• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm HS50EXR advantages over Sony RX10

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Less expensive
    $339 vs $848
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 420 shots
    Capture more photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony RX10 advantages over Fujifilm HS50EXR

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.39 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Thinner
    102 mm vs 145 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    21 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Smaller than SLR/CSC with comparable lenses; Larger sensor than other bridge cameras; SLR-like body without the hassle of changing lenses; Weather-sealed; Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture; Generous zoom range; Great viewfinder; Swift performance; Plenty of enthusiast-friendly features including raw shooting; Wi-Fi and NFC wireless sharing.

  • Expensive compared to other bridge cameras; Menus respond slowly after burst shooting; Lens doesn't zoom very quickly; High ISO performance doesn't quite match RX100 II.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
  • $858
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Headphone jack
  • $858
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm HS30EXR

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
Sony RX10
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm HS25EXR

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
Sony RX10
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $379
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony RX10
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $379
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Sony RX10 II
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
Sony RX10
Sony RX10 II
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Higher effective ISO
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