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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
50x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
13 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Zoom Much 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
Size Much smaller 123x87x106 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 13 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
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
Weight Significantly lighter 595 g vs 920 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 4.2" vs 5.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
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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
Sensor size Much larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 460 shots vs 315 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Focus points More focus points 49 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Overall image quality Better image quality 49.0 vs 47.0
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Almost the same
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $349.00 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:1080p @ 24fps
              X-S1:1080p @ 30fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:0 cm
              X-S1:1 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"
              X-S1:5.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              X-S1:920 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:$379.00
              X-S1:$349.00
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.2 EV
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:20.3 bits
              X-S1:20.4 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:179 ISO
              X-S1:216 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:47.0
              X-S1:49.0

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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
              3D Captures 3D images
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $552

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $265 - $298

              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

              $349 - $441

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

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $249 - $352

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

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $320 - $377

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

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

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $409

              Size Significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $1,298

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Lowest price Much more expensive

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