Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

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Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

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Fujifilm X-S1

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Fujifilm X-S1

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
500 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Focus points
Many focus points
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS50EXR

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 26x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Size
Smaller
135x101x146 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 460 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
808 g vs 920 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$299.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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Around 90% larger sensor
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
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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
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              HS50EXR:500 shots
              X-S1:460 shots
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              HS50EXR:5.7"
              X-S1:5.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR:808 g
              X-S1:920 g
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR:135x101x146 mm
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $339 - $499

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Size Is significantly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $254 - $290

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $299 - $397

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $291

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR.

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Fujifilm X-S1.

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              discussion

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              Mr XS1 lover (10:53 PM, November 25, 2014)
              http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_finepix_x_s1_review/image_quality/

              http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_finepix_hs50exr_review/image_quality/

              open both and see the quality for yourself ,, for me the XS1 is a clear winner :) > BTW i have the xs1 ^_^ .
               
              a confused guest (7:47 PM, September 27, 2014)
              well , the hs50exr may have lots of new stuff like phase detection, high speed movies etc. over the xs1. but when it comes to image quality i think the 2/3 inch sensor might blow away the 1/2 inch. and practically a 26x zoom is enough for my needs unless i'm stalking someone. But i'm still in a dilemma can you snapsort guys help me out? all i need is image quality, and i want to know which model here produces the best pictures among the two.
               
              Avatar for David Rodriguez David Rodriguez (4:13 PM, December 14, 2013)
              I have read somewhere that the manual zoom on the X-S1 is much smoother than the HS50. If one does a lot of videos,you probably won't like the zoom on the HS50,doesn't zoom very well.
               
              Avatar for tonysturn tonysturn (1:28 PM, July 26, 2013)
              Well there you go.. learn something new everyday
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:28 PM, July 25, 2013)
              Hi Tony, the HS50 produces 15.9MP images as you can see on the HS50 specs page, but we compare a calculated "true resolution" based on limitations of small sensor sizes to avoid claiming cameras are better when manufacturers just pack more megapixels into the same small sensors with no benefit.
               
              Avatar for tonysturn tonysturn (2:26 PM, July 25, 2013)
              The HS50 is 16mp .. not 10.6 another reason the HS50 wins..