Summary: I am an amateur photographer who was sick to death of the limitations of my point-and-shoots, but was not interested in carrying a cumbersome camera bag with a DSLR and multiple lenses. I did my homework, and discovered the bridge superzooms with the capability of adding lenses and filters to the fixed lens. The Fujifilm Fine Pix HS50EXR got great reviews, and the price seemed very reasonable. This camera did not disappoint.
Summary: I love this camera. I spent 3 weeks deciding between three brands but the reviews of the Fuji sold me. This is not a DSL with interchangeable lenses but the supplied lens is amazing. It is a little hefty, which I actually like, due to it's aluminum internal case and big lens vs. plastic for all others I considered. The 22 mm to 1000 mm zoom lens is phenomenal. A quarter turn of the barrel goes from one extreme to the other.
Summary: This camera exceeded my expectations. I'm a DSLR user but wanted a bridge camera as something to leave in the car and for the range of the lens. I've ended up using it 50% of the time! It's great for when I find a beautiful duck on a pond, etc. - I can handhold the long lens because it's so much lighter than an equivalent lens on a DSLR. Plus the camera seems to have a very good image stabilizer. I've also used the macro capability for very crisp, detailed shots.
Summary: I purchased this camera because I wanted a bridge camera that was not just a point and shoot but was not a large camera that I would have to pull out of the bag, chose a lens and put together. This camera has met my expectations and more. It is a great compliment to set next to my Canon 6D in the bag.
Summary: When I looked at the camera's description I wasn't sure if it could really be that good. It still amazes me how perfectly this camera fits for me. I explored every small feature in it and haven't found even one little flaw, it's just perfect. This camera is customized for someone exactly like me. I like to have the option of high quality quick focus. I like to sometimes play a with the filters, which look much better then photo editing, when I have 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: The camera and equipment was just as shown and I loved it. I would say that the bag was not for all the equipment and accessories, but everything else more than made up for the small bag. I am very pleased.
Summary: I researched mega zoom cameras for quite a while, and although a few may have been rated as slightly better in picture quality, I really wanted the manual zoom. I'm glad I chose this camera. I don't have a lot of photography experience, so experimenting and learning with this camera has really been fun. I love being able to shoot about any type of picture I want without the hassle of lugging around extra lenses.