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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
800 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x60x34 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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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)
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
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 16x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
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 Sony DSC-HX10V

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Size Much smaller 105x60x34 mm vs 131x97x126 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
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 2 f-stops better
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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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 Common Weaknesses
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

        Super zoom

        $225 - $290

        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

        $240

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Battery life Much shorter battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $390

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $215

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $500

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $368

        Zoom More zoom
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $202

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Focus points Many more focus points
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $215 - $328

        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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