
3.6"
Light-weight
Weight
528 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
800 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Battery life
Great battery life
600 shots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$321.55 vs $381.38
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS30 EXR:320 fps
              DMC-FZ150:220 fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR:5"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR:687 g
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS30 EXR:11 fps
              DMC-FZ150:12 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS30 EXR:30x
              DMC-FZ150:24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314 - $499

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              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

              $260 - $280

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $449 body only

              $409 - $490 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $416

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $420

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $320 - $360

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $795 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

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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?

              ecumed,
               
              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)