Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

62

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
3.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
600 shots

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX200V or Fujifilm HS30 EXR

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.

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
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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
600 shots vs 450 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HS30 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$549.99 vs $659.99
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Size
Significantly smaller
122×87×93 mm vs 131×97×126 mm
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Around 40% 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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
33.8x vs 30x
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Around 30% more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 5"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
583 g vs 687 g
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Around 20% lighter
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recommendations

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
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              HS30 EXR600 shots
              DSC-HX200V450 shots
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS30 EXR11 fps
              DSC-HX200V10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS30 EXRDigital
              DSC-HX200VTunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR687 g
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR5"
              DSC-HX200V3.7"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              HS30 EXR3,200 ISO
              DSC-HX200V1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR131×97×126 mm
              DSC-HX200V122×87×93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              HS30 EXR1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
              DSC-HX200V1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              HS30 EXR1080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX200V1080p @ 60fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS30 EXR30x
              DSC-HX200V33.8x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $549

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              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
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $501

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $304

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $389

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $401

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $645

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS

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              discussion

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              Avatar for Divakar Yadav Divakar Yadav (7:38 AM, June 03, 2013)
              I believe that You better need to check the price once again.. Fuji is much cheaper than sony !!!
               
              rohit (6:04 AM, April 01, 2013)
              Please stop including 'popularity' in your scoring pattern . That is relative and may not be a clear indicator of which is the better of the two cameras. From what I see here , the Fuji is better than Sony though your scores say otherwise