Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Winner
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
0 ms shutter lag
 

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 49 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300.

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
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Much longer battery life
500 shots vs 310 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$310.89 vs $359.95
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Size
Significantly smaller
130×93×103 mm vs 135×101×146 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Zoom
More zoom
50x vs 41.7x
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More than 40% more zoom
Thickness
Significantly thinner
4.1" vs 5.7"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
650 g vs 808 g
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Around 20% 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
              HS50EXR41.7x
              DSC-HX30050x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR920k dots
              DSC-HX300921k 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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS50EXR11 fps
              DSC-HX30010 fps
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR808 g
              DSC-HX300650 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR5.7"
              DSC-HX3004.1"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR135×101×146 mm
              DSC-HX300130×93×103 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $395 - $498

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              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

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297 - $327

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $335

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              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
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $1,517

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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $218

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $268 - $280

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              discussion

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              FinePix HS50EXR
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              Showing 6 comments

              Avatar for observer observer (1:55 AM, May 08, 2014)
              It isn't. Snapsort was only kidding.
               
              Avatar for karl karl (0:42 PM, March 06, 2014)
              In what digital camera magazine the fuji HS 50exr wins easy against the sony HX300

              How you put the sony Hx300 better then the fuji hs50 i will never know.Just looking at the spec's ????????

              Just look at specs Advantages of the Fujifilm HS50EXR against the sony HX300 it's a no brainer come on snapsort get your act together.
               
              KoiMaxx (4:38 PM, December 18, 2013)
              For one, it has phase detection, which makes it faster in acquiring focus, which personally is a very big deal when you're on the move and trying to get that one shot. And just by looking at the Differences section, I don't even have to elaborate to make my point. The only major reason why the HX300 scored higher was that it was more popular, that's pretty much it.
               
              Cammerra (0:54 PM, December 16, 2013)
              are there anything that fujifilm hs50 has and sony hx300 doesn't?
              How can you say featureless, It is biased comment.
               
              Avatar for Armando Marrero Armando Marrero (3:26 PM, December 09, 2013)
              LOL. I agree with you. These comparisons are a joke
               
              mickeyg (11:53 AM, October 31, 2013)
              Exactly why is the virtually featureless HX300 a better camera ???/