Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great battery life
Battery life
450 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS10

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,000 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
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The HS10's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Smaller
122x87x93 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
Help
More than 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
Help
Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
33.8x vs 30x
Help
Around 30% more zoom
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 5"
Help
Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
583 g vs 666 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$336.29 vs $399.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $64 cheaper (around 20% 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
              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
              HS10:Digital
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS10:666 g
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS10:5"
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              Size Large Help
              HS10:131x91x126 mm
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS10:30x
              DSC-HX200V:33.8x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $416

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Size Much smaller
              Thickness Much thinner
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $899 body only

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $604

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $770

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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