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Fujifilm FinePix HS50 Digital Camera - Black (16 MP, 42x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
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- 16.0million pixels
- 1/ 2-inch EXR CMOS II with primary color filter
- 3.0-inch, approx. 920,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, Vari-Angleapprox. 100% coverage
- Fujinon 42 x optical zoom lens
- 0.26-inch., approx. 920,000 dots, color LCD viewfinder
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|Display Size||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16||20.1||16.1||16.2||20.3||16|
|Has Image Stabilization||Yes||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Item Dimensions||13.5 x 14.6 x 10.1 cm||71.7 x 6.1 x 42.9 cm||11.82 x 13.02 x 9.7 cm||12.27 x 12.26 x 8.86 cm||12 x 9.2 x 8.1 cm||13.74 x 10.32 x 13.95 cm|
|Item Weight||0.76 kg||0.63 kg||0.56 kg||0.62 kg||418 grams||0.9 kg|
|Max Focal Length||1,000 mm||1,550 mm||1,200 mm||1,200 mm||1,200 mm||2,000 mm|
|Min Focal Length||24 mm||24 mm||20 mm||24 mm||24 mm||24 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 megapixels||20.1||16.8||16.2 megapixels||21.1 megapixels||16 megapixels|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Memory Stick||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card|
|Special Feature||Serial Shot Mode; Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||Serial Shot Mode||Serial Shot Mode^Shutter Priority^Aperture Priority||3D||Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||GPS|
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The FinePix HS50EXR from FUJIFILM is perfect for enthusiastic photographers looking for something a bit more feature heavy than a 'point and shoot' compact camera, but not quite looking for the investment into a DSLR system.
42x FUJINON optical zoom lens
This newly developed 42x FUJINON zoom lens offers precision from the manual barrel zoom and the stunning optical performance for which FUJINON lenses are world-renowned. From 1cm Super Macro photography, 24mm wide-angle through to 1000mm telephoto*, this lens offers focal lengths which would need several different lenses on a DSLR. To ensure premium image quality, the HS50EXR's lens uses aspherical, ED and cemented elements and achieves blur reduction with optical Image Stabilisation, over the entire aperture range of f/2.8 to f/5.6. The lens features 17 elements in total, 15 of which have FUJINON's Super EBC coating on both sides, for reducing ghosting and flare in backlit and other challenging light situations.
Power sensor and processor for high quality and speed
The HS50EXR boasts a 16 megapixel EXR CMOS II sensor, coupled with the EXR Processor II, which achieves twice the processing speed of the earlier EXR processor. The biggest difference over the HS50EXR's predecessor is the inclusion of Phase Detection pixels on the sensor to achieve an incredibly fast autofocus speed of just 0.05 seconds in fastest conditions. The Intelligent Hybrid AF system can choose between Phase Detection AF or switch to Contrast AF in low light to make sure the best focus system is used – dependent on the shooting conditions.
A Focus Peak Highlight feature helps photographers manually focus by highlighting the area of your composition in focus. It provides a guide for focusing in situations where it's difficult to tell whether the subject is correctly focused; allowing users to manually focus whilst viewing on the LCD monitor.
A combination of the EXR CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II make the HS50EXR a truly powerful camera when it comes to capturing moving objects. In addition to the 0.05 seconds AF speed**, it also has a start-up time of 0.5 seconds.*** and an interval time between shots of just 0.5 seconds. Plus if you engage the Continuous Shooting mode it can shoot 11fps at full resolution (max 5 frames) and 5.5fps shooting at 8 megapixel resolution. Combined, these technologies mean that you'll never miss that crucial shot, no matter how fast your subject is moving.
If you select EXR Auto on the mode dial, the HS50EXR selects one of the three built-in sensor modes (HR, SN or DR) and determines what you are taking a picture of, from the 108 variations recognised, ensuring that the best settings are used.
Hassle free, any-angle shooting made easy
The HS50EXR has a high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder (920K dots), which is perfect for helping you frame your composition in bright sunlight, or if you wear glasses. Alternatively 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 3.0inch Vari-Angle LCD screen (920K dots). The clever LCD screen can fold out and flip around so you can see what you're taking a picture of – no matter what angle you're trying to shoot at.
Artistic shooting effects
This exciting camera features FUJIFILM's proprietary Film Simulation modes. Users can choose from ten different modes which simulate the effects of traditional FUJIFILM films. Including colour reversal film effects (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA).
Also available on the HS50EXR are the Advanced Filter functions; users can choose from 8 different artistic filters which can be previewed on the LCD screen:
- Pop Colour – emphasises contrast and colour saturation
- Toy Camera – creates shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
- Miniature – adds top and bottom blur for a diorama or miniature effect
- Dynamic Tone – creates a fantasy effect by dynamically-modulated tonal reproduction
- Partial Colour – retains one selected original colour and change the rest of the photo to black and white. Colours can be selected from red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
- High Key - enhances brightness and reduces contrast to lighten tonal reproduction
- Low Key (NEW) – creates uniformly dark tones with few areas of emphasised highlights
- Soft Focus (NEW) – blurring the focus of the image edges to create a softer effect
- Multiple Exposure – this function offers users the chance to combine two separate subjects into one photo, ideal for creative photos with artistic effects
Full HD Movie with super-fast Auto Focus and stereo sound
The HS50EXR is the ideal camera for the budding cinematographer thanks to the built-in stereo microphone. Thanks to the powerful sensor, the HS50EXR is capable of Full 1080p HD movie recording at up to 60fps. Plus if you want to be more a little more creative you can record lower resolution movies at up to 480 frames per second**** – and capture some amazing slow motion action. The Phase Detection pixel technology and scene recognition modes aren't limited to still photos either; they also come into play when recording video to make sure that your masterpiece stays focused.
* 35mm format equivalent
** FUJIFILM research as of 30 November 2012. Compared with other compact digital cameras based on CIPA standards and conducted in High Performance mode.
*** Quick start mode
**** HS320 x 240 pixels (480fps)
Li-ion battery NP-W126
Battery charger BC-W126
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
Top customer reviews
I like bridge cameras because they remove the fuss of carrying lenses and also remove any issue of dust on sensors. The lens on this camera is simply staggering in it's range. The manual action means no drain on the battery, but it can be a little stiff. I think this is newness and it will ease up over time. It's fine in use though.
It's beautifully made - a high quality product. Nice soft feel to the case, good grip and the controls fall into place nicely. Pop out screen is crisp and large, and I like the feature that turns this off when you put the camera to your eye.
Make sure you buy a UV filter when you order (58mm) to protect the fixed lens. I haven't ordered a spare battery yet, but I will. The supplied battery is excellent and I took over 500 shots before it needed recharging.
I love this camera, and would recommend it to anyone. Well worth the money.
They have gradually got better over the years and the HS50 EXR is their best yet.
I have read other reviews here and wonder whether they are a review of the camera or a platform for the author to demonstrate their technical knowledge of digital photography. I don't want to hear whether the camera isn't tough enough to be used in a war zone or it does not succeed in competing with £4000-00 worth of digital kit. It's all irrelevant! The cameras strengths are as follows-
1. It takes great pictures in a variety of conditions that are super sharp.
2. It handles like a DSLR so requires no modification of long learned techniques.
3. On auto it allows the user to concentrate on composition of the photo rather than the camera technology.
4. In most instances no post production is required as the camera gets it right first time.
5. It is as easy or as complicated to use as you would like.
6. Check out the 1000mm zoom. Incredible!
In short, if you want a great camera and are not supplying pictures to international advertising agencies, this is the one to get. If you just want to talk about cameras, specs, aberrations, flare, converging verticals and other irrelevant matters, go ahead and see if you can get anything like the same spec for under £4000-00.
This camera is capable of capturing images of a quality that anyone would be proud of!
By the time your have changed the lens on your DSLR I will have got a dozen shots off!
Remember the David Bailey advertisement in the 70's re the Olympus Trip!
It is not the camera but the photographer who makes the great pictures and the camera merely helps. If you don't believe me have a look on the net at some of the great images captured by this camera and you will see what I mean.
And no! I have no connection with Fuji or any manufacturer or retailer.
It's £350 quid. What have you got to lose?
Buy and enjoy.
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