Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 122x87x93 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
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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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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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
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $245.95 vs $683.38
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The best price we've seen is $437 cheaper (2.8x less)
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 1 f-stop better
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-HX200V

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 122x87x93 mm vs 131x97x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs 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 Common Weaknesses
              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 EXR:600 shots
              DSC-HX200V:450 shots
              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
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS30 EXR:Digital
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR:687 g
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR:5"
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS30 EXR:30x
              DSC-HX200V:33.8x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $390 - $418

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $229 - $290

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $269

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $364

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 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 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

              $399 - $675

              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $266 - $489

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $478

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $222

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $627 - $667

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

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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