Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (105×60×34 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX10V or Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR.
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
320 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Battery life
Much longer battery life
600 shots vs 320 shots
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Around 90% more shots per battery charge
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
Help
Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the HS30 EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 16x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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Size
Much smaller
105×60×34 mm vs 131×97×126 mm
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7.5x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Much thinner
1.3" vs 5"
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3.7x thinner
Weight
Much lighter
234 g vs 687 g
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2.9x lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$351.11 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $199 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, 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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS30 EXR11 fps
              DSC-HX10V10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $370

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $396

              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

              $304

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Size Slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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