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Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400

Portability
54
Imaging
40
Features
71
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43

Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 Key Specs

Fujifilm HS50 EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1000mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 808g - 135 x 101 x 146mm
  • Revealed January 2013
  • Superseded the Fujifilm HS35EXR
Sony H400
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-1550mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 628g - 130 x 95 x 122mm
  • Introduced February 2014
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Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 Overview

The following is a extended review of the Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies FujiFilm and Sony. The resolution of the Fujifilm HS50 EXR (16MP) and the H400 (20MP) is very comparable but the Fujifilm HS50 EXR (1/2") and H400 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor sizing.

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The Fujifilm HS50 EXR was launched 13 months prior to the H400 making them a generation away from each other. Both of these cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting right into a thorough comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the Fujifilm HS50 EXR scores versus the H400 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS50 EXR over the Sony H400

 Fujifilm HS50 EXR H400 
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution920k460kCrisper display (+460k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Fujifilm HS50 EXR

 H400 Fujifilm HS50 EXR 
IntroducedFebruary 2014January 2013Newer by 13 months

Common features in the Fujifilm HS50 EXR and Sony H400

 Fujifilm HS50 EXR H400 
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurement
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to factor its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm HS50 EXR provides external measurements of 135mm x 101mm x 146mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 5.7") along with a weight of 808 grams (1.78 lbs) and the Sony H400 has measurements of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") and a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are utilising at that moment. The following is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm HS50 EXR versus the H400.

Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm HS50 EXR and H400 is 54 and 62 respectively.

Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's difficult to visualise the gap in sensor dimensions simply by going through technical specs. The pic here will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm HS50 EXR and H400.

As you can tell, both the cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm HS50 EXR featuring a larger sensor will make getting bokeh simpler and the Sony H400 will produce extra detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm HS50 EXR will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm HS50 EXR as a Portrait photography camera
Sony H400 as a Portrait photography camera
56
manual focus
good MP (16MP)
features face detection focus
exports RAW formats
sensor size is small (1/2")
40
resolution is good (20MP)
provides face detect focus
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm HS50 EXR Street photography features
Sony H400 Street photography features
53
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
sensor size is small (1/2")
more heavy than others in class (808 grams)
43
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (628g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm HS50 EXR Sports photography details
Sony H400 Sports photography details
62
great zoom range (24-1000mm 41.7 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
great battery power (500 shots)
supports phase detect auto focus
sensor size is small (1/2")
51
amazing zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
provides tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm HS50 EXR as a Travel photography camera
Sony H400 as a Travel photography camera
56
great battery power (500 shots)
good MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
fairly wide (24mm)
very long reach (1000mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than others in class (808g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
53
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (25mm)
great reach (1550mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition in class (628g)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm HS50 EXR Landscape photography details
Sony H400 Landscape photography details
53
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (500 per charge)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2")
no Timelapse mode
44
relatively wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm HS50 EXR Vlogging factors
Sony H400 Vlogging factors
59
fairly wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with external microphone port
slow max aperture (f2.8)
more heavy than others in class (808 grams)
26
relatively wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
comes with microphone port
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.4)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
more heavy than competition in class (628g)
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Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs Sony H400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm HS50 EXR and Sony H400
 Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXRSony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-07 2014-02-13
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor EXR Processor II Bionz(R)
Sensor type EXRCMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Maximum native ISO 12800 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-1000mm (41.7x) 25-1550mm (62.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focusing range 0cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.6 5.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 920k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 920k dot 201k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 11.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 8.80 m
Flash options - Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) 1280 X 720
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 808g (1.78 pounds) 628g (1.38 pounds)
Physical dimensions 135 x 101 x 146mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 5.7") 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 500 photographs 300 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $500 $268