Updated (March, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs Nikon 1 V3

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs Nikon 1 V2

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

56

Nikon 1 V2

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V2

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Mid size 109x82x46 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Badge
Phase detection video autofocus
fast and accurate

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR. Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 V2.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS50EXR

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 310 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$314.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon 1 V2

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Size
Much smaller
109x82x46 mm vs 135x101x146 mm
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4.8x smaller
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
1,200 fps vs 480 fps
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2.5x higher fps
Thickness
Much thinner
1.8" vs 5.7"
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3.2x thinner
Weight
Much lighter
278 g vs 808 g
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2.9x lighter
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 10.6 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 1 V2's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              HS50EXR480 fps
              1 V21,200 fps
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon Help
              fast and accurate
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR920k dots
              1 V2921k dots
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $589 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $599

              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $336 - $480

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $263

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $330 - $598

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

              Nikon 1 V2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 V3

              Nikon 1 V3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,147 with 10-30mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $585 body only

              $395 with 10-30mm lens

              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Color depth Better color depth
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 - $779 with 10-100mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Nikon Coolpix A

              Nikon Coolpix A

              Boutique

              $479 - $662

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

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