Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 122x87x93 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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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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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
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" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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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
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$289.95 vs $421.99
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The best price we've seen is $132 cheaper (more than 30% 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              HS30 EXR600 shots
              DSC-HX100v410 shots
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS30 EXR11 fps
              DSC-HX100v10 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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 EXR131x97x126 mm
              DSC-HX100v122x87x93 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $329

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $429 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 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

              $260 - $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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $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
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $287

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $330 - $598

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $429 with 18-55mm lens

              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

              $398 - $411

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $460

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $340

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Size Much smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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