Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

Last update: Review by PCWorld (24 August’08)

The Fujifilm FinePix F50fd is a 12 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 26 July’07) features 3x Optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 35-105mm), ISO setting: 100-6400, CCD-shift Image Stabilizer, and a 2.7″ LCD monitor. The camera measures 92.5(W)x59.2(H)x22.9(D) mm/3.6(W)x2.3(H)x0.9(D) and weighs Approx. 155g/5.4oz. (Download Brochure)

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Reviews

PCWorld reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“the F50fd earned the highest mark in this group for having the least distortion and received very high marks for sharpness. Its flash is a bit weak, so it didn’t get high scores for its flash shots, but overall, it earned a rating of Very Good.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DevHardware reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“This camera has solid performance numbers in most respects, and it produces good image quality – even at high ISO levels. This compact point-and-shoot camera would be a good choice for anyone looking for a 12 MP camera”
Rating: N/A


Video Review by AvingTV

ImagingResource reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“The Fujifilm F50fd’s hike in resolution yields sharp images with lots of detail, but it does come at a cost. Unlike previous models in the line, noise permeates images shot at ISO 400 and gets significantly worse as the ISO is pushed to 800 and beyond.”
Rating: N/A

DCRP reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
” Photo quality is really a mixed bag. On the positive side, the F50fd took well-exposed photos, with pleasing, vivid color. Purple fringing was well controlled. The camera definitely has issues with blurring around the edges of the frame”
Rating: N/A

TrustedReviews reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“While the F50fd is by no means a bad camera, and indeed it performs as well as any of the other 12MP compacts on the market while undercutting most of them on price, it has lost the low-light, high-ISO advantage of the F31fd and F40fd. It is still a very well made and sensibly designed compact camera with some useful features, and at low ISO settings its image quality is very good, but it doesn’t stand out from the crowd.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
” We feel this is a nice ultra-compact that will please any user, whether for home use or in an office. The image quality won’t disappoint when shooting indoors or out, and with 12-megapixels you can create beautiful 13×19-inch or larger prints. ”
Rating: N/A

PCWorld reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“In our image-quality tests, the F50fd earned the highest mark in this group for having the least distortion and received very high marks for sharpness. Its flash is a bit weak, so it didn’t get high scores for its flash shots, but overall, it earned a rating of Very Good..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCW.uk reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“Overall, the results are good and you’ll end up with fewer unusable images than on many competing cameras, but when compared to the F31fd the advantages of the extra resolution are not always obvious as the increase in pixels seems to have brought with it a noticeable increase in image noise.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMag reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
BOTTOM LINE: Fujifilm’s 12-megapixel pocket camera offers advanced automatic features, including flexible low-light and action shooting tools and effective face-detection technology that’s ahead of the pack.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PopPhotoMag reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“Regular Autofocus feels fast in most lighting, but Face Detection feels sluggish at times. It can take nearly a second to find a face, particularly at indirect angles. But that it can usually grab a near-profile at all is, in itself, quite an evolution in Face Detection focus technologies.”
Rating: N/A

DigitalCameraReview reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“The F50fd lens shows some softness at the edges in both wide angle and telephoto, but not so much as to be readily apparent at normal image sizes. There is some barrel distortion (straight lines bow out from center of image) at the wide angle end, but effects on normal sized images are minimal. Performance at the telephoto end is good. ”
Rating: N/A

PhotographyBlog reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“The Fujifilm Finepix F50fd produced images of average quality during the review period. The 12 megapixel images are sharp enough straight out of the camera and don’t require any further sharpening…The Fujifilm Finepix F50fd’s offers an extensive ISO range of 100-6400, but only ISO 100-400 is really usable, with lots of noise and blurring of detail at the higher ISO speeds of 800 and above. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CameraLabs reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“The Fujifilm FinePix F50fd is the best value 12 Megapixel compact on the market. It comes in comfortably cheaper than rivals from Panasonic and Sony, while also delivering a thoughtful and effective approach to indoor flash photography – but do keep your eye on the ISO on auto modes to maintain the best quality. So if you’re after a good value high resolution party camera, the F50fd could be for you. ”


Rating: ★★★★☆

NeoCamera reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“Still, the F50 produces high-quality images above and beyond what is customarily seen among ultra-compact digital cameras. Plus, the F50 is one of the fastest and most responsive cameras in its class. On the downside, shot-to-shot speeds are slow and battery life is below average.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Megapixel reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“Our experience with the Fujifilm F50fd left us with mixed feelings. While the camera offers advanced modes — Aperture and Shutter priority and a Night mode that has a maximum exposure time of 8 seconds — these are offset to some extent by the fact that some noise can be detected in images as of 100 ISO. Still, the camera delivers images, and colours, that are excellent when seen at less than 100% or when printed out to 8 x 10. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“We want to love the F50fd, but we can’t give it our full recommendation. Yes, it’s packed with lots of features at a great price. But its noise and dynamic range performance are terrible, and its colors aren’t anything to brag about, either. The resolution may be fantastic, but the processing time is so annoying that it’s hard to enjoy much about this camera.”
Rating: N/A

CNET reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“The good: This camera has aperture- and shutter-priority exposure controls, sensor-shift image stabilization, a nice slim design, and face detection that outperforms the versions offered by most of the competition. The bad: The camera is sluggish between shots, shows minor noise even at its lowest ISO, and doesn’t include a full-manual exposure mode. The bottom line: The Fujifilm FinePix F50fd should please most snapshooters and its above-average exposure controls should appeal to advanced photographers, too. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Tom’sGuide reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd and writes;
“The Fujifilm F50fd also has very good responsiveness; it turns on instantaneously, and takes photos at a rate that’s quite fast. In general, the F50fd will be a good companion for you on a daily basis… its image quality is disappointing in its detail, sensitivity, and sharpness. Details are blurred and noise is visible starting at ISO 400.”
Rating: N/A

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos

- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
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- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ PopPhotoMag
- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReview
- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ NeoCamera
- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ Megapixel
- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraInfo
- Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Sample Photos @ Fujifilm

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Fujifilm FinePix F50fd User Manual (PDF)

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Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Press Release

Valhalla, N.Y., July 26, 2007 Digital photographers looking for a top-of-the line compact digital camera can now take advantage of the latest in Fujifilm’s F-Series digital cameras with the 12-Megapixel FinePix F50fd. Following a long line of award winning F-Series models, the FinePix F50fd, like the FinePix F31fd and F40fd before it, offers consumers a super-compact digital camera that takes beautiful shots with the most advanced features and technology available, so that missing great shots is not an option.

Combining a 12-MegaPixel, 7th Generation Super CCD with a 3.0x optical zoom and a 2.7″; high-resolution 230,000 pixel wide angle view LCD, the FinePix F50fd is a compact powerhouse that incorporates all the features users have come to expect from Fujifilm’s more advanced digital cameras. With the addition of Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection 2.0 Technology with Automatic Red Eye Removal function, and ISO settings of up to ISO 6400, the F50fd takes compact digital cameras to the next level, arming users with a host of new features and enabling them to take pictures never before possible.

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