Updated (February 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS10 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

62

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm)
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX200V or Fujifilm HS10

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS10.
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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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The HS10's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Lowest price
Cheaper
$399.99 vs $659.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $260 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
Help
More than 4x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
122×87×93 mm vs 131×91×126 mm
Help
More than 30% smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
Help
More than 10% 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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS10Digital
              DSC-HX200VTunnel
              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
              HS10666 g
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS105"
              DSC-HX200V3.7"
              Size Large Help
              HS10131×91×126 mm
              DSC-HX200V122×87×93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              HS101/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DSC-HX200V1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              HS101080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX200V1080p @ 60fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS1030x
              DSC-HX200V33.8x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $304

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $503

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $303 - $350

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $550

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $549

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $494 - $649 body only

              $579 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $145 - $149

              Size Much smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $645

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS

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