• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 26.0x zoom 24mm - 624mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $614 Average Retail $800 MSRP
  • 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 42.0x zoom 24mm - 1000mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $395 Average Retail $550 MSRP

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Advantages

Fujifilm X-S1 over Fujifilm HS50EXR

  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video

Fujifilm HS50EXR over Fujifilm X-S1

  • Lens zoom ratio
    42.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • High-res screen
    920k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1
Panasonic FZ200
  • $614
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $539
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Lighter weight
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Panasonic FZ200
  • $395
  • 1/2 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
  • $539
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $614
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $274
  • 1/2 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $395
  • 1/2 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
  • $274
  • 1/2 inch

Compared to Panasonic FZ70

Fujifilm X-S1
Panasonic FZ70
  • $614
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Panasonic FZ70
  • $395
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • High-res screen
  • $344
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Fujifilm X-S1
Olympus SP-100
  • $614
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Olympus SP-100
  • $395
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Newer

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Fujifilm X-S1
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $614
  • 2/3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $395
  • 1/2 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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