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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front
Portability
59
Imaging
40
Features
57
Overall
46

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Launched July 2010
  • Alternative Name is FinePix S2600HD
Fujifilm HS35EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 687g - 131 x 97 x 126mm
  • Revealed January 2013
  • Older Model is Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Renewed by Fujifilm HS50 EXR
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR Overview

Here is a comprehensive assessment of the FujiFilm S2500HD and Fujifilm HS35EXR, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are manufactured by FujiFilm. There is a sizeable difference among the resolutions of the S2500HD (12MP) and Fujifilm HS35EXR (16MP) and the S2500HD (1/2.3") and Fujifilm HS35EXR (1/2") feature different sensor size.

Photography Glossary

The S2500HD was revealed 3 years before the Fujifilm HS35EXR and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before delving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the S2500HD scores vs the Fujifilm HS35EXR with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Fujifilm HS35EXR

 S2500HD Fujifilm HS35EXR 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS35EXR over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 Fujifilm HS35EXR S2500HD 
RevealedJanuary 2013July 2010Fresher by 30 months
Manually focus More accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and Fujifilm HS35EXR

 S2500HD Fujifilm HS35EXR 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry your camera frequently, you'll need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The FujiFilm S2500HD comes with exterior dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") and a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) and the Fujifilm HS35EXR has dimensions of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") having a weight of 687 grams (1.51 lbs).

Analyze the FujiFilm S2500HD and Fujifilm HS35EXR in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you choose during that time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the S2500HD against the Fujifilm HS35EXR.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the S2500HD and Fujifilm HS35EXR is 78 and 59 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is tough to imagine the contrast in sensor sizing only by seeing specifications. The graphic underneath will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the S2500HD and Fujifilm HS35EXR.

Plainly, the two cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The S2500HD using its smaller sensor is going to make achieving shallow DOF harder and the Fujifilm HS35EXR will show extra detail because of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The older S2500HD will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Portrait photography camera
Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Portrait photography camera
21
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
56
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography details
Fujifilm HS35EXR Street photography details
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
55
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
heavier than competitors (687g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
Sports photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
34
amazing zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max fps low (1.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
55
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
great battery pack (600 shots)
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography advice
Fujifilm HS35EXR Travel photography advice
55
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
long reach (504mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
53
great battery pack (600 CIPA)
megapixel count good (16MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (687g)
does not have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
Landscape photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
36
pretty wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
53
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
supports RAW files
great battery pack (600 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with FujiFilm S2500HD
Vlogging with Fujifilm HS35EXR
25
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic socket
25
quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic jack
heavier than competitors (687 grams)
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Fujifilm HS35EXR Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and Fujifilm HS35EXR
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDFujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
Also called as FinePix S2600HD -
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2010-07-06 2013-01-07
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor - EXR
Sensor type CCD EXRCMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 30.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max enhanced ISO 3200 12800
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-504mm (18.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focus range 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.6
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 99 percent 100 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 8s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.40 m 7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m )
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 337 grams (0.74 pounds) 687 grams (1.51 pounds)
Dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 600 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA NP-W126
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat))
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $200 $380