Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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
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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 Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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-HX100v

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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
Size Significantly smaller 122x87x93 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
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More than 30% 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 666 g
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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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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS10:666 g
        DSC-HX100v:577 g
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        HS10:5"
        DSC-HX100v:3.7"
        Size Large Help
        HS10:131x91x126 mm
        DSC-HX100v:122x87x93 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        $349

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $239

        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $200

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $246

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        3D Captures 3D images
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $471

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $399 - $675

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $506

        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $479

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $683

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price More expensive
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $390 - $398

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $478

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348

        Size Significantly smaller
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $269

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Battery life Much shorter battery life
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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        lee (4:41 PM, September 01, 2011)
        i prefer to defer from the score.hs10manual zoom is not smooth either is the auto focus in vid. if u r more of a person who likes photography hx100 wud b a bettr option.also hs 10 runs on aa batteries thn the li batt of hx100,wud make a diff if u travel a lot
         
        Rabhishek91 (10:21 AM, May 02, 2011)
        Thanks I was in dilemma between hx100v and hs10. From your review i have made my mind to go to Fuji HS10.
         
        Avatar for richmusic richmusic (9:57 PM, April 06, 2011)
        I have just got an HS10 which is absolutely incredible - the sharpness of images taken at full 720mm zoom is brilliant even when hand-held. If the image stabilization is meant to be better on the Sony, you would have to have a terrible problem with 'the shakes' if you need something 'better' than the Fuji!!
        A brilliant camera and almost half the price of the Sony......