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

65

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
500 shots
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 33.8x
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More than 50% more zoom
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 450 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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
$303.00 vs $429.00
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The best price we've seen is $126 cheaper (around 30% 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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR920k dots
              DSC-HX200V921k dots
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              HS50EXR500 shots
              DSC-HX200V450 shots
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS50EXR11 fps
              DSC-HX200V10 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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

              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

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              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

              $393 - $448

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $298

              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
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $318 - $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Has much 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $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

              $424

              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

              $332 - $400

              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

              $222

              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

              $512

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $155

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $110 - $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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