Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

100

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Fujifilm X-S1

64

Fujifilm X-S1

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Overall image quality
Great image quality
49.0
True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 26x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
Size
Much smaller
123x87x106 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Weight
Significantly lighter
595 g vs 920 g
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Around 40% lighter
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
Significantly thinner
4.2" vs 5.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$349.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the X-S1's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
460 shots vs 315 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
49 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
49.0 vs 47.0
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
216 ISO vs 179 ISO
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The X-S1 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:4.2"
              X-S1:5.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              X-S1:920 g
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.2 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:20.3 bits
              X-S1:20.4 bits
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:179 ISO
              X-S1:216 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:47.0
              X-S1:49.0

              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
              X-S1:460k dots

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              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

              $398

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              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

              $468

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              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

              $350 - $598

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $345

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $299 - $500

              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 S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $339 - $499

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $468 - $500

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

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

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $820 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Zoom Less zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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