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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Professional size 125x84x102 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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 600 shots vs 200 shots
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3x 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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS50EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the HS50EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
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" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Lowest price Cheaper $316.04 vs $429.00
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The best price we've seen is $113 cheaper (around 30% less)
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 Much smaller 125x84x102 mm vs 135x101x146 mm
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Around 50% smaller
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              41.7x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR:920k dots
              P520:921k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR:5.7"
              P520:4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR:808 g
              P520:550 g
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR:135x101x146 mm
              P520:125x84x102 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $363 - $518

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $235 - $290

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $682

              Sensor size Significantly 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

              $377 - $499

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

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $160 - $227

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $312

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              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 ?