Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Last Updated (07 July’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Ephotozine

Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR is a 16 MP 1/2″ EXR CMOS II Sensor Digital Camera with Fujinon 42x Optical Manual Zoom Lens. It features 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24-1000mm, 3.0-inch 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 camera measures (W x H x D) and weight 28.50 oz / 808 g. This camera is newest model to upgrade your camera from Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR with advances improved.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR and writes;
“The HS50EXR built in stereo microphone is now the ideal camera for the budding cinematographer. Thanks to the 1/2-inch EXR CMOS II sensor, the HS50EXR is capable of full HD movie recording (1080p) at up to 60 frames per second. Connect an external microphone to the dedicated input and you can get amazing sound to rival the image quality.”
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Photographyblog reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR and writes;
“£469 / $549 is undoubtedly a lot of money to pay for a compact camera with such a small image sensor, but if the image quality meets your requirements then the HS50EXR makes a compelling argument to be the only camera that you need. Super-zooms remain one of the few growth areas in the compact camera world, and its easy to see why when cameras as good as the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR are being released. Highly recommended!”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMAG reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR and writes;
“The HS50EXR delivers an impressive 42x zoom range in a form factor that’s about the same size as a D-SLR with a 3x zoom lens attached. Its EVF is quite sharp and its optical stabilization system is effective.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR and writes;
“The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR represents a definite step forward for the series, at times pushing towards a giant leap. The positives are clear: there’s a more responsive autofocus system than before that’s now always engaged even at the longest of focal lengths, alongside improved image quality and the eminently usable design.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerareview reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR and writes;
“If the HS50 EXR has the same great Fuji color I am used to, has the speed I’ve always wanted from this brand and delivers great image quality, I can see adding this camera to my already overstuffed camera bag. Traveling across the US with a camera of this size would be so much easier than lugging around my DSLR equipment. “
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Ephotozine reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR and writes;
“The HS50 offers rapid performance with high speed shooting (11fps full resolution when shooting JPEG), a tilting swivelling 3 inch screen, and a manual zoom control which is good for photos, but not so good for video. It has full manual controls, RAW shooting, flash hot-shoe, and a 16 megapixel EXR sensor which can help improve low light shots as well as dynamic range, although these give the best results at a much lower 8 megapixel resolution.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR User Manual (PDF)

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Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Features

The Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR is equipped with an optical 42x manual zoom lens (24 – 1,000mm) effectively combines aspherical lenses, ED lens, and integrated lenses to achieve a bright aperture rating of f/2.8 – 5.6, and image stabilization. It also has Super Macro mode enables close-up shooting from as near as 1cm and the manual barrel zoom ensures speedy, intuitive control of the camera. An Intelligent Digital Zoom with an astonishing 84x magnification power guarantee you exceptional shots with minimal effort.


With a 16 megapixel 1/2″ EXR CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II image processor, Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR is able to capture high quality imagery and performance throughout the camera system. This combination 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. Not only does it, there is New Intelligent Hybrid AF auto focuses in as fast as 0.05 sec. thanks EXR CMOS II which provides quick and accurate focusing capabilities through the use of both contrast- and phase-detection methods of acquiring focus.


In addition, the 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. You can also review and monitoring your photos and videos, both a rear LCD monitor and an eye-level electronic viewfinder. The 3.0″ 920k-dot LCD monitor features a vari-angle design that permits easier high and low-angle shooting while 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.



Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Features:

+ 16.0-Megapixel 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


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