Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

100

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Really small
Size
Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
800 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR.

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
123×87×106 mm vs 131×97×126 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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  1. 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 2 f-stops 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
Cheaper
$329.00 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $221 cheaper (more than 40% 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" 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
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
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" 6.17x4.55mm
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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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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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS240 fps
              HS30 EXR320 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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"
              HS30 EXR5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS595 g
              HS30 EXR687 g
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS123×87×106 mm
              HS30 EXR131×97×126 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS461k dots
              HS30 EXR460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has much 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

              $322 - $398

              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Overall image quality Has slightly lower image quality
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $466

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 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

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $480

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $335

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $395 - $498

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $327 - $447

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              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

              $1,517

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $446

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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