Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
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Not a bad choice; but really only average
J. Mason, Amazon
2 September 2013
Summary: I really wanted to love this camera; but the love just isn't there. This review is based on trying out two different Fuji HS50 EXR cameras. On the first camera I received, I thought the zoom was defective; so I returned it to Amazon for a replacement. The replacement camera had the same problem; so apparently it wasn't just an isolated problem. The camera's zoom lens is a twist-barrel style, like found on a DSLR camera lens.
Excerpt: The camera handles well, very comfortable in the hands. The user interface is intuitive and very efficient. Image quality is good if you don't enlarge the image too much. Softness is noticeable as well as a fair amount of noise, even at ISO 100. A pleasant surprise is that at the maximum focal length image quality does not deteriorate. Image quality is quite acceptable if you don't compare it to a quality DSLR.
Summary: The one thing that attracted me to this bridge camera was the fact it went down to an aperture of F2.8 and the large zoom on it which was all in one camera and it would be much easier than lugging around my SLR with its various lenses. I have tried to give constructive criticism for this camera as what suits one doesn't always suit another. It isn't the camera for me though.
Summary: I have a Panasonic bridge camera and I love it but an now looking to up grade. I found this camera to big and bulky and it was difficult to use the manual zoom, could not keep it still, maybe its to heavy for me. I like to take pictures quickly and this twisting took to long, it wiggled the camera about and then I would lose my shot. Did not try many functions as I got put off in the beginning so I have sent it back.