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

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs Nikon 1 V2

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

58

Nikon 1 V2

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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 (109×82×46 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
  1. 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
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
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
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Advantages of the Nikon 1 V2

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Size
Much smaller
109×82×46 mm vs 135×101×146 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
Help
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 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/4000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              HS50EXR1/4000s
              1 V21/16000s
              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 Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $600

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $338 - $399

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

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

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $446

              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $1,517

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Nikon 1 V2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 V3

              Nikon 1 V3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,097 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

              $380 with 10-30mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Focus points More focus points
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 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
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $274 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus

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