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Fujifilm Finepix HS50EXR with 16MP and 42x Wide Angle Manual Optical Zoom (24-1000mm)

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Product Features

  • 1/2" 16MP BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • Manual Zoom Fujinon 42x optical zoom lens (24-1000mm)
  • 3.0" 920K-dot Vari-angle LCD and 920K-dot EVF
  • Full HD Movies - 1080p/60fps
  • Continuous Shooting @ 11fps in Full Resolution

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Fujifilm Finepix HS50EXR with 16MP and 42x Wide Angle Manual Optical Zoom (24-1000mm) + 2x Pack - Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Battery + Charger with Car & EU Adapters - Replacement for Fujifilm NP-W126 Digital Camera Battery and Charger (1200mAh, 7.4V, Lithium-Ion) + Transcend 32 GB SDHC Class 10  Flash Memory Card TS32GSDHC10E
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Fujifilm finepix hs50exr with 16mp, 1/2" exr-cmos ii sensor with primary colour filter, 42x wide angle manual optical zoom (24-1000mm), 11 fps high speed shooting, lens shift image stabilization, 1080i 60fps hd movie out, hdmi (mini) port, 3.0" vari-angle 920k-dot lcd, shoots raw, hot shoe, evf, exr auto, motion panorama 360, pro focus, face recognition, bracketing, w-126 li-ion battery, sd/sdhc/sdxc.

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The New FinePix HS50EXR features a 1/2" 16M EXR CMOS II for High Image Quality images, Fast autofocus and Quick Response. New Intelligent Hybrid AF auto focuses in as fast as 0.05 sec. thanks EXR CMOS II. Depending on the scene, Hybrid AF instantly switches between high-speed phase detection AF(found in most top-end SLRs), and contrast AF, which is employed when high contrast light is present. Applying the fastest algorithm according to the targeted subject and scene, Hybrid AF guarantees your subject will be in focus as quickly as possible ensuring your shots are captured perfectly. The newly developed Fujinon optical 42x manual zoom lens (24 - 1,000mm) effectively combines a spherical lenses, ED lens, and integrated lenses to achieve a bright aperture rating of f/2.8 - 5.6, and image stabilization. Super Macro mode allows close-up shooting from as near as 1cm and the manual barrel zoom ensures speedy, intuitive control of the camera. Lens shift image stabilization ensures that even hand-held shots are free from blur. And if you are trying to take tricky, close to the ground, macro flower shots or want to capture the band on the main stage above the heads of the crowd, you can switch to the very useful 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen. Again boasting a detailed 920K-dot, the LCD screen can fold out and flip around so you can see what you are taking - no matter what the angle you're trying to shoot at. The FinePix HS50EXR boasts a high-resolution (920K-dot) electronic viewfinder equipped with an eye sensor, making it easier to frame subjects and check focus in bright daylight conditions. The bright EVF accommodates a traditional shooting style, making it easy to steady the camera, even when shooting with the 42x zoom fully extended. Full HD Movie 1080p/60fps with continuous phase detection AF Phase detection autofocus is active during movie recording for faster focus response.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality made affordable June 3 2013
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This is a really good camera. It comes with 2 year Canadian warranty. If you are looking for something better than just point & shoot but not wanting to invest into expensive SLR systems / lenses, this is the one. As far as I know this is the only camera that looks and feels as an SLR. Comparing to an actual SLR, this camera is really light and you could easily carry it for many hours at a time. I compared it to Nikon, Canon and Pentax models with similar features but this one stood out. For me it was the manual zoom lens that stood out above the competitors. Power zooms drain the battery quite a bit and can be rather noisy, (especially when recording videos the zoom noise can get recorded). The manual zoom on this camera is quite smooth even when recording videos. Being an owner of several film SLRs I wanted the flexibility of digital camera without investing into lenses again. This one has many features that SLR cameras have: Aperture as well as Speed priority, Automatic, Program, Fully manual exposure, & several more. Shoots RAW, JPEG files. But having said that this is not a professional camera, rather a bridge camera. Well designed, easy to operate. The swivelling LCD screen is a nice touch, excellent detail & contrast.
The viewfinder is a little awkward since it’s not rubberized which is especially noticeable if you wear glasses.
Also once you zoom in with 1000mm it has trouble focusing but this is easily solved if you select continuous tracking from the main menu, so not really a problem. Autofocus is pretty good. Shutter speed ranges from 30 seconds to 1/4000 which is pretty good. It does not have the Bulb feature so for very long exposures at night such as star trails (which could take several hours), this camera would not be able to do this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great hybrid camera Feb. 21 2014
By Erock
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I've had this camera for a couple of months now and it is amazing. I still have my DSLR, but after my last summer camping trip I had it with having to replace lenses to try to catch wildlife. Most times by the time I changed the lens, the wildlife had either moved on or was not optimally placed for the lens I had. I could get great shots for slow moving wildlife, but trying to catch a good shot of running moose or sea birds was much harder. I also had it with having to carry along so much equipment (lenses).

Having said this, I was fully aware that the 50EXR sensor is smaller than my CMOS sensor, and that I could be compromising picture quality for convenience.

Now for my actual impressions:

- Picture quality: very good, and much better than most others hybrid cameras (I tried quite a few before purchasing, and this one beat them hands down). Of note, the 50EXR has a slightly bigger sensor than most other hybrids. I will note that when you use the fully automatic setting (EXR), the pictures come put a bit cool. This is easily fixable though by using more manual settings and not a big issue as it is easily fixable with any photo software.

- Zoom: The zoom is amazing. While it may not be the biggest on the market now, the apertures it allows are simply great, even at max zoom. The image stabilization is top notch as well. I have taken photos at 42x zoom while holding the camera with my hands and distortion is minimal and some time not perceivable. The fact that the zoom is manual is amazing, allow for much faster manipulation (and one less motor to break).

- Quality of build: The camera seems strongly built and I have not had any issues. I will say this.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All in one package Sept. 21 2013
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My background first, 30 years of 35mm film SLR camera experience freelance photographer, a totally manual camera lenses. I am still shooting 35mm film to this day with my old SLR cameras. In early 2006, I started to experience the digital camera world with my first Kodak CX6200. Then I got a Finepix S8000fd late 2007, which at the time was consider a super zoom, that I am still impress with all his great features. Even though I still enjoyed shooting 35mm film, I thought it was time to upgrade my still working digital camera Finepix S8000fd to newest bridge model camera or low end DSLR. I have try several model such as Nikon P520, Canon SX50 HS, Finepix SL1000, Finepix HS30EXR, Finepix HS25EXR, and Finepix S8400w and a few DSLR cameras for months in the stores. I read all their manual on line, and each of them had their pros and cons of my needs. However I decided to go for the Finepix HS50EXR with a lots of consideration. This is the features that caught my attention, a standard 58mm thread lens barrel to add filters, hot shoes for much better lighting situation with stronger flash, availability to switch automatic to electronic manual focus operation, vari-angle display screen, a wide angle to a powerful zoom lens, and the RAW and JPEG capture image availability. I am aware this bridge camera and it will not have same high image quality as the medium and high end DSLR camera which has a much larger sensor, however I didn't want to start over with another full set of interchangeable lenses. I just want to grab my new digital camera and go will all my needed equipment in one package instead carrying my old 25 kilos of my 35mm SLR cameras and equipment.

I had this camera for little more than a month.
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110 of 114 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Camera for General Use, Wildlife and Birding March 15 2013
By DonD - Published on Amazon.com
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Review of Fujifilm HS50EXR

This review is based on my experience with the Fujifilm HS series cameras (HS10,20,30 and 50) and represents my opinion and not necessarily scientifically tested fact. One should visit the Fujifilm forum (use a search engine because Amazon will not allow me to list the URL) to develop a better understanding of all of the features. Just be sure to ignore all of the trolls.

Conclusion:
The new Fujifilm HS50EXR is a very nice upgrade of the HS30EXR. I would give it 4  stars if Amazon would allow. The best feature of this camera is the 42x (1000 mm eq.) F2.8-5.6 zoom lens. It is very sharp throughout its range. The next best feature is the very fast and accurate focusing. Fuji uses a new  inch sensor with phase detection pixels and contrast detection to quickly AND accurately focus the lens. All in all, a very nice wildlife, birding and general camera for a good price.

The Good:

- Whopping 42x (1000mm eq.) F2.8-5.6 zoom lens. Edge sharpness is good and purple fringing is all but eliminated by the EBC lens coating and the software.
- Fast and accurate automatic focusing within the optical zoom range. Focusing accuracy is average to poor while in digital zoom.
- Lens shift optical image stabilization is excellent and allows you to hand hold to 84x(42x optical, 42x digital).
- The new processing system is much, much faster than the HS30EXR. Frame freeze is eliminated (so far).
- Image quality is good and comparable to the HS30EXR but is still limited by the  inch sensor.
- Space for your fingers above the lens has been provided to manually focus the camera.
- The macro mode is outstanding and allows you to focus as close as one centimeter. Produces amazing insect photos.
- Fuji's color has always been outstanding and is so with this camera.
- The EVF (Electronic View Finder) is very usable with 920 K dots and is my preferred method.
- Excellent 920,000 dot articulated LCD display.
- Very useful "Q" button that gathers all of your most changed settings in one place.
- Three way switch on the side of the camera that allows you to change from Continuous, Single and Manual focus is very useful.

The Average:

- Manual focus is better, especially using focus peak highlight to strengthen high contrast outlines but I still yearn for my split screen as on my Nikkormat and no focus hunting.
- I find that I only use EXR mode when the conditions are poor. In looking at my photos, I find I have good photos of poor conditions and usually do not use them.
- Focusing accuracy is average to poor while in digital zoom.
- The menu system needs to be better organized with like settings grouped together.
- The manual needs to be expanded and organized, with actual explanations of the myriad of features and a usable index. It is not enough to just list the feature.
- You should not have to go through menus to access RAW file mode. It should be one touch as on the earlier HS cameras.
-As a Photoshop user, I find the SilkyPix included program to be very un-intuitive and almost useless.

The Poor:

- The battery door is an accident waiting to happen. It is poorly constructed of cheap, flimsy plastic, is difficult to open, and sure to break. What happened to the old HS battery door that was well constructed with a steel back?
- This year's lens cap is also a disaster. In the name of style, Fuji has eliminated any chance of gripping the cap and releasing it from the lens. Maybe I can buy last years model that was designed with function over form.

*** Addendum 4-13-2013 *** I purchased the HS30EXR lens cap from Fujifilm USA to replace the crappy one on the HS50EXR. Problem solved. Cost was $6.50 plus S & H.
174 of 186 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR March 20 2013
By Michael T. McCaffrey - Published on Amazon.com
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR 16 MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black) I just received my Fujifilm HS-50. I had ordered a new charger and some spare batteries that arrived sooner today, so I had a chance to charge up before the delivery of the HS-50 and was ready to go on a few tests the minute I took it out of the box. THIS IS A GOOD CAMERA! I am more than pleased with the test shots: clear, well focused, the zoom is great. This should be a great camera for anyone wanting to not have to change lenses with changing requirements. Having had all the HS series cameras prior to this one, I can say this is a worthy update (zoom). I have always had great success with shots pleasing to me, particularly with the HS-30, and have no doubts whatsoever that the HS-50 will be perfect for MY needs/desires. NOW: I might have stated this with my review of the HS-30 previously, BUT: this is a camera with a 1/2 inch sensor. The pros out there will want more (I just sold off a DSLR with an APS-C sensor, 24mp, and all sorts of lenses due to NOT wanting to change lenses every time a great photo op came into being ... photo ops don't want to wait for lens changes ... and, let's face it, changing lenses (and risking getting dust on the sensor every time one lens is changed for another ... been there) is an absolute pain in the posterior!). The HS-50, right out of the box, has a great solid feeling to it, a camera of substance. Compared to DSLRs I have owned, the weight of this thing is an absolute non-issue. I bought a CASE LOGIC SLR HOLSTER case (same kind I carried the HS-30 in, which was totally perfect) along with the HS-50. I also bought a B&W Clear Haze Filter. A previous excellent review mentioned the clumsiness of the CHARGER that comes with the HS-50, I totally agree. It has a wire that has to be plugged into the charger, a non-starter for travel. I bought the WASABI 2 battery set with a charger that plugs directly into the wall. The FUJI charger will be relegated to a box somewhere. The one test I haven't done ... yet ... is to try to track a flock of geese in flight to test the write speed of this HS-50 vs the previous HS-30. I do want to say that I LOVE THE MANUAL ZOOM LENS!

Few observations: If you want great shots that should be pleasing to you, this could very well be the camera you're looking for. If you belong to a photo club where one's status is often determined by the size/price of your lenses or how many megapixels are in your camera, then this will not put you at the head of the class, if that's important to you. :-)

Post processing: This means using software to "tweak" your pics (I routinely do this to all my pictures ... whether from a DSLR or the FUJI). I find this adds that "finishing touch" that I personally love ... everyone has different tastes. Just thought this might be worthy of mention.

Lastly: Considering the price of the HS-50 vs. a DSLR and lenses, preferably quality lenses - and the fact this does not weigh anywhere near what a DSLR assemblage in a large case does ... AND the fact one does not have to change lenses all the time ... then I ... personally ... think this HS-50 is a steal.

UPDATE: 3-21-13: No camera is ever fully adopted by me unless I take it out to my favorite park and give it the FULL WORKOUT, which I just did this morning. I believe I said this in my review of the HS-30 a year or so ago: buying a camera ... any camera ... is a subjective thing. No camera is satisfactory to everyone. The camera that IS satisfactory to YOU, the reader, is the one that does what YOU want it to, based upon your interests/desires/budget. After my gaggle of MANY DSLRs in the past, I always find myself returning to the HS series cameras. Why? "Bangs for the bucks!" The things do just about EVERYTHING in one easily transportable package that doesn't break your neck/shoulders when "out there" taking pics. The HS50 performed, FOR ME, marvelously today ... and I never had any doubts, based upon my prior experiences with the HS series in the past. There is one thing I feel like alerting buyers/would be buyers: be a bit careful of the ON/OFF switch. It appears a bit sensitive if you accidentally brush against it when moving the camera about. Everything worked fine today, and the ZOOM ... that wonderful zoom ... worked superbly. I got shots today that I NEVER would have gotten with the VERY expensive DSLRs I disposed of (without buying even more/increasingly highly expensive zoom lenses).

Before buying ANY camera, ask yourself what you want to do with that camera, what are your realistic expectations ... how much do you want to spend, when all is said and done ... then you'll make the right choice. AND: Whatever camera you do end up with, remember to CONSULT THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL when you have questions. The manuals give many insights into what your camera will/won't do. :-)

Leaving you with a thought: "It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head." - Henri Cartier-Bresson.

UPDATE: 8-11-14 ... Well, I've had the HS-50 for over a year now. I wasn't sure if yet MORE from me would be appreciated, but wanted to say a few things. This is about the time (1+years) when I get a bit "antsy" and want to check out the latest technology in cameras, so I did. I read TONS of reviews (and handled various models in stores) on all sorts of new choices out there. Some were works of art: superbly made, large sensors for P&S cameras, etc., but NONE gave me what I presently have in this HS-50. Take a look at what the HS-50 is going for now! If it was a STEAL before, it would be downright SINFUL to not at least consider what this complete package could do for you! :-)

Lastly, and I keep mentioning this in all my reviews on the various HS models: SOFTWARE. A good software package for Post Processing can make all the difference in the world in having GOOD shots turn into GREAT shots. A few tweaks here/there might astound you :-)

Lastly ... lastly: Final thought: I always felt, with this camera, that if I could SEE a potential shot, I COULD GET IT. Now, THAT is power! Try that without having to search a heavy bag full of EXPENSIVE lenses!

Wishing everyone well.

Sayonara,

Mike
52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a real "bridge" camera. July 13 2013
By Jan Wieck - Published on Amazon.com
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Except for changing lenses, this camera allows to do everything, you normally need a DSLR for. One can go from the complete "auto" modes, that are very much like high-end point'n'shoot, to complete "manual". And when I say "manual", I mean it. There are no zoom buttons, the zoom is manual. When in manual focus mode, there is a focus "ring" to turn - no buttons. It has all the modes - shutter-priority, aperture-priority and full manual control over both. Interestingly, the half-auto modes only support f/8. You have to go full manual to use f/11. I don't mind that, but someone preferring the half-auto (priority) modes might care.

The manual zoom is a blessing! You control the speed, at any rate you want, and it never drains the battery. The lens has another feature that is rather unusual for bridge cameras. A standard 58mm threading for filter lenses. No ugly adapter ring needed. Not that digital cameras need many of them, but a circular polarizer is always good to have in your camera bag. Other than that, the lens is outstanding. For a 42x optical zoom, sporting an aperture of f/2.8 at a 24mm equivalent is excellent.

Since this is NOT a DSLR, the viewfinder is of course electronic. However, Fuji packed the same 920K-dot resolution, you find on the 3'' rear screen, into the EVF. The EVF is a 1:1 copy of the LCD screen. There is a button that lets you switch between LCD, EVF and an auto-mode, where a sensor next to the EVF switches back and forth as you hold the camera to your eye or move it away. The LCD screen can be folded backwards for protection. I prefer looking through the viewfinder ... but I'm an old f*rt, as you can probably tell by now.

Speaking of buttons, They are right where I think they should be. Not too many and none missing. I especially like the dedicated "focus mode" switch on the left side. One can easily select between manual focus and two different auto-focus modes. A button in the center of that switch activates a digital zoom for fine tuning the manual focus. Or if pressed long, toggles between different modes of manual focus assist, there black and white pixels highlight high contrast areas in the picture.

Other buttons, that are easily available "blind" (in other words while looking through the EVF), are the EV and burst-mode buttons. The EV button has different functions in different modes. In programmed auto mode, it just enables control of the Exposure Value via a dial, easily used with the right thumb. But when shooting in the semi-auto modes (shutter or aperture priority) it toggles between the EV and the selected shutter speed or aperture value, again controlled with that thumb dial. And in full manual mode, it toggles between shutter and aperture. In that mode, you will see a kind of exposure meter displayed, where the EV setting used to be ... very useful.

The sensor in this camera is rather average for this class. It is a CMOS sensor, so not surprisingly Fuji has packed 1080p 60fps video recording and even up to 480fps slow motion recording (with lower resolution depending on speed) into it. Being able to attach an external mic is a plus, and again above average for bridge cameras.

A nice side effect of using a CMOS sensor are the burst modes. And the HS50 has plenty of those. Not only can you shoot 11fps at full resolution (assuming your memory chip can keep ... which it can't ... even a Class-10 SDXC will bog down to 3fps very soon). 3fps continuous at 16 megapixels still isn't bad. But there is a very interesting "best shot" mode. The moment you half-press the shutter release, the camera starts taking pictures at the selected frame rate (3/6/11/16fps). They all go into internal memory, none of them go onto SD. The moment you press the button all the way, it stores the last 3, this one, and the next 4. I definitely need to play more with this feature, because I did miss many shots in the past by not being fast enough on the trigger.

So after all this praise, there are a few little things, Fuji should have done different.

Making the USB connector not only an exotic type, but switching the wires around just to push sales on the remotes? That should be below Fuji's standards. I guess some marketing drone won that discussion. And like everyone else has complained, the battery door does feel flimsy to me too.

Conclusion:
I think this is an excellent "bridge" camera. Maybe even more than that ... an alternative to a DSLR.

I love it!
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feature rich, portable and versatile! June 21 2013
By J Reinhart - Published on Amazon.com
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Simply put, this is truly a great camera. I have been following Fujifilm's progress in the HS series since the HS10 and they have constantly improved upon the previous models. Sure, some things have changed, some maybe not for the better (people have mentioned a sturdier battery/memory card compartment door in previous models, and the arrangement of the buttons is different), but really, if you take care of your device, nothing's going to break. I find the build of good quality, even if it's a plastic case. It does not feel cheap.

The main improvement is the lens and the now easily accessible manual focus ring. If you had an HS series camera before, you will feel at home with the setup. I find all the controls are easily reachable, the menu structure is clear; the (Q)uick access button is very handy and allows you to adjust every major setting - that allows to be adjustable in the chosen mode - very fast. Although I generally avoid automatic modes on cameras, the EXR Auto mode is definitely worth a shot. I managed to take a picture of a lady bug, which had strategically placed itself in a thorn bush's most inaccessible part, in that camera mode, where (semi-)manual settings did not cut it.

The image quality is very good for a (technically) point-and-shoot camera, and a lot of times the images reach DSLR quality even without postwork. Make no mistake though, this is NOT a DSLR. If you expect the same quality of this camera, you will be disappointed, and reviews along those lines can be disregarded. The exposure time is limited to a maximum of 30 seconds (or less, depending on the chosen mode), there is no adjustable DOF and the f-stop goes to a maximum of f11.

On the bright side, you are getting a highly portable, well-built device with a huge range and plenty of nice modes and features. As part of your purchase you definitely want a UV filter and polarizer (58mm), additional batteries and I definitely recommend a tripod and remote shutter (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00COVYFB8), because this camera does take great night shots, too. The zoom range even allows for stunning images of Earth's moon!

I found that the camera takes better pictures if you do not zoom right the way into the 1000mm (42x). It also doesn't handle twilight overly well, but I'm sure I'll eventually find a good setting for that, too. It does excel at daylight shots and at night (with Tripod preferably). The up to 16fps (11 at full resolution) are marvelous and it really does portrait pictures very well using the (Adv)anced mode's portrait setting. Absolutely incredible from my perspective, especially at round 80mm focal length.

Problems other people had with a focusing issue I did not experience. If you use the little dial to the left of the camera body to set the correct focusing mode ((S)ingle, (C)ontinuous or (M)anual), then you will get clear, sharp pictures without a problem. Tests have shown that the camera focuses in under 0.2 seconds and I definitely concur. I haven't timed it, but it's fast! My wife takes a lot of reference photos for her charcoal paintings and especially when taking photos of musicians playing guitar, the 11 fps really start to shine, especially in dimly lit rooms!

The only hiccup I had was that I found a rather large piece of dust/fluff inside my lens after I ordered it (my wife's camera was fine -- we had ordered two) which happened most likely during the manufacturing process. Within 36 hours I had a replacement from Amazon (RMA'd Sunday evening, replacement arrived Tuesday by noon). No issues since.

I gladly and happily recommend this camera to hobbyists and professionals alike, especially if you enjoy nature photography, portrait photography and enjoy close-ups as much as taking ranged photos. This is a camera that will get as close to a DSLR as you can imagine without the need to change the lens or having to carry a lot of weight!
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera - Excellent Focus and Features July 13 2013
By Pete - Published on Amazon.com
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I kept my Canon SX 50 for a quick comparison before returning the Canon in favor of the Fuji. I was fully impressed by the Fuji right out-of-the-box. The camera is very substantial with great ergonomic design and features. The manual zoom is quick and precise And most importantly the autofocus is also immediate and precise. The focus area is clearly defined and outlined in the view screen And a gentle half press quickly brings the screen into sharp focus with an audible beep for confirmation. I was able to capture shot after shot with perfect point and shoot ease before even starting to explore the many more advanced features.
Notable features so far:
Great design ergonomics. Easy to grip, point, zoom and shoot with confidence of getting an in focus shot.
Focus mode switch on left body of camera with 3 distinct settings; Manual, Continuos and Single auto focus.
Q button to access internal menu items
Popup flash button with Force Flash feature
Evf/LCD button with a evf auto feature that switches off the view screen if/when you raise it to your eye
Macro setting that actually let's you turn on Macro or super macro in addition to the camera making the automatic scene selection in EXR mode.
Panorama mode where you can select the degree of coverage 120, 180, 360
On Off switch with 2 minute time out feature- I can let the camera go to sleep and pick it up with all zoom and other setting in place and resume shooting with a press on the shutter button.
I have enjoyed photography for many years and have accumulated several cameras going back to my Canon 35mm SLR, going digital with the Sony DSC-F828, Canon power shot, Sony cyber shot 16.2, Panasonic DMC-TS4 waterproof and my Nikon D90 with 18-105 and 70-300 lens. (Yes, my wife thinks I'm obsessed and I guess she has a point) but I'm always looking for that perfect camera for the situation and I think the Fujifilm HS50erx fills that "Bridge Camera" bill.
It zooms further and closer than the Nikon, has a great many DSLR features and quality and is more portable. I am very pleased with HS50 and Amazon sales and customer service is the Best in the Business!
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