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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. Note that this camera is also known as the Fuji Finepix F50fd and the Fuji Finepix F50SE in some areas.
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Fuji FinePix F50fd

PC Magazine
27 May 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
14 May 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. Although the F31fd (and the F30 before it) was a fairly bland compact camera, it was blessed with an outstanding imaging sensor and set the benchmark in terms of image quality, most specifically...
  • 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, Good build quality and handling, Fast reliable focus, Reliable exposure / metering, Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes, Good flash performance, Large clear screen, Large var...
  • 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 also slower), Long flash recycling times, Occasional highlight clipping (not worse than the competition though), Burst mode limited to 3 shots, Movie mode nothing special, Auto m...
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Overall 8
8.3

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

Camera Labs
1 October 2007
  • Summary: Fujifilm’s FinePix F50fd is one of the more highly anticipated compacts of recent times. It’s the successor to the legendary FinePix F30 / F31fd models which both shunned higher resolutions for better performance at higher sensitivities. So while their rivals were incessantly increasing Megapixels, Fujifilm sensibly held back and delivered superior image quality as a result.
  • Pros: Very high resolution images., Good face detection and flash., Manual control over exposure., Cheaper than 12 Mpixel rivals.
  • Cons: Pedestrian 35-105mm lens range., Noise artefacts at 200 ISO and above., Screen and IS bettered by rivals., Not much grip to speak of.
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Overall 7
7.0

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Fujifilm has jumped on the 12-megapixel bandwagon, but has it lost more than it has gained?
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 7
7.0

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

PhotographyBLOG
14 November 2007
  • Summary: The Fujifilm Finepix F50fd is a frustrating beast. On one hand it offers a number of significant improvements when compared with the older F31fd, but on the other it takes a serious backwards step in terms of image quality, which is ultimately what every camera should primarily be judged by.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fujifilm FinePix F50 fd

Absolut Photo
2 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Un nouveau design et de nouvelles capacités sont apporté au FinePix F50 fd de chez Fuji . Le F50 fd est doté d'un capteur Super CCD HR de 12 millions de pixels, d'un zoom optique de 3x et intègre un double système de stabilisation d'image, par une compensation des mouvements du capteur et par une très haute sensibilité poussée à 6400 ISO.
  • Pros: Bonne qualité de fabrication, Excellent à 800 ISO
  • Cons: Zoom un peu long (36 mm), 3200 ISO perfectibles
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Overall 7
6.7

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

DinSide.no
21 February 2008
  • Excerpt: DinSide Data har gjennomført en test av seks 12 megapiksels lommekameraer for TV2 Hjelper deg. De seks modellene er Casio Exilim Z1200 , Sony Cyber-shot W200 , Kodak EasyShare V1253 , Canon Digital IXUS 960 IS , Fujifilm Finepix F50fd og Nikon Coolpix S700 . Full testoversikt med karakterer og rangeringer finner du her .
  • Pros: God brukervennlighet, lynrask autofokus, bildestablisator, ansiktsgjenkjenning som fungerer
  • Cons: Økt oppløsning har degradert bildekvaliteten, svakere batterilevetid, skjerm mangler beskyttelse
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Overall 8
8.0

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

pcmag.ru
8 February 2008
  • Summary: Хорошее качество фотоснимков, универсальный набор полезных функций, а также прочная и эргономичная конструкция делают эту 12-Мпиксел камеру идеальной для начинающих фотографов.
  • Pros: Превосходная эргономика и удачное размещение органов управления. Самая передовая и распространенная на рынке технология обнаружения лиц.
  • Cons: Ничем не примечательный объектив с трехкратным оптическим увеличением. Отсутствует встроенная система выбора экспозиции.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

pcmag.ru
8 February 2008
  • Summary: Хорошее качество фотоснимков, универсальный набор полезных функций, а также прочная и эргономичная конструкция делают эту 12-Мпиксел камеру идеальной для начинающих фотографов.
  • Pros: Превосходная эргономика и удачное размещение органов управления. Самая передовая и распространенная на рынке технология обнаружения лиц.
  • Cons: Ничем не примечательный объектив с трехкратным оптическим увеличением. Отсутствует встроенная система выбора экспозиции.
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