• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 855.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm HS50EXR advantages over Nikon L840

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Slower slow-motion
    480 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 855 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 7.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon L840 advantages over Fujifilm HS50EXR

  • Less expensive
    $209 vs $339
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 740 vs 600 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    96 mm vs 145 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    538g vs 808g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Compared to Fujifilm HS20EXR

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon L840
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Fujifilm HS30EXR

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
Nikon L840
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Fujifilm HS25EXR

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
Nikon L840
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Panasonic LZ30

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Panasonic LZ30
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
Nikon L840
Panasonic LZ30
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon B500

Fujifilm HS50EXR
Nikon B500
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon L840
Nikon B500
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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