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Fujifilm FinePix F50fd
5.0 out of 10

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

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Overall 8
8.0

Fuji Finepix F50

neocamera.com
20 December 2008
  • Summary: The Fuji Finepix F50 is an advanced ultra-compact digital camera which is packed with technology. It combines a 12 megapixels sensor, CCD-shift image stabilization, semi-automatic exposure and high-ISO capabilities going up to ISO 1600 at full-resolution and ISO 6400 at reduced resolutions.
  • Pros: Image noise well under control up to ISO 800, Below average image noise at high ISO, Accurate image colors, Good automatic white-balance, Very reliable exposure system, Consistent sharpness from corner-to-corner, Fast focusing and zooming, Short shutter-lag, Excellent LCD visibility
  • Cons: Slight image noise starts at ISO 100, High ISO image noise adds slight color-cast, Slow shot-to-shoot speed, Below average battery life, Exposures longer than 1s lock ISO at 100, Limited full-resolution continuous drive modes, Image review cannot be disabled, General image softness
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Camera Test: FujiFilm FinePix F50fd

Pop Photo
22 July 2008
  • Excerpt: When the 6-megapixel FujiFilm FinePix F30 was released last year, its high ISO limit of 3200 was groundbreaking. And when we tested it in the Pop Photo Lab, it boasted full resolution capture with astounding noise and resolution results all the way up to ISO 3200.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fuji FinePix F50fd

PC Magazine
21 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Fujifilm's 12-megapixel pocket camera offers advanced automatic features, including flexible low-light and action shooting tools and effective face-detection technology that's ahead of the pack.
  • Pros: Nice ergonomics and control layout. High-quality LCD. Market-leading face-detection technology. Both automatic and priority exposure modes. Useful continuous-shooting modes and low-light settings.
  • Cons: Unremarkable 3X zoom lens. No built-in exposure enhancement processing to bring out shadow detail.
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Overall 8
7.9
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
7.5
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
8.5
Ergonomics 8
7.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
29 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Like any sequel the F50fd was always going to suffer by comparison to its illustrious predecessor, so is Fujifilm's new flagship compact a Godfather II or a Matrix Reloaded ? The answer, unsurprisingly, is that it's neither one or the other, but something somewhere in between.
  • Pros: Class leading resolution, Improved slimmer design and a few new features, Superb results at low ISO settings, Natural but vivid colors, Although not as good as the F31fd, ISO 400 and 800 still far better than most, ISO 1600 usable for small prints, Low shutter lag and good overall responsiveness,...
  • Cons: Some noise reduction artefacts visible at 100% even at ISO 100, Strong chroma noise at ISO 800+ and shadow noise visible at ISO 400 in low light, Some corner softness, Few external controls, User interface feels outdated and 'fiddly', Noisy focus, macro focus can be very slow (low light focus als...
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
7 February 2008
  • Excerpt: The Fuji FinePix F50fd ($399) is the long-awaited successor to the popular FinePix F30 and F31fd. I was a huge fan of the F30: it had much better high ISO performance than your typical compact camera (thanks to its SuperCCD sensor design), plus snappy performance and top-notch battery life.
  • Pros: Good exposure and color; no redeye, Better-than-average high ISO performance, Sensor-shift image stabilization, Slim, stylish metal body, Nice 2.5" LCD is easy to see outdoors and in low light, Many manual controls, Can use xD or SD/SDHC memory cards, Support for IrSimple infrared protocol, USB 2...
  • Cons: Lots of blurring near the edges of the frame, Heavy noise reduction, visible even at low ISOs, Step down from the F30/F31 in terms of photo quality and battery life, Quality control concerns, Unimpressive continuous shooting modes; sluggish shot-to-shot, playback, and memory card write times, Slo...
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Review

What Digital Camera
3 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Fujifilm's 12-megapixel F50fd features face detection with automatic red-eye removal and a 3x optical zoom.
  • Pros: Fast AF operation, few image quality issues, smart design.
  • Cons: A bit tardy between shots.
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Overall 8
7.5

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Review

Digitaltrends
3 January 2008
  • Conclusion: For less than $250 USD, you can hardly go wrong with this camera thanks to its solid feature package (mechanical image stabilization, 12MP resolution, improved Face Detection).
  • Pros: 12MP 3x image stabilized digicam with advanced Face Detection
  • Cons: Too much noise at higher ISOs
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Fuji FinePix F50fd 12Mp compact camera

Techworld
20 November 2007
  • Summary: Although it looks dull next to some of the flashier models we tested, the Fuji FinePix F50fd is a compact camera that has all the latest features and takes great shots.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
16 November 2007
  • Summary: The FinePix F50fd is the latest in Fujifilm's F-Series of compact digital cameras, and includes many high-end features, like a 12- Megapixel Super CCD HR image sensor. Following a long line of award winning models, the FinePix F50fd, like the , offers consumers a compact digital camera that takes...
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Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
31 October 2007
  • Summary: Fujifilm’s website describes the Finepix F50fd as "the pinnacle of technology in a compact camera", and there are some hi-tech features appearing in a Fujifilm F-series for the first time, notably mechanical image stabilization and automatic in-camera red eye removal.
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