Updated (February 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

74

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
500 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
3.7"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.

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
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 33.8x
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More than 50% more zoom
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 450 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HS50EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$310.89 vs $629.93
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The best price we've seen is $319 cheaper (2x less)
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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Size
Much smaller
122×87×93 mm vs 135×101×146 mm
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2x smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.7" vs 5.7"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
583 g vs 808 g
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Around 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
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              HS50EXR500 shots
              DSC-HX200V450 shots
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR920k dots
              DSC-HX200V921k dots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS50EXR11 fps
              DSC-HX200V10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              HS50EXRDigital
              DSC-HX200VTunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR808 g
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR5.7"
              DSC-HX200V3.7"
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR135×101×146 mm
              DSC-HX200V122×87×93 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              HS50EXR3,200 ISO
              DSC-HX200V1,600 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

              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
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              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
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $395 - $498

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $550

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $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

              $445

              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

              $328 - $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

              $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-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $498

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $218

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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