Fujifilm X-S1 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Winner
Fujifilm X-S1

57

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-S1.

competitors

Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$398

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Significantly smaller
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Super zoom

$1,962

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70

Boutique

$685 - $699

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Size Much smaller
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 body only

$999 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much smaller
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Super zoom

$378

Size Significantly smaller
Zoom More zoom
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Super zoom

$1,962

Size Significantly smaller
Zoom More zoom
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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Showing 7 comments

Richard (0:16 PM, April 07, 2015)
People talk about larger sensors, but larger pixels are really what they are aiming at. The X-S1 not only has a larger sensor, but it is not overloaded with crazy numbers of pixels 12MP. The HS50 has 16MP, but it has a system where this can be halved and the pixels can effectively be doubled up. So, instead of reading it as 16MP read it as 8MP (This is an optional setting but it will give greater resolution as far as I can tell.)


If image quality is all you want and you don't want to buy a DSLR then the X-S! is probably the best bet.


For me, the faster autofocus and the flippy out screen are things I want in my next camera. If Fuji had put these two features into the X-S1 I would definitely but it. It's annoying you just can't have everything in the one box, unless you have limitless funds!!
 
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..