Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs Nikon Coolpix P520

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
500 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

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

Items often bought with the Fujifilm HS50EXR or Nikon P520

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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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 120 fps
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4x higher fps
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$303.64 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P520

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Size
Much smaller
125×84×102 mm vs 135×101×146 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"
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Around 10% larger screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
4" vs 5.7"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
550 g vs 808 g
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More than 30% lighter
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              HS50EXR480 fps
              P520120 fps
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR920k dots
              P520921k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR808 g
              P520550 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR135×101×146 mm
              P520125×84×102 mm

              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              HS50EXR1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
              P5201/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              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 P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              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
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $428 - $448

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $240 - $400

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $439

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              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 ?