Fujifilm X-S1 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Zoom
Great zoom
41.7x
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots

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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$370 - $371

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Significantly smaller
Wide angle Worse wide angle
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Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,299 body only

$1,253 - $1,699 with 18-55mm lens

Size Much smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
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Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$4,013

Size Much smaller
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Fujifilm FinePix S1

Super zoom

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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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..