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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Overall image quality
Great image quality
47.0
Zoom
Great zoom
50x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
13 fps
 

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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
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
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
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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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)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
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 $349.95 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (around 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:0 cm
              HS30 EXR: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"
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:13 fps
              HS30 EXR:11 fps

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              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

              $365 - $598

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $304 - $347

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $337 - $471

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $260 - $305

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427 - $447

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $478

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $245 - $436

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $332

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $675

              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

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