Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 18 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000.

differences

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
Smaller
123×87×106 mm vs 123×89×123 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
4.2" vs 4.8"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
595 g vs 659 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$329.00 vs $552.03
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The best price we've seen is $223 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1700s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Fujifilm SL1000

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the SL1000's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SL1000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 315 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              50x
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS240 fps
              SL1000480 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS4.2"
              SL10004.8"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS595 g
              SL1000659 g
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS123×87×106 mm
              SL1000123×89×123 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS1/2000s
              SL10001/1700s
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has slightly 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
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $335

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $498

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Super zoom

              $199

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $154

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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              Showing 8 comments

              Total (10:46 AM, March 14, 2014)
              Snapsort is a joke....do you try out the cameras or just look at the specs when making these comparisons???
               
              Avatar for Wolfe Leon Fox Wolfe Leon Fox (7:12 AM, October 17, 2013)
              Try this experiment. Take a pro photographer, send him to an assignment and don't let him use any other camera except that he choose either of the two, i.e., SX50HS or SL1000, according to their (cameras) capabilities. In this case, popularity would not be an issue.
               
              Rob (7:55 PM, October 14, 2013)
              The Canon is a highly rated camera. I don't think its junk. But the Fuji SL1000 and the Sony DSC HX300 are also good although I'd rate the Sony third because it doesn't shoot RAW. I rank the Fuji SL100 ahead of the Sony but you wont go wrong with any of them. It's a matter of preference. Sony is the most compact but its LCD display is inferior to the other two, and doesn't get high marks for low light. The Fuji SL1000 seems to have it all and picture quality is a tossup.
               
              Rob (7:36 PM, October 14, 2013)
              The Canon gets 90 points for popularity and the Fujitsu gets zero points for unknown information. What a farce!! Popularity is subjective and should not even be in included in an unbiased objective comparison. Take out popularity and the Fujitsu wins!! I have spent three days comparing super zooms and the Canon wins most of the discussions for a slightly higher picture quality however not in low light. The Fujitsu has many other better features and the difference in image quality is so minor as to not offset its advantages. Personally I like the more professional look, feel, and size of the Fujitsu. Musch easier to grip the Fujitsu firmly, and the price is amazing! I'm going with the Fujitsu SL1000.
               
              Avatar for Gord Harding Gord Harding (6:27 PM, July 22, 2013)
              i concur. Reviewers are always biased towards the bigger name brands. They always take the approach that they are comparing a Mercedes to a Volkswagen. It's always best to draw your own conclusions after you have thoroughly tested all the features and capabilities of the Fuji.
               
              Daniel (3:31 AM, June 23, 2013)
              I find this review to be very inaccurate, not all the info was put in for the Fuji so its score was much lower and it was largely rated on popularity wich is unfair to the Fuji.
               
              WICKHAMFORD JANE (1:49 PM, May 24, 2013)
              WHY DO YOU SAY IT IS A PIECE OF JUNK? ALL THE REVIEWS I HAVE READ SO FAR RATE IT WELL.
               
              dave1307 (11:38 PM, May 11, 2013)
              i suppose that ''snapsort website''
              have a preference ..... not normal that canon sx50 have this
              score...this is really a piece of junk...