Fuji S1 comes with 50X zoom lens, 5-axis Image stabilization and Wireless connectivity on the other hand Fuji HS50 comes with Phase+Contrast based AF system and bit bigger sensor compared to S1, take a look at the Major Specification Below.
Fujifilm S1 Major Features
- 16 megapixels CMOS sensor
- 50x Optical Zoom
- aperture F2.0 – F5.6
- 5-axis Image Processor
- ISO range 100 – 12800
- Shutter 30 sec 1/2000 sec
- Full HD 1080p @60fps
- Display 3″ TFT LCD Fully articulated
- WiFi Built-In
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Major Features
- 16MP 1/2″ EXR CMOS II Sensor
- Fujinon 42x Optical Manual Zoom Lens
- 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24-1000mm
- 3.0″ 920k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
- EXR Processor II
- Intelligent Hybrid AF System
- ISO 100-12800
- Full HD 1080p Video at 60fps
- Lens Shift Image Stabilization
- Film Simulation and Advanced Filters
Fujifilm FinePix S1 vs. Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Specification Comparison Table.
Bigger Sensor Size: The Fujifilm FinePix HS50 comes with a bigger sensor compared to Fujifilm FinePix S1; the bigger sensor of Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR will sure give broad dynamic range, color depth, improved low light performance aka less noise in High ISO mode.
Optical Zoom: Fujifilm FinePix S1 have 8.3 more optical Zoom than Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR, you get more coverage of Camera X.
Image Stabilization – The Fujifilm FinePix S1 features 5-Axis Image Stabilization function, 2-Axis Optical Image Stabilization (Pitch, Yaw) and 3-Axis Electronic Image Stabilization (Roll, Vertical shift, Horizontal shift), on the other hand Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR have regular optical based IS.
Better AF System: Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR features Phase AF System; on the other hand Fujifilm FinePix S1 features Contrast AF system.
Better Shutter Range: Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR features better shutter range compared to Fujifilm FinePix S1.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR features fast shooting speed compared to Fujifilm FinePix S1.
Display: Fujifilm S1 has bigger and high resolution display compared to Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR.
Fujifilm S1 features tilting on the other hand Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR have fixed display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Fujifilm S1.
Wireless connectivity: Fujifilm FinePix S1 have built-in WiFi that enables wireless data transfer and remote shooting and other hand Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR have no wireless connectivity
Battery Life (CIPA): Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR features longer battery life (According to CIPA) compared to Fujifilm FinePix S1
Dimensions: Fujifilm FinePix S1 is smaller than Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR; hence it is bit easy to travel with a smaller camera compared to a heavier one.
Weight: Fujifilm FinePix S1 is lightweight than Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR.
Weather resistant – The FinePix S1 is the world’s first “weather resistant” super zoom bridge camera and provides protection against rain and dust, on the other hand Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR doesn’t have such feature.
Verdict: Fujifilm S1 features more zoom, bright aperture lens and 5 axis based IS system, on the other hand HS50 comes with advance AF system and bit bigger sensor. The final decision is yours.