• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Fujifilm HS30EXR advantages over Sony A3000

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 470 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Sony A3000 advantages over Fujifilm HS30EXR

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.25 vs 1.39 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    84 mm vs 126 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Absolutely incredible value; Includes a stabilized kit lens; More versatile than a fixed-lens bridge camera; Comfortable body with good ergonomics; Great image quality; Good autofocus performance; Decent battery life.

  • Feels a bit plasticky; Slow burst shooting with limited buffer; Sluggish to power on or switch modes; Low-res EVF and LCD monitor; Can't review images using EVF; No video output; Weak flash; Battery charges in-camera.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm HS20EXR

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
Sony A3000
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $424
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm HS25EXR

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony A3000
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $424
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Pentax K-01

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Pentax K-01
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A3000
Pentax K-01
  • $424
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • $778
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slow-motion videos
Sony A3000
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $424
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $778
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A3000
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $424
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
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