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

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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

60

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 122x87x93 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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

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
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
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 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$335.19 vs $392.70
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The best price we've seen is $58 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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 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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              HS30 EXR:3,200 ISO
              DSC-HX200V:1,600 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS30 EXR:11 fps
              DSC-HX200V:10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $377 - $418

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $344 - $598

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $379 - $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 a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $553 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $348

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              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 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
              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
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $406 - $448

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $326

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $154

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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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