Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

99

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Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

56

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
800 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 30x
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Around 3x more zoom
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Smaller
123x87x106 mm vs 131x97x126 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The PowerShot SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
4.2" vs 5"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
595 g vs 687 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$349.00 vs $381.38
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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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/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the HS30 EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
11 fps vs 2.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:240 fps
              HS30 EXR:320 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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 HS:4.2"
              HS30 EXR:5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              HS30 EXR:687 g
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:461k dots
              HS30 EXR:460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $299 - $397

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418 - $420

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $309 - $499

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $438

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $468 - $550

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $448

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $247 - $298

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $250

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $260 - $280

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $360 body only

              $409 - $490 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $416

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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