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Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera

You Pay: $339.00
Product Highlights
  • 16MP 1/2" EXR CMOS II Sensor
  • Fujinon 42x Optical Manual Zoom Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24-1000mm
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • ISO 100-12800
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60fps
  • Lens Shift Image Stabilization
  • Film Simulation and Advanced Filters

The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera features a 16 megapixel 1/2" EXR CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II image processor to provide high quality imagery and performance throughout the camera system. The combination of these two technologies enables a high sensitivity to ISO 12800, fast continuous shooting up to 11fps, and the integration of EXR Auto to automatically provide optimum shooting settings depending on the scene in which you are photographing. The image sensor also incorporates phase-detection pixels into its design to enable Intelligent Hybrid AF, which provides quick and accurate focusing capabilities through the use of both contrast- and phase-detection methods of acquiring focus. Phase-detection AF also benefits the Full HD 1920 x 1080p video capabilities by offering full-time continuous AF with face tracking while recording movies.

Where the HS50EXR truly separates itself is through the inclusion of a 42x optical manual zoom lens, which gives a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-1000mm. This super telephoto lens is greatly benefited through the inclusion of lens-shift type image stabilization, which helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake that can become increasingly noticeable at longer zoom lengths. Aspherical and ED elements are incorporated into the lens construction to minimize chromatic aberration and the lens elements also feature a Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) for lessening lens flare and ghosting.

For image review and monitoring, both a rear LCD monitor and an eye-level electronic viewfinder are available. The 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor features a vari-angle design that permits easier high and low-angle shooting and also facilitates easier self-portraiture. The electronic viewfinder also has a 920k-dot resolution and the eye-level viewing capabilities provide an additional point of contact between yourself and the camera for greater shooting stability.

Amongst other features available, Film Simulation makes use of Fujifilm's extensive history of producing films and enables you to apply certain characteristics to your imagery to mimic the look of certain Fujifilm reversal films. Also available are eight different Advanced Filters to further enhance the aesthetic appearance of your photographs.

Fujinon 42x Optical Manual Zoom Lens
The most pronounced feature on the FinePix HS50EXR is the 42x optical manual zoom lens, giving a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 24-1000mm. This lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8-5.6 and utilizes lens-shift type image stabilization to counter the effects of camera shake that become more apparent when shooting at longer focal lengths. Aspherical and ED lens elements are incorporated into the lens construction to reduce the appearance of chromatic aberration and color fringing throughout the zoom range. Additionally, the lens elements feature Super EBC coatings on both surfaces to minimize lens flare and ghosting in difficult lighting situations.

Digital Zoom is available to effectively double the zoom range to an impressive 84x, providing the equivalent of a 2000mm lens. The EXR sensor also contributes to improving the image quality with Digital Zoom by minimizing the appearance of noise in flat areas and adding contrast and sharpening in edge areas to give more apparent image clarity.
16MP 1/2" EXR CMOS II Sensor
The 16 megapixel 1/2" EXR CMOS II sensor is able to deliver high resolution imagery with tremendous quality and notable low-light performance. When combined with the EXR Processor II, high speed shooting capabilities up to 11fps are available as well as fast 0.5 sec. startup and shooting times.
EXR Auto
The EXR Auto modes automatically select optimum camera settings to best suit the scenario in which you are photographing. 108 unique settings are able to be applied to images, and are determined through a system that analyzes subject motion, whether or not the subject is a person, and the type of setting in which the image is being taken. Advanced Anti Blur can also be applied to imagery, which will improve overall sharpness and definition by combining a series of short exposures into a single frame.

Additionally, three distinct sensor modes can also be applied depending on your intended results in regard to the shooting conditions. HR (High Resolution) mode focuses on resolving the greatest amount of detail within the scene for more vivid colors and image sharpness. DR (Dynamic Range) mode captures two images simultaneously and then combines them to render a final image with increased shadow and highlight detail. SN (High Sensitivity and Low Noise) mode makes use of the sensor and processor relationship to produce clear imagery with reduced noise in dimly-lit situations.
Intelligent Hybrid AF
Intelligent Hybrid AF is a quick, responsive autofocus system that employs both contrast- and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly in a wide variety of shooting situations. Clear focus can be attained in as little as 0.05 second to aid in catching fast-paced movement more easily.
Full HD Movie Capabilities
Full HD movie recording is possible up to 1920 x 1080p at 60fps to produce high quality, smoothly-depicted movement. Continuous phase-detection autofocus is available during recording, which can be further refined through the use of face-tracking AF to maintain sharp focus on the subject of your choice while filming. You can also take still photographs during recording and take high-speed movies with frame rates up to 480fps for slow motion playback. For greater control and quality over your sound with movies, an optional external stereo microphone is available and can be connected using the dedicated input. Movie playback is possible on an HDTV through an HDMI connection directly from the camera.
3.0" Vari-Angle LCD Monitor and EVF
The HS50EXR is equipped with both a rear LCD monitor and an eye-level electronic viewfinder for monitoring and reviewing imagery. The 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor features a vari-angle design that allows you to swivel and tilt the monitor to better suit shooting from high and low angles. The monitor can also face forward to enable easier self-portrait recording. The electronic viewfinder also has a 920k-dot resolution and has a built-in eye sensor to deactivate the larger LCD monitor during use. The EVF enables eye-level shooting, which provides an additional point of contact to better aid in steadying your camera while shooting.

Also making use of the clear LCD monitor, focus peaking is available to allow a more objective style of manually focusing by highlighting sharp edges and lines of contrast in a bright, apparent manner. An electronic level can be applied during shooting, too, to help maintain level horizons and plumb verticals.
Menus and Shooting Modes
To render menu navigation more efficiently, the Q (Quick Menu) Button is available to give direct access to many of the most frequently used camera settings including ISO, white balance, Film Simulation, file type, and more.

Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, and Manual shooting modes are available in addition to the wealth of automatic shooting modes in order to give you more precise, self-defined control over how the camera records imagery. If letting the camera control the exposure settings for you, there are a range of Scene Positions available for pre-selection to aid in ensuring your images are rendered correctly according to the scene you are photographing in. These options are: Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, and Text.
Film Simulation and Advanced Filters
Taking advantage of Fujifilm's vast history in traditional film-based photography, the HS50EXR integrates several Film Simulation modes to mimic the look and feel of some Fujifilm's classic reversal film types: PROVIA offers natural-looking tones for everyday shooting, VELVIA produces a more dramatic and rich tonality with deeper color saturation, and ASTIA gives less contrast for a softer depiction of skin tones. Additionally, Black & White and Sepia modes are also available for a classic, monochromatic appearance.

Eight Advanced Filters are also integrated for further aesthetic enhancement of your photographs: Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, High-Key, Partial Color (Red, Orange, Green, Blue, and Purple), Dynamic Tone, Low-Key, and Soft Focus.
Other Camera Features
  • Three different auto bracketing modes are available: Dynamic Range, Film Simulation, and Auto Exposure.
  • RAW and RAW+JPEG image formats are supported and SILKYPIX RAW conversion software is included with the camera for processing and viewing these file types on your computer.
  • Motion panorama mode allows you to record expansive views up to 360° wide in a seamless, sweeping manner.
  • Multiple exposure mode gives you the ability to overlay subsequently-recorded images in-camera.
  • Pro Focus Mode with Face Detection emulates the look of selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques by recording multiple images: the first being of the main subject, then subsequent images of the background. These images are then paired to realize a sharp, in-focus main subject with a soft, out of focus background.
  • Pro Low-Light Mode automatically records four high sensitivity and low-noise exposures within a single frame to help reduce overall noise levels and heighten sensitivity.
  • Built-in social networking allows you to pre-tag and label images and video in-camera prior to offloading the imagery to your computer. Once tagged and delegated to the social platform of your choice, the images will be automatically uploaded once you connect the camera to your computer.
  • 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios are supported.
  • Compatible with Eye-Fi X2 or later wireless-enabled SD memory cards.
  • Imaging
    Pixels 16 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
    Audio: Linear PCM
    Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Optics
    Lens 17 elements in 12 groups
    EFL: 4.4-185 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-1000 mm)
    Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 5.6 (T) to f/11
    Filter Thread 58 mm
    Zoom Optical: 42x
    Digital: 2x
    Focus Range Wide: 17.72" (45 cm) - Infinity
    Telephoto: 9.84' (3 m) - Infinity
    Wide Macro: 2.76" (7 cm) - 9.84' (3 m)
    Tele Macro: 8.20' (2.5 m) - 16.40' (5 m)
    Super-Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - 3.28' (1 m)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
    Exposure Metering Multi, Spot, TTL 256-zones
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Shooting Modes Landscape
    Night Scene
    Portrait
    Snow
    White Balance Modes Auto, Custom, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Incandescent, Shade
    Burst Rate Up to 16 fps for up to 13 frames
    Up to 11 fps for up to 5 frames
    Up to 6 fps for up to 5 frames
    Up to 3 fps for up to 11 frames
    Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
    Remote Control RR-80A (Optional)
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Off
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 - 26.25' (0.3 - 8 m)
    Telephoto: 8.20 - 13.12' (2.5 - 4 m)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Memory
    Built-in Memory Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps
    1280 x 720: 60 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps
    Video
    Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen Swivel (920,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity 2.5mm Sub-mini (3-Ring)
    HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Connectors Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Software System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Power
    Battery 1x NP-W126 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4VDC, 1300mAh
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.3 x 4.0 x 5.7" / 134.9 x 101.3 x 145.9 mm
    Weight 28.50 oz / 808 g
    Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera
  • NP-W126 Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • BC-W126 Battery Charger
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap and Lens Cap Cord
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    FujifilmFinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera
     
    4.7

    (based on 40 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (27)
    • Good image quality (24)
    • Image stabilization (23)
    • Large clear LCD (23)
    • Easy to use (22)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (27)
      • Travel (25)
      • Wildlife (22)
      • Family photos (21)
      • Sports/action (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (17), Casual photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Swiss Army Knife of Cameras!

      When the HS10 first came out I snatched that up to compliment my DSLR gear. After discovering the convenience and versatility of not having to haul a bulky camera and lenses around I slowly...Read complete review

      When the HS10 first came out I snatched that up to compliment my DSLR gear. After discovering the convenience and versatility of not having to haul a bulky camera and lenses around I slowly migrated to exclusively using the HS10. We mountain bike, kayak, and hike a lot so the extra gear was a drag. Being able to seamlessly zip from a super macro shot to zooming in 720mm was GREAT! The DSLR was collecting dust.Watched the newer HS line come out with the new features but still waited. When the HS50EXR was announced I thought the updates were worth the leap. I actually sold off my DSLR and Tamron glass to get the $$$ for this. Many delays in release but arrived quick when it did get out.Being proficient in the HS line helped me quickly come up to speed and I could just rant about the differences between the HS10 and the HS50EXR but will keep on track for the HS50EXR comments. First my perspective. There are a bazillion photographers out there from cell phone cameras to thou$ands in gear, but only a handful that actually make a living off it. I don't expect to be one of them. I share photos with friends, share places we go, and capture family events. I don't aspire to make a living with this but I have managed to get shots published in calendars, magazines, advertisements, websites and a few awards. Not to make money, just because I like to know others appreciate them. They're not being made into posters or going to be published in National Geographic so regardless of what people think, photography is more in the eye than in the pocketbook (i.e. great cameras don't make great photographers). I really think too many people look at their camera gear as a status symbol more than an artistic tool. Okay, that out of the way.The HS50EXR was touted as a super fast auto focus and I can attest that it does great. It snaps into focus fast and can adjust on the fly. Even in macro modes (which I use a lot) it flies into focus.The lens is the best feature. From 24-1000mm you can capture the eyes of a dragon fly and within seconds capture the expression on an eagle's face across the lake. The manual zoom lets you control your viewing field quick and quietly. The range is amazing and the stabilization makes hand held held shots crisp and clear. Even has several levels of digital zoom on top of the optical.The rear display is excellent but lacks one element, the ability to tilt up and down while directly against the back of the camera (which the HS10 would do). But flip it out to the side and it still does it, just not as cleanly. But the ability to flip it completely around so the display is facing the camera and the rear of the display is facing out is GREAT! Protects the screen from bumps and scratched when not in use (even though I recommend a screen protector just in case). And flipped out to the side it can be fully articulated. The eyepiece viewer is better than the HS10 but the focus adjustment is a bit too free and bumping it knocks the focus out.Was worried about switch from the HS10 using AA batteries to the dedicated battery pack of the HS50EXR but so far the battery has vastly outlasted my shooting sessions. Have a couple backups to take along just in case.Now for a biggie to me, burst shooting. The HS10 would shoot (I believe) 7fps and if you captured a half dozen you'd sit and wait 20 seconds for them to write to the card. The HS50EXR will capture at 11fps for as long as you hold the shutter and after releasing the shutter button the shots are on the card within a second at the most. What a blessing!Sitting the HS50EXR beside my old HS10 you can see the design changes. The HS50EXR looks and feels like a quality DSLR, fits the hand well and has just enough heft to keep you steady without weighing you down.There are a lot of new settings on the HS50EXR that I am just starting to experiment with but what I know so far has a lot of smiles being cast. Anyone who doesn't want to field change lenses and haul massive gear around but wants the full time versatility of shooting macro to super zoomed should seriously consider the HS50EXR.

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      Notr bad, not great

      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...Read complete review

      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.

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      5.0

      the BEST

      By edw.

      from walnut ,Cal.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Manual Zoom Is Like Slr

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

        closest thing to a SLR without the price.If could only have one camera this is it.

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        4.0

        I'm not a pro , but i love this camera

        By Tonyteo

        from Fort Lauderdale, Fl

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color

        Cons

        • Poor Image Quality

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

        I was undecided between Canon SX50HS ,Panasonic FZ200 And Fuji HS50EXR , After searching online for few days,I bought Fuji and i'm not disappointed. The manual zoom is amazing, anf the electronic viewfinder also, plus have diopter and eye sensor. the auto focus is very fast, and the battery live is very good. Note: i bought another two batteries aftermarket an I took over 1100 pictures with one.I used mostly electronic viewfinder and short continuous shooting.I LOVE THIS CAMERA

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        5.0

        So far, so good

        By Calamity Jaimie

        from Pine AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

          I'm just getting to know this camera in preparation for a trip to South Africa. I like being able to look through the viewfinder and the speed with which it takes photos compared to my previous camera. Nice and lightweight too.

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          5.0

          Powerhouse

          By Dave the Cubist

          from Denver CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • battery life
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Short Lag Time
          • Versitility

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

            I decided to downsize literally & pricewise from DSLRs. I was attracted to the superzoom type camera for their versitility. I really liked the Fuji for its manual zoom & focus rings. It's a large camera but with a built in lens of 24-1000mm (35equiv)I don't have to tote around multiple lenses to have a wide range of focal lengths and don't have to stop in the middle of a shoot to change lenses.
            What I hadn't expected are that there are aspects of the camera like better than my 2009 Sony DSLR. Little things like the control dail on the Fuji I like better than the small adjustment wheel on a Sony. I have been super impressed with Fujis Low Light Pro Mode. Also the Fujis built in flash is well metered and quite useful. Often not on DSLRs.
            Will the smaller sensor have the RAW quality of a APS sensor? No, obviously that isn't going to happen. But you will get quality detailed pics. And that happens even at very long focal lengths. I have been pleasantly surprised at how sharp images are at 800+mm hand held using smart modes.
            The body is plastic but feels very solid and natural in the hand. The battery is a real champ. I can shoot 3-400 shots and it would still read at 3/4s charge. You will need photo processing software, as Fuji software isn't very complete. I haven't used the video feature yet. Wildlife is one of the favorite uses as shown in Flickr user groups.

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            5.0

            wow, great camera

            By tawwat

            from Ramseur, nc

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            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
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

              Good in low light, good for IRed photography, great, great zoom. Very nice all round camera. Wish I had been able to get one like this 5 years ago!!

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              4.0

              Excellent Camera

              By medfest

              from Westlake,Ohio

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                I use mine for sports and outdoor/birding shots and love the manual zoom and outstanding EVR.
                It's not a DSLR,but the next best thing to one and a fraction of the price.

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                4.0

                A pleasure to use

                By Uncle Buck

                from Malvern, Arkansas

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                      I bought this for the times when I wanted to make sure I had a camera if I needed one but did not want to carry a DSLR. I've actually enjoyed this camera, and when I use it within its limits it performs very well. What primarily made me choose this over other bridge cameras was the manual zoom, When I view this camera for what it is and what it does well, I'm very pleased with it.

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                      5.0

                      Love it

                      By Bahamamarg

                      from bahamas

                      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                      I researched superzoom cameras at great length before choosing this one. It was not the newest on the market, nor does it have the longest zoom, but I love it so far. I love the manual zoom ring and picture quality is excellent even at full zoom. I would highly recommend it.

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                      4.0

                      Great little camera

                      By Rad

                      from Athens, GA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                        I have used the camera for normal photography and for zooming in. Simple to use, GREAT amount of zoom. Easy to use, I have not yet delved into all of the extras! Not too heavy, but I will have to read about all of the available settings. That might take a while, but pretty easy to use out of the packaging!

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Camera

                        By WB4TED

                        from San Antonio, Fl.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Nice Body Color

                        Cons

                        • No Mechanical Remote Shu

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                        This is my second Fuji camera. The first was an S7000 that I bought from B&H Photo about 7 or 8 years ago. I had excellent service from this machine. The camera started developing problems, I sent for repair, but it was too old and not economical. I then decided to buy this one. I feel for what I paid, I did a great bargain. It does everything that I wanted including the hot shoe. The only problem I found is that is does not have a screw type mechanical remote shutter. You can purchase one as option, but it is an electronic that hooks up in the P/C port via a long cable. Oh well, you can't have it all. This summer, I will use it in Las Vegas, Death Valley and other places I'm planning to travel.

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                        5.0

                        Great Camera

                        By Sergiobona

                        from Brazil

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                          This camera was very usefull to a Patagonia / Atacama / Uyuni travel. Very fast autofocus, incredible zoom range and very good stabilization at 1000mm. Very solid cosntruction, like a DSLR.

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                          5.0

                          Yes, this is a great choice!!!

                          By Bisteka BR

                          from São Paulo, Brazil

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Short Lag Time

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video

                            Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                            In my point of view this is the best superzoom that you can buy. Ease to use with a good image stabilization!

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                            5.0

                            My eyes.

                            By Traveler

                            from Fayetteville, NC

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                              I love my camera. Most expensive camera I have purchased but worth it. Incredible zoom and easy to use.

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                              4.0

                              Excellent Camera

                              By michaudhabfan

                              from barkhamsted, ct

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                                Love this camera, just got it 2 weeks ago, started to learn the features, excellent scenic photos and videos so far

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Bridge Camera

                                By Tedro

                                from PA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Short Lag Time

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                                  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. I find the EXR auto and auto mode work well. The performance such as focus, IS, metering, etc works well. The Q button is a great feature allowing quick adjustments. Viewfinder is very bright , and the articulating display is great. Manual Zoom is superb. I bought the Ruggard Commando 25 case here, and the camera fits nicely with my charger , batteries and accessories. Overall am very pleased. Looking forward to taking it with me to Alaska.

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                                  5.0

                                  So far so good

                                  By Cookiemonster

                                  from Sammamish, WA

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife photos

                                    Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                                    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.

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                                    5.0

                                    grab one while they're available.

                                    By JimineyClickit

                                    from Navarre, Fl.

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                                      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. The 42X is long enough, I seldom go beyond 35X when shooting football games and since light is always a problem I usually use either a Sunpak or Sigma external flash on the shoe. The same ones I use with my bigger, heavier Canon 40D slr. I use the Fuji when I'm shooting out to midfield because a fast F 2.8 long telephoto is a bit out of my price range at the moment. This Fuji had all the features I've been looking for. Admittedly the sensor can't compare to the good Canon and Nikon bodies, but the speed of the Fuji is hard to beat. The daytime continous shooting mode is superb. When I use it to get a player sliding into second base I always come up with a pretty good shot. Isn't modern technology great. My Canon produces sharper pictures that can be blown up to poster size, but the Fuji can easily print to 8 and a half by 11" with sharp results. It works for the newspaper I write and shoot for. The focus is great until you get out to the maximum 42X range. I use a monopod when I know I'm going to be reaching that far out. Whatever works right. I'm just getting into the internal editing features of the camera and tried the camera mode indoors without any extra light and was amazed with the results. This camera is a real powerhouse. If you want to get an idea just download the 120 page manual from Fuji. Don't print it out just scan through it and you'll soon realize just how suffisticated this camera is. What ever you want to do, it can do it, short of those poster size prints. I highly recommend this as a backup camera to a slr or a beginners camera who really wants to learn about digital photography.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great upgrade from HS20EXR

                                      By T.K.

                                      from Colorado

                                      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                                      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. Battery life also better, battery is smaller and lighter than 4AAsVideo focus is sharp not buggy like with the HS20.Jpeg quality in low light is better, less noise at high ISOs.If you were thinking to upgrade just do it won't regret it, specially now that price dropped !

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                                      4.0

                                      Great walk around camera!

                                      By Gray Fox

                                      from Charleston, SC

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Wildlife photos

                                        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                                        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.

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                                        5.0

                                        A very handy camera with much potential.

                                        By Ramon

                                        from MA

                                        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera:

                                        I've had this camera since Christmas. Learning to take advantage of its capabilities is proving interesting. Since I live in the northeast I look forward to working with the camera in milder weather.

                                        Having read that a National Geographic photographer had used one was a very convincing testimony for the FUJIFILM HS50EXR.

                                        I look forward to the time when I am proficient with the many functions available.

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                                        Required item: A memory card is not included, be sure to purchase enough storage capacity.

                                        Fujifilm -  16GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
                                        • You Pay: $12.95
                                         

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                                        Fujifilm -  NP-W126 Li-Ion Battery Pack
                                        • You Pay: $48.95
                                         
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                                        • You Pay: $19.95
                                         

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                                        Lowepro -  Adventura 120 Shoulder Bag
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                                        Hoya -  58mm alpha MC UV Filter
                                        • You Pay: $16.88
                                         
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