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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great 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 122x87x93 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
3.7"
 
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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
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
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 1 f-stop better
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" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $304.99 vs $368.49
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The best price we've seen is $64 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Size Much smaller 122x87x93 mm vs 135x101x146 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 Significantly 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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              HS50EXR:920k dots
              DSC-HX200V:921k dots
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              HS50EXR:500 shots
              DSC-HX200V:450 shots
              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
              HS50EXR:Digital
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS50EXR:808 g
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS50EXR:5.7"
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              Size Large Help
              HS50EXR:135x101x146 mm
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              HS50EXR:11 fps
              DSC-HX200V:10 fps

              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

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $298 - $600

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $433

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $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 a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $291

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $229 - $290

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $361 - $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

              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-HX200V Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $604

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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