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

Fujifilm FinePix HS10 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS10

51

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,000 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 115x83x92 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
3.6"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
Help
More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 20x
Help
Around 2.5x more zoom
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 8.1 MP
Help
Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The HS10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX1

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Size
Significantly smaller
115x83x92 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Thinner
3.6" vs 5"
Help
Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
544 g vs 666 g
Help
Around 20% 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 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
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS10666 g
              DSC-HX1544 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS105"
              DSC-HX13.6"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Size Large Help
              HS10131x91x126 mm
              DSC-HX1115x83x92 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
              HS1030x
              DSC-HX120x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $314

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $365 - $428

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $225

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $861 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9

              Super zoom

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $405 - $428

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              discussion

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              Luiza (11:36 AM, February 05, 2011)
              can i use ring flash in fuji hs10?