Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

60

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX100v 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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Much longer battery life
600 shots vs 410 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$549.99 vs $809.99
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The best price we've seen is $260 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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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
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 5"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
577 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
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS30 EXR600 shots
              DSC-HX100v410 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS30 EXR11 fps
              DSC-HX100v10 fps
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              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-HX100v577 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR5"
              DSC-HX100v3.7"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR131×97×126 mm
              DSC-HX100v122×87×93 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-HX100v1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              HS30 EXR1080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX100v1080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $399

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $660

              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
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $400

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $350

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              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

              $549

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              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
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS

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