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

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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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 115x83x92 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 20x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 230 ms vs 450 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Thinner 3.6" vs 5"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 544 g vs 666 g
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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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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        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
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS10:666 g
        DSC-HX1:544 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        HS10:5"
        DSC-HX1:3.6"
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        HS10:131x91x126 mm
        DSC-HX1:115x83x92 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots

        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
        HS10:30x
        DSC-HX1:20x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $469

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $300 - $430

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $375 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $249 body only

        $343 - $408 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has much less startup delay
        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $249 - $409

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $349 - $441

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $409 - $552

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $379

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

        Super zoom

        $475

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $224

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Samsung WB2100

        Samsung WB2100

        Super zoom

        $190 - $229

        Zoom More zoom
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Viewfinder No viewfinder

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