Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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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
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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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 Cybershot DSC-HX100v.

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
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$436.44 vs $505.74
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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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
122×87×93 mm vs 131×97×126 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
  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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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 Very long 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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR687 g
              DSC-HX100v577 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR5"
              DSC-HX100v3.7"
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR131×97×126 mm
              DSC-HX100v122×87×93 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $630

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $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
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $468

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              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 built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $498 - $547

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom

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