Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Brief Review


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  • 16 megapixels
  • 6M EXR CMOS II sensor
  • Manual zoom Fujinon 42x optical zoom lens (24-1000mm)
  • 3.0" 920K-dot Vari-angle LCD
  • Full HD movies 1080p/60fps
  • Continuous Shooting at 11fps in full resolution
  • Manual exposure control
  • Release Date: 2013-01-07
  • Final Grade: 92 4.6 Star Rating: Recommended

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
Fujifilm's popular zoom camera gets a speed upgrade.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 6/21/2014

We were pretty impressed with Fujifilm's last extended zoom so our expectations are high for the newest model that offers an even longer zoom and faster shooting with 11 fps in burst mode. This model offers an impressive 42x optical zoom that you control manually--along with many other manual controls that allow the user to control a wide range of elements including shutter speed and aperture. The hybrid autofocus system is the fastest in its class, focusing in in just .05 seconds.

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Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the world's most significant imaging and photographic companies. Fujifilm launched the DS-1P in 1988, gaining credit for the first real digital camera widely available.

Most of their latest advanced cameras use an X-Trans sensor, which eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter by reducing moire with the arrangement of pixel units instead. Eliminating the optical low pass filter means there's less between the lens and the sensor, which translates into better resolution and detail.

Fujifilm digital cameras are famous for their natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. It's hard to go wrong with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. Models like the X-M1 have an affordable price, yet sacrifice the right features in order to reach that price. Models like the X-T1, on the other hand, are packed full of the latest, greatest features on the market.

Fujifilm is about more than mirrorless though, offering several fixed lens cameras that are good options as well. Their super zoom cameras are usually a pretty good bet. They also offer a waterproof XP line, but they're more of a budget camera than a best-in-class option.

Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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