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

57

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

53

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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS10. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1.

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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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"
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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Very 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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $378

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $417

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $302 - $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

              $458

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $600

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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              discussion

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