Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
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Used to have the HSR35 and it was a great bridge cam for the money
27 May 2015
Summary: Used to have the HSR35 and it was a great bridge cam for the money. I was taking photography classes at the time and was able to rival most high end cameras with it!?, this one is just that that much better!
FIRST IMPRESSION--DECENT SUBSTITUTE FOR A DSLR IF YOU'RE A "SERIOUS" AMATEUR
6 May 2015
Summary: So far, so good. I bought the camera without being able to hold it in my hands (brick and mortar photo shops don't seem to carry it any longer), but I knew from the reviews that it was heavy. It is. I've spent 5 days playing with the features and getting used to what it can do, which is a lot.
Pros: feels like a DSLR lots of features, which for an amateur are probably too advanced for this class of camera. manual controls are nice to get experience with more advanced settings. manual zoom. panorama.
... week photo safari in Tanzania and this camera was perfect. I was able to get crystal clear photos ...
elena james, Amazon
29 November 2014
Summary: I just returned from a 2 week photo safari in Tanzania and this camera was perfect. I was able to get crystal clear photos of animals and they are all moving, and the light varied throughout the day.
Summary: Fuji HS50 vs Pentax K-30 (dSLR) Test configuration: Fuji HS50 EXR Mega-Zoom Built in 24-1,000mm (42X) f/2.8-5.6 lens. Total cost: $320 Pentax K-30 DSLR ($580) 18-55 mm (27-83 mm equiv.) included 55-300 mm (85-450 mm equiv.
Excerpt: The features and dynamic range alone make this an amazing camera. While sensor size has its quality drawbacks, it is easily made up for in the ease of getting well saturated and balanced images showing more within highlights and shadows than any DSLR I've ever seen.
Pros: Incredible lens capability, outstanding dynamic range, comfortable grip, light weight, versatile display, easy video recording, great color reproduction, lightning fast sequential shooting.
Cons: Sensor size is tiny, speckling/noise, soft at pixel level, inefficient use of display for battery life, nonstandard USB connection, zoom a bit rough (prevents creep though)
Summary: I've tried all the popular "mega-zooms" on the market and sent them all back, except one : the Fuji HS50-EXR. This Fuji performs much better than any other point n' shoot camera I have tried and would be my recommendation to anyone looking for a long zoom / point and shoot.
Excerpt: This beauty is more than capable of being your main camera for a days shoot, as well as a superb, easy carry backup camera. If you are very interested in beginning photography this would be a great choice as a first camera because you will get an easy to use, versatile camera that you won't have to...
Pros: Incredibly sharp photos at full zoom length. The camera body is not as large as some other reviews would have you believe. I own 2 full size DSLR's and they are large, this Fuji is not. It is light weight also without feeling "cheap". It is loaded with plenty of features to play with for creativi...
Cons: Fuji's RAW program is very difficult to work with. They could learn from Canon, Sony, or Minolta when it comes to designing an easier, more intuitive program.