Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs 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
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

Focus points
Many focus points
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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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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.

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
135×101×146 mm vs 135×107×149 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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
$310.89 vs $427.82
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The best price we've seen is $117 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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Sensor size
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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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
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              HS50EXR500 shots
              X-S1460 shots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR5.7"
              X-S15.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR808 g
              X-S1920 g
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR135×101×146 mm
              X-S1135×107×149 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $338 - $399

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              Size Is significantly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $1,517

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $550

              Size Is slightly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Size Is much smaller
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Size Significantly smaller
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              appearance

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              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Fujifilm X-S1
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Fujifilm X-S1

              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..