Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Fujifilm X-S1

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Fujifilm X-S1

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Really small
Size
Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
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
Sensor size
Large sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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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 X-S1.

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Size
Much smaller
123×87×106 mm vs 135×107×149 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 26x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Significantly thinner
4.2" vs 5.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$299.00 vs $425.85
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The best price we've seen is $127 cheaper (around 30% 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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
460 shots vs 315 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
49 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
              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"
              X-S15.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS595 g
              X-S1920 g
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.2 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS20.3 bits
              X-S120.4 bits
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS123×87×106 mm
              X-S1135×107×149 mm
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS179 ISO
              X-S1216 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS47.0
              X-S149.0

              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 HS461k dots
              X-S1460k dots

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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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has slightly 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

              $318 - $398

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $303 - $311

              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

              $332 - $400

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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $398

              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

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $405 - $626

              Size Much smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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