• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1000.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm XF1 advantages over Fujifilm HS50EXR

  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.39 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    30 mm vs 145 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    226g vs 808g
    Lighter weight

Fujifilm HS50EXR advantages over Fujifilm XF1

  • Less expensive
    $339 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,000 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 6.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Cool retro styling bolstered by a quality build and design; Fast f/1.8 lens at wide angle; Fast autofocus and low shutter lag; Tons of customizability and creative options, including Fuji's special EXR and Film Simulation modes; Full 1080p HD video; PASM controls; RAW still capture.

  • Special modes have somewhat steep learning curve; Maximum aperture drops quickly as you zoom; Lens cover doesn't lock when storing; Larger sensor doesn't necessarily translate to better photo quality than competitors; Demosaicing errors and moderately high chromatic aberration.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm HS30EXR

Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch

Compared to Fujifilm HS25EXR

Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Fujifilm XF1
Olympus XZ-10
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Olympus XZ-10
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $399
  • 2/3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm HS50EXR
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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