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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
0 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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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
Battery life Much longer battery life 600 shots vs 310 shots
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More than 90% 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
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
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 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
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.3x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Lowest price Cheaper $316.10 vs $397.99
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The best price we've seen is $82 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Size Significantly smaller 130x93x103 mm vs 135x101x146 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 Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              HS50EXR:41.7x
              DSC-HX300:50x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR:920k dots
              DSC-HX300:921k 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
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR:808 g
              DSC-HX300:650 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR:5.7"
              DSC-HX300:4.1"
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR:135x101x146 mm
              DSC-HX300:130x93x103 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

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              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

              $280 - $319

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              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

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $429

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $226 - $290

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $376 - $499

              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

              $400 - $682

              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $278

              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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              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 ???/