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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

Portability
59
Imaging
40
Features
57
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Key Specs

Fujifilm HS35EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 687g - 131 x 97 x 126mm
  • Launched January 2013
  • Earlier Model is Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • New Model is Fujifilm HS50 EXR
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Released August 2012
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Overview

Below is a comprehensive overview of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies FujiFilm and Samsung. The image resolution of the Fujifilm HS35EXR (16MP) and the Galaxy Camera 3G (16MP) is relatively comparable but the Fujifilm HS35EXR (1/2") and Galaxy Camera 3G (1/2.3") come with different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm HS35EXR was introduced 5 months later than the Galaxy Camera 3G which means that they are both of a similar generation. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm HS35EXR being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G being a Compact camera.

Before diving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the Fujifilm HS35EXR grades against the Galaxy Camera 3G in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS35EXR over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 Fujifilm HS35EXR Galaxy Camera 3G 
Manual focus More precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution460k0kClearer screen (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G over the Fujifilm HS35EXR

 Galaxy Camera 3G Fujifilm HS35EXR 
Screen dimension4.8"3"Bigger screen (+1.8")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 Fujifilm HS35EXR Galaxy Camera 3G 
ReleasedJanuary 2013August 2012Same generation
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Physical Comparison

When you are planning to lug around your camera frequently, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The Fujifilm HS35EXR has exterior dimensions of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") and a weight of 687 grams (1.51 lbs) while the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has sizing of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") and a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are working with at the time. Here is the front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm HS35EXR against the Galaxy Camera 3G.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Galaxy Camera 3G is 59 and 90 respectively.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to picture the difference in sensor measurements purely by checking out technical specs. The graphic underneath should give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Galaxy Camera 3G.

As you can tell, each of these cameras posses the exact same MP albeit different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the bigger sensor which will make achieving shallower DOF easier.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G sensor size comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Portrait photography features
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Portrait photography features
56
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
sensor is very small (1/2")
30
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Street photography advice
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Street photography advice
55
tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
sensor is very small (1/2")
heavier than average (687 grams)
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (305g)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Sports photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
55
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (600 shots)
sensor is very small (1/2")
does not have phase detect autofocus
45
long zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Travel photography advice
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Travel photography advice
53
better than average battery life (600 per charge)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than average (687g)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
72
lighter than competition (305g)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
rather wide (23mm)
great reach (481mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Landscape photography details
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Landscape photography details
53
you can focus manually
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
delivers RAW formats
better than average battery life (600 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is very small (1/2")
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
47
rather wide (23mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
lovely big screen (4.8 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Vlogging highlights
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Vlogging highlights
25
pretty wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external mic socket
heavier than average (687 grams)
37
rather wide (23mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (305g)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of external microphone support
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm HS35EXR and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
 Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXRSamsung Galaxy Camera 3G
General Information
Make FujiFilm Samsung
Model type Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-01-07 2012-08-29
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by EXR 1.4GHz Quad-Core
Sensor type EXRCMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 -
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 23-481mm (20.9x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.6 -
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Crop factor 5.6 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 4.8 inch
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 0 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs -
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs -
Continuous shooting rate 11.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m ) no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 687 grams (1.51 lbs) 305 grams (0.67 lbs)
Dimensions 131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 600 pictures -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-W126 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) -
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $380 $606