Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
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Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
16 February 2015
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR's features and performance are well beyond those of your average point-and-shoot megazoom, making it a fine choice for enthusiasts and as a family camera.
Pros: The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR has a nice 42x manual zoom lens; fast performance; very good picture quality for its class; a lot of shooting options, including manual and semimanual modes and raw capture; and excellent hardware features.
Cons: Its manual zoom isn't great for zooming while capturing movies; it's large and heavy; for those uninitiated with Fujifilm's EXR sensors, getting the best results can require a little extra effort.
Summary: Fujifilm's new flagship EXR camera, the HS50EXR boasts the world's fastest in-class autofocus (as of January 2013) as well as a 42x manually operated optical zoom and a 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS II image sensor. Thanks to Optical Image Stabilization and Phase Detection autofocus, extreme shots as well as Full HD movie recording are always crisp, in focus, and shudder free.
Pros: EXR Auto shooting mode provides bold and eye-catching images, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record, Lens-Shift image stabilization is very helpful, 3.0-inch adjustable LCD screen is easy to see in all shooting situations, Great shooting performance, Excellent Battery Life, Incredibly versatile, Mic Input for increased sound quality, HDMI output
Cons: Higher than normal image noise in most images. Especially when shooting in EXR Auto, Manual lens does not zoom smoothly, Burst shooting rates only last for a few images
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR is an interesting bridge camera perfect for those who want to have full control over the commands but without spending too much for an SLR, and especially when they have a compact body. Stand the swiveling display high definition, excellent optical zoom, support for RAW format, Full HD movies, high processing speed and the amplitude of the lens.
Pros: Focus Ultrafast, OPTICAL ZOOM, Quality sensor, RAW format support, Manual controls, Connector HDMI, Full HD movies, Rotatable display with higher resolution.
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR is priced at an MRP of Rs 32,999, but you can buy it online for around Rs 1,000 less. Considering what you get and the kind of performance this camera offers, we feel it’s a bit overpriced. It would have been an attractive deal for Rs 28,000—the price at which many flagship super zoom cameras retail. Our recommendation is still the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, which features 50x optical zoom and performs significantly better.
Excerpt: The HS50EXR is a tempting proposition for anyone who's used to shooting with an SLR. It looks and feels strikingly similar, with a large handgrip and lens rings for zoom and focus. The 920,000-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) is much bigger and sharper than the ones on most ultra-zoom cameras, and compares well with an SLR's optical viewfinder.
Summary: Huge zoom range and 'world's fastest autofocus'
Pros: Good OIS performance, Articulated screen, Shoots in raw format, There's plenty to like about the Fuji HS50 EXR, but our favourite thing has to be the incredibly versatile 42x optical zoom range and the fantastic Optical Image Stabilisation technology that means that images captured at the far reach remain blur-free.
Cons: Small sensor, Image smoothing, No touchscreen, Perhaps it's a little picky, but we'd like to see even more technology squeezed onto bridge cameras. A touchscreen and Wi-Fi, for instance, would have elevated this camera from very good to excellent.
Summary: Bigger is awesome these days, so Fujifilm slapped its latest Advance Point and Shoot Camera, FinePix HS50EXR in the market. A whopping 42x zoom lens (24-1000mm) based snapper, HS50EXR comes as an expensive shocker from the brand but manages to get some applauds for delivering decent pictures.
Pros: Whopping long zoom lens , Advanced processing system (EXR) , Sharp images , Decent EVF
Cons: Pictures distorts at high ISO , Useless photo editing tool included , Zoom defocuses while making video , Feels heavy , Bit expensive