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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size Much smaller 123x87x106 mm vs 135x101x146 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Zoom More zoom 50x vs 41.7x
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More than 40% more zoom
Thickness Significantly thinner 4.2" vs 5.7"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 595 g vs 808 g
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Around 30% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 13 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS50EXR

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the HS50EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life 600 shots vs 315 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS50EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $330.69 vs $385.00
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:50x
              HS50EXR:41.7x
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:240 fps
              HS50EXR:480 fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:0 cm
              HS50EXR:1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:4.2"
              HS50EXR:5.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              HS50EXR:808 g
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              HS50EXR:135x101x146 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:13 fps
              HS50EXR:11 fps

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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              Shared Competitors

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              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              3D Captures 3D images
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $458

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $383 - $536

              3D Captures 3D images
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298 - $330

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $439

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $314

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

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              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $227 - $290

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $675

              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              20thcenturyfilmdocs (7:16 AM, March 12, 2014)
              Yes, I was leaning toward the Powershot, but shooting video in 24 fps, whateves...and the Fuji clearly has more functions/options, and the ext. mic jack is critical for my work, it's rare to see it on a bridge camera. I do NOT like the video in autofocus mode though, it does flutter-focus a lot in low light...but again, just put it in manual mode and it works great. There are very very few problems with the HS50 EXR
               
              20thcenturyfilmdocs (7:12 AM, March 12, 2014)
              If it's too loud, go to the menu and adjust the mic gain level....it's preset at 3, but in very loud environments, setting it to 2 helps. Also, this is one of the VERY few bridge cameras with an external mic jack, so if you can, invest in an external mic...you'll love the results
               
              Gustavo (3:51 PM, February 22, 2014)
              Cuando estuve por comprar una cámara super zoom busqué comparaciones en google, y siempre snapsort se ubicaba en primer lugar. Sorprendentemente la Canon sx50 derrotaba a la competencia fácilmente.
              Los comentarios de usuarios que aqui postean no pueden estar tan equivocados en su mayoria, es vergonzosa esta comparación.
              Finalmente compré la Panasonic fz70 no porque fuera mejor sino porque negué a la Canon.
              Para poner un ejemplo final, si Canon sx50 derrota a Fuji XS-1, 100 a 66, esto es una página web de fotografía?

              When I was to buy a super-zoom camera comparisons searched google and snapsort always stood first. Surprisingly the Canon sx50 easily defeated the competition.
              The comments of users are posting here can not be so wrong in their majority, this comparison is shameful.
              I finally bought the Panasonic fz70 not because I was better but because they refused to Canon.
              To take one final example, if Canon sx50 defeat Fuji XS-1, 100 to 66, this is a photography website?
               
              Avatar for Edgar Mauroza Edgar Mauroza (3:24 AM, January 29, 2014)
              I own both cameras. how come that the canon sx50hs have higher score, when the fujifilm hs50exr is almost 2 times better. only a few things on the canon are better. if this was a boxing match, the fujifilm will knock out the canon on the second round. if this was a nba game the score should be 122 fujifilm vs 17 canon. and how you "SNAPSORT" get to the conclusion of 100 points to canon and 74 to fujifilm????? are you getting paid by canon or you never compare them in real life? if you use both, you WILL change the score to "CANON 65 VS FUJIFILM 92" But it is impossible for the canon to score 100 points. unless $$ money is involved. Thank You.
               
              Avatar for karl karl (11:12 AM, January 07, 2014)
              The fuji wins hands down for me.
               
              Avatar for kamal kamal (4:30 PM, January 02, 2014)
              Based on all of your comments and support for Fuji HS50, I bought one. I am a beginner and would say this is my First Camera. Did find little challenging for the first 2-3 days. but now things are improving and I am getting Happier every day. Still not able to get the best shot. here are some of my snaps, all still.
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/113283056@N08/
              will keep uploading new ones. All the photos are hand held and no use of tripod.
              I know these are not the best shots, but looking to the fact that its my first time with Camera(NO photography background all buzz words are new to me Aperture,Shutter,ISO,etc.) and my shaking hand, this looks good to me.

              hope this helps some.
               
              Avatar for manu tewari manu tewari (7:02 AM, December 31, 2013)
              Paulo, I agree with the points stated. I have a Canon SX 50 but I am not very content. I plan to move on to Fuji now. I have used it and its more comfortable in manual specially the zoom. Though I haven't tested the Macro I guess that should be at the back foot.
               
              Borg (11:54 AM, September 28, 2013)
              Well, as I said, if it is not a lie, then it is even worse. I think you should contact Canon and send them this link, they will surely reward you for being so unrealistic and biased. Also, instead of being stubborn listen to professionals all over the world who clearly favor FujiFilm. Even this comments section would be enough for anyone reasonable to correct the final result in favor of FujiFilm. I do not own any of these cameras, but plan to buy FujiFilm soon, after dozens of reviews by professional photographers. So really, even if you earn from AdSense, you will lose in the long run. For example I now do not open at all snapsort in Google search results because I know they are useless. If your results were realistic I would keep coming back for comparing the cameras. As a matter of fact even now I am here by chance, noticed my comment so I am replying now. Generally I am avoiding your site after this comparison.
               
              BlueBook (1:57 AM, September 23, 2013)
              Disregarding popularity-bias, and basing comparison on important specs, using the snapsort comparison scoring categories, here are the adjusted results.
              #1 Sony HX300 100 pts
              #2 Fujifilm HS50 EXR 99 pts
              #3 Fujifilm SL1000 98 pts
              #4 Canon SX50 91 pts
              #5 Nikon P520 90 pts

              If more advanced features were included in scoring, and process speed, Fujifilm HS50 would legitimately stand well above the rest. Thank you Snapsort for helping to keep the price of the HS50 as low as it is for me.
               
              Avatar for Bonno Mehran Bonno Mehran (3:28 AM, August 14, 2013)
              come on guyz...... how come the fuji hs50exr loose ? are you guys drunk ?
               
              Avatar for hlino007 hlino007 (8:51 PM, August 06, 2013)
              ha ha ha fujifilm hs50 exr is best!!!!!http://thenewcamera.com/tag/fujifilm-hs50-exr/
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (7:00 PM, July 28, 2013)
              Whats a big lie borg? We make money through advertising (such as Google adsense) and affiliates such as amazon.com
               
              borg (1:29 AM, July 27, 2013)
              Its obviously big lie. If it is not its even worse, you are making your site ridiculous for free. Ah, btw, Fuji is better.
               
              Avatar for Paddy3118 Paddy3118 (3:43 PM, July 26, 2013)
              Let me see ... That is six points in favour of the Canon and 13 in favour of the Fuji. AND YET THE FUJI LOOSES??!?!
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:26 PM, July 25, 2013)
              Hi Jderrico, we're not crying, and we don't get any money from any manufacturers.
               
              jderrico (2:29 PM, July 25, 2013)
              Hey Snapsort, if you think you had to lie and cheat to make the Canon sx50 seem better than the Fujifilm HS50, what in the world are you going to do when the Panasonic 60X zoom FZ70 comes out in early September 2013. You must be really crying in your beer right about now. Panasonic is going to be the king of the superzoom roost, and Canon is going to expect you to do your best to make it seem like Canon is still on top. Wow! I don't envy you your job. You may have to give some of Canon's money back. TTFN
               
              nik (9:27 PM, June 07, 2013)
              Also much longer battery life and a high res screen.
               
              Paulo (0:37 PM, May 11, 2013)
              You clearly has ever had any Fuji HS series in your hands..
              - the ZOOM is not motor driven. Rather, it is manual and rely on a fully mechanical ZOOM ring - what you'll only see in dSLR OR on the Fuji S series and HS series. Also, THE HS spots a connection for external microphones.
              - 42 to 50x ZOOM difference isn't quite a drawback. Unless you're a PI, like astronomy or really trying to find reasons to minimize Fuji qualities.
              If you think the HS is heavy or bulky, I can think of three possibilities You have never seen /touched a dSLR cam
              You only use your camera (if you have any) using full auto
              You may be a lady - although I know many who operate the 5D mkiii and haven't complained about weight or dimensions.
              - about "color rendition", please... HS series are HIGHLY configurable, maybe auto mode is the only you know. I won't even ask about Adobe Light Room.
              The ZOOM isn't jerky. Operators sometimes (specially amateur photographers) have poor skills.
              Try testing a camera before writing comments based on reviews made by amateurs,that you read.

              PEOPLE, PLEASE, STOP "REVIEWING" GEAR YOU HAVE SEEN ONLY IN PICS, BASED ON REVIEWS made by OTHER AMATEURS
               
              Avatar for Alberto Morganti Alberto Morganti (6:51 PM, April 11, 2013)
              I made a movie with both cameras, just to compare them and in the same wind conditions, Fujifilm was much noisy (because of wind). Maybe my hand is Jerky (even if I'm 32 y.o. and I have no Parkinson problems), but it's strange that it's jerky only with Fujifilm and not with Canon. I'm not owner of both Cameras, but I had the possibility to test them both.
               
              mickeyg (2:42 PM, April 09, 2013)
              maybe you are using the wrong camera too make a movie ,and ALL light winds soundlike storms ,it has a manual zoom , so maybe your hand is Jerky ?? and you own both Cameras ?
               
              Avatar for Alberto Morganti Alberto Morganti (8:34 AM, April 09, 2013)
              On the Fujifilm there are at least 3 big minus:

              1) its mic is maybe too sensitive, making a movie, you record the noise of zoom motor. And a light wind is recorded as if a storm is coming!

              2) Price, dimensions, weight, minor zoom and colours are much better in Canon

              3) The most awful thing I noticed is that, while making movies, the zoom is not smooth, but rather jerky.
               
              Mickeyg (6:35 AM, April 01, 2013)
              Yes Half score the HS50 and Fully score the Canon , i wonder how you sleep at nights
               
              KoolAcid (6:35 PM, March 30, 2013)
              Take out this missing info unfairly compared Canon is minus (95,15,1.1) total 179.1 The Fujifilm is minus(15,0,0,) 183 A fair unbiased comparison leaves the Fujifilm a clear winner by 3.9 points from your own scoring. How can you score popularity on a unreleased camera against one that is and has been available
              Based on your scoring I will be ordering the HS50EXR
               
              Mustafa Abdullatif (4:49 AM, March 28, 2013)
              Even the HS50 EXR has a better Autofocus system ,,, !!!
               
              kikyris (11:43 PM, March 27, 2013)
              score is funny, fuji havent no popularity bonus, because its new camera! + you didnt find complet. tech info about fuji nevertheless its easy to find it...