Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
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Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
16 September 2013
Summary: There's no GPS or Wi-Fi, but you do get advanced photographic features like full manual controls, RAW image capture and a hot shoe. The Fujifilm also has in-camera panorama -- which the Canon lacks -- plus plenty of shooting modes (like Low-light Mode and background-blurring Pro Focus mode) and fun filters (like Miniature and Soft Focus).
Pros: 42x zoom, Very good photos for its class, Full manual controls, RAW support and a hot shoe, Swiveling LCD screen
Cons: Grainy image noise at high ISOs, Manual zoom can look jerky in videos
Summary: Despite the emergence of compact system cameras, which many people predicted would dent the sales of bridge cameras, models similar to the Fujifilm HS50 EXR continue to sell well, offering a huge zoom range that is far beyond the realms of a budget DSLR/CSC and standard kit lens. For anybody looking for a high-zoom bridge camera with plenty of bang for your back, the Fuji HS50 EXR is an excellent option.
Pros: 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: 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: The ratings awarded to a product are derived from a number of tests and calculations, keeping certain important factors in mind. These factors consist of features, performance, quality and value for money. In case of software and some other categories, build quality might be replaced with ease of use or ease of installation. Products are compared with other products in a similar price range or product category.
Fujifilm extends focal range, scales back physical controls. Will the enthusiast base appreciate the changes?
12 January 2013
Conclusion: Most of them are pushing the limits with preposterous zoom ranges, including the attention-grabbing Canon SX50 HS ; big numbers always look great on spec sheets. A select few, like the Panasonic FZ200 , are banking on more subtle enhancements like constant, bright apertures and intricate DSLR-level controls—features that appeal more to hands-on, enthusiast photographers. Both approaches have merit, as our ratings suggest.
Conclusion: For anybody looking for a high-zoom bridge camera with plenty of bang for your back, the Fuji HS50 EXR is an excellent option. Although it has a shorter zoom range than the Canon SX50 (which boasts a 50x optical zoom lens), the 24-1,000mm range should be more than enough for most users. It bests the Canon SX50 though in terms of the electronic viewfinder, so we'd be inclined to recommend this over it.
Pros: Good OIS performance, Articulated screen, Shoots in raw format
Cons: Small sensor, Image smoothing, No touchscreen
Conclusion: There a lot to like about the HS50 EXR. Not only is it one of the best-specified superzoom bridge cameras on the market, but it also has the performance to match. It has an excellent viewfinder, lightning-quick focusing system and truly ergonomic design, and is only really let down by poor video quality and a few usability issues.
Pros: Good viewfinder, Pleasing handling, Impressive focus performance, Host of physical controls
Cons: Slightly laggy menu system, Some metering issues, Video quality not the best
Conclusion: This Fujifilm Finepix HS50EXR camera works as a great mega zoom snapper that promises for fast autofocusing and continuous shooting on a high resolution variable LCD display . This camera serves great for enthusiasts.