Fujifilm X30 vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Fujifilm X30
Sony DSC-HX60

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
4.7 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a maximum aperture of 11, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (4.7 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.5 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (3.5).
12,788 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,788 lower).
Ninety more shots per battery charge Edit
The Fujifilm X30 takes 470.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are a little better
Based on 56 reviews, the Fujifilm X30 has an average user review score of 88%, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average rating of 86% (based on 187 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MPMP digital camera. That's 8.4MP higher than the Fujifilm X30 (20.4MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 486xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 484x bigger than the Fujifilm X30 (486xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Fujifilm X30 (80).
137g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a weight of 246gg, but the Fujifilm X30 is a 383g digital camera (137g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is 63.6mmmm tall. That's 8mm shorter than the Fujifilm X30 (63.6mmmm).
58% thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 38.3mmmm deep digital camera. That's 22mm thinner than the Fujifilm X30 (38.3mmmm).
Narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 108.1mmmm wide digital camera. That's 10.6mm narrower than the Fujifilm X30 (108.1mmmm).
Cheaper by $123
The Sony DSC-HX60 costs $123.34 less than the Fujifilm X30.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 82%, however the average rating of the Fujifilm X30 is 64% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
8.4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a megapixel count of 12MP, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MPMP digital camera (8.4MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 486xx digital zoom digital camera (484x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
36% heavier Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 383g digital camera. That's 137g heavier than the Sony DSC-HX60 (246gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

12% taller Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a height of 71.6mm, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 63.6mmmm tall digital camera (8mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
Fujifilm X30 is 60.3mm deep, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 38.3mmmm deep digital camera (22mm thinner).
10.6mm wider Edit
Fujifilm X30 is 118.7mm wide, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 108.1mmmm wide digital camera (10.6mm narrower).
$123 more expensive
The Fujifilm X30 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX60 by $123.34.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Fujifilm X30 is only 64%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 82% (based on 9 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.7 bigger than the Fujifilm X30 (6.3).
A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Fujifilm X30 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 smaller).
1066x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,788 lower than the Fujifilm X30 (12,800).
Only 380 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-HX60 is 380 shots, but the Fujifilm X30 only takes 470.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Less retailers
The Sony DSC-HX60 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Fujifilm X30 is stocked by 4 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by six months
The Sony DSC-HX60 is six months older than the Fujifilm X30.
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Sony DSC-HX60's average user score is 86%, however the Fujifilm X30's is 88% (based on 56 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12MP 20.4MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS II
BEST
 CMOS II
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
2x 486x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
11
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
112mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
7.1 - 28.4 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure
11/9 11/10
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - 3.0 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.5 - 3.0 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s
BEST
1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Flash off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 5 2 - 3
Flash Range
0.3 - 7 0.25 - 5.6
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x960@30fps
 1280x960@25fps
BEST
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x960@30fps
 1280x960@25fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 AC3
 PCM
 AC3
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
55MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.65x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Daylight
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Daylight
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Night portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Night portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
383g 246g
BEST
Height
71.6mm 63.6mm
BEST
Depth
60.3mm 38.3mm
BEST
Width
118.7mm 108.1mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
423g 272g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
NP-95 NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
470 shots
BEST
380 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
4000 x 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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