Updated (February 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Really small
Size
Professional size (125×84×102 mm)
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
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 Nikon Coolpix P520.

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
Battery life
Much longer battery life
500 shots vs 200 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 120 fps
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4x higher fps
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the HS50EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P520

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Size
Significantly smaller
125×84×102 mm vs 135×101×146 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Weight
Significantly lighter
550 g vs 808 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
4" vs 5.7"
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More than 30% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$275.38 vs $310.89
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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recommendations

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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              41.7x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR920k dots
              P520921k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              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"
              P5204"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR808 g
              P520550 g
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR135×101×146 mm
              P520125×84×102 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS50EXR480 fps
              P520120 fps
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              HS50EXR$310.89
              P520$275.38
              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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $335

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $411

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $345 - $399

              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

              $312

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $375 - $427

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen size Smaller screen

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              Avatar for karl karl (0:32 PM, March 06, 2014)
              How come in the what digital camera magazine the fuji hs50 wins easy
               
              mickeyg (11:12 PM, February 23, 2013)
              Apart from size and weight the HS 50exr creams the Nikon and yet .............its a tie ?