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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50

Portability
59
Imaging
40
Features
57
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
Portability
69
Imaging
32
Features
25
Overall
29

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 Key Specs

Fujifilm HS35EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 687g - 131 x 97 x 126mm
  • Released January 2013
  • Old Model is Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • New Model is Fujifilm HS50 EXR
Sony H50
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-465mm (F2.7-4.5) lens
  • 547g - 116 x 81 x 86mm
  • Released January 2009
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 Overview

Here is a in-depth review of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Sony H50, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Sony. There is a huge difference between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm HS35EXR (16MP) and H50 (9MP) and the Fujifilm HS35EXR (1/2") and H50 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm HS35EXR was introduced 4 years later than the H50 and that is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras feature different body design with the Fujifilm HS35EXR being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony H50 being a Compact camera.

Before we go into a complete comparison, here is a quick summation of how the Fujifilm HS35EXR grades vs the H50 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS35EXR over the Sony H50

 Fujifilm HS35EXR H50 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2009Fresher by 49 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Fujifilm HS35EXR

 H50 Fujifilm HS35EXR 

Common features in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Sony H50

 Fujifilm HS35EXR H50 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera regularly, you'll need to take into account its weight and volume. The Fujifilm HS35EXR offers outside measurements of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") and a weight of 687 grams (1.51 lbs) while the Sony H50 has sizing of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") and a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs).

See the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Sony H50 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Below is a front view overall size comparison of the Fujifilm HS35EXR vs the H50.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and H50 is 59 and 69 respectively.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 Sensor Comparison

Often, its difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizing merely by going over a spec sheet. The graphic below might give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and H50.

Clearly, the two cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm HS35EXR having a larger sensor will make getting bokeh simpler and the Fujifilm HS35EXR will offer greater detail using its extra 7MP. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop photos way more aggressively. The more modern Fujifilm HS35EXR is going to have an edge in sensor tech.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Portrait photography information
Sony H50 Portrait photography information
56
manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
has face detection focus
saves RAW formats
very small sensor (1/2")
27
focusing manually
cannot use external flash
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Street photography camera
Sony H50 as a Street photography camera
55
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
very small sensor (1/2")
more heavy than average (687 grams)
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
heavier than competitors in class (547g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Sports photography camera
Sony H50 as a Sports photography camera
55
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
better than average battery (600 per charge)
very small sensor (1/2")
lack of phase detect auto focus
32
incredible zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
low frames per second (2.0 frames/s)
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Travel photography factors
Sony H50 Travel photography factors
53
better than average battery (600 CIPA)
good MP (16MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than average (687g)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
44
built-in flash
long zoom (465mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors in class (547g)
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Landscape photography factors
Sony H50 Landscape photography factors
53
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (600 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor (1/2")
missing Timelapse function
34
focusing manually
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
resolution not great (9MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Vlogging features
Sony H50 Vlogging features
25
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
missing external microphone socket
more heavy than average (687 grams)
19
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
no mic port
heavier than competitors in class (547 grams)
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Sony H50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm HS35EXR and Sony H50
 Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXRSony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
General Information
Make FujiFilm Sony
Model Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2013-01-07 2009-01-15
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR -
Sensor type EXRCMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 9 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 3456 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 31-465mm (15.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/2.7-4.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.6 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 11.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m ) 9.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 687 gr (1.51 lbs) 547 gr (1.21 lbs)
Physical dimensions 131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 photographs -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-W126 NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $380 $80