Excerpt: I have done some limited testing in outdoor lighting with the cam, and it performs well within it's class. Above 32X , pics are a little soft when detailed , but up to 8x10 I see no artifacts to the eye. It clearly outperformed my Olympus SP820UZ. I have not tested it indoors or in low light yet, so no comment there. Keep in mind this is not DSLR quality due to the smaller sensor, but for the price it can't be beat. Many options on the camera allow you to be creative.
Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time
Excerpt: I was looking for a better camera but cannot afford a DSLR. I asked my dad (who knows about cameras) do the research for me and he selected the FinePix HS50EXR. I have a lot to learn about the camera and am confident that my dad made a great choice for my budget and the types of photos I desire.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color
Excerpt: After going through lengthy research on bridge cameras I bought the HS50 over the Panasonic FZ200 and Canon SX50. The Panasonic has a great lens and the Canon is a good all rounder, but speed in shooting is a high priority for me. I shoot a lot of action sports in and outdoors; day and night in poorly lit gymnasiums and high school football fields. The Fuji just does a better job.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time
Summary: this is an obvious purchase for me who's been using Fujifilm *Bridge* cameras since the S5100 came out.This is my fourth Fuji and my last one the HS20EXR,is fantastic.They've all been used to take over 25,000 shots, they're reliable and durable, the lense bundles i've purchased are all interchangeable with each camera *bonus* all in all this camera is the BEST BANG for my BUCK
Summary: This camera takes very fast clear pictures and videos. I found the low light to be excellent as well. The only thing wrong is it feels cheap but its light and does a great job. I was surprised to see 2 levels of crop factors like in my Nikon that's cool without a huge price so the MANUAL zoom is great! I bought it for the manual operating zoom and like it so far. After playing with it a bit it reminded me why I bought my Canon sx50hs for the quality.
Excerpt: upgraded from HS20exr, considerable faster in all respects, focus, processing, writing to SD card, etc.Manual focus with focus assist also much better.Hight built quality.Q menu extremely handy, was worried I would miss the HS20 direct access buttons but was not the case.Swivel screen very good for creative angles and selfies.
Excerpt: The features of this camera are many and lots of them are useful. The only Con with this camera for me is quality of the RAW files. They do not come close to the quality of the JPEG files straight from the camera.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time