Manufacturer description: The HS50 EXR features a 42x mm (equiv.) optical zoom lens and a new EXR CMOS II sensor. : Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR 16MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD ( Black) (OLD MODEL): Point And Shoot Digital Cameras: Camera & Photo. Model name. FinePix HS50EXR. Number of effective pixels *1. million pixels . Image sensor. 1/2-inch EXR CMOS II with primary color filter. Storage media.

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That said, there are still some fun features included on the camera. An ‘Intelligent’ hybrid autofocus system allows for automatic switching between contrast and phase-detection AF operation. The base of the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR features a screw thread for a tripod, sadly made of plastic and not in line with the lens barrel, and a sliding door hiding the compartment for the Lithium-ion battery.

Technologies A technology company, Fujifilm is engaged in a wide variety of endeavors. Therefore a lot of the comments that we made about that model apply equally to the HS50, which looks, feels and handles very much like a mid-range DSLR. All you need to decide is whether you would like to start from left or right, top or bottom, then press and hold down the shutter release while doing a “sweep” with the camera in hand.

This gives photographers more flexibility when they want to make changes in post-production, and is relatively unusual for bridge cameras.

If you mostly use auto-focus rather than manual then this one improvement alone is reason to upgrade to or indeed buy the HS50EXR. There are three different speeds on offer -and fps, with the file size varying from x to x pixels. Fujifilm’s EXR sensor can be utilized in one of three ways by the photographer. Completing the rear of the HS50EXR is a self-explanatory playback button for quickly viewing captured images.

Press the Menu button in shooting mode and you get a comprehensive choice of options from two main folders.

At around shots battery life is very respectable thanks to the adoption of a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Designed as a do-it-all, all-in-one solution for the serious photo enthusiast, the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR is more than weighty and well built enough to withstand a few glancing knocks in the heat of the action.


Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR: Digital Photography Review

Exposure compensation is available before you start the sweep, with the exposure fixed once you depress the shutter button. Why the obsession with layers? The moulded curves of the body and new rubberized matt black finish deliver a purposeful look that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical, with nice chunky controls, an ergonomic control layout that allows both quick and easy access to functions, and a deep hand-grip with a well-thought-out indentation into which a middle finger slots comfortably.

Note that the camera will only automatically adjust the ISO speed when using the Auto shooting mode – in the other modes the ISO speed that you select will always be used, so only the mechanical sensor-shift part of the system is used.

Business Products Medical Systems Index. In the Manual mode, you hold the Exposure Compensation button down with your forefinger and give the dial a flick with your thumb to change the aperture, not as intuitive as having two separate command dials but perhaps understandable given the HS50’s target audience.

This website uses cookies. The SH option shoots at 16fps for 13 frames, but only at the Medium image size. Submit a News Tip! Otherwise the exposure compensation button works largely as you’d expect, with a visual slider graph on screen accompanied by a live histogram.

This lets you capture aor degree panoramic image very easily without the use of a tripod. Discuss in the Fujifilm FinePix Talk forum. Pressing this button brings up six options – Still, Continuous, Best Frame Capture and three different kinds of bracketing exposure, film simulation mode and dynamic range. Brand index Fujifilm Fujifilm Compact Cameras. It can record fumi clips up to 29 minutes long for the x and x pixel formats, with longer times available for VGA and SVGA modes.

FinePix HS50EXR

You can also manually focus during movie shooting. For those not quite satisfied with the 1,mm zoom functionality of the camera, there’s also a digital zoom that boosts the range up to 84x, or a massive 2,mm equivalent. Most of the options are the “set once and forget” kind, so you won’t have to dip into the menu system too often.

Looking down on top of the camera, viewed from the rear, there’s a clearly labeled and logically laid out control set, with a chunky, ridged shooting mode dial which is reminiscent of those found on, yes you’ve guessed it, DSLR cameras.


Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Review | Photography Blog

Fuji has also included Optical Image Stabilisation technologies on the zoom lens, which should be especially useful when shooting at the far end of the optic handheld. The first shooting mode is the new Advanced Filter, which as the name suggests houses six artistic filters that can be applied to your photos as you take them.

First negative experience with Z 6 autofocus.

Above the lens and extending out across the lens barrel, which boasts a textured surround allowing you to get a good firm grip and achieve a smooth, steady zooming action, is a sloping ridge that conceals the pop-up flash when not in usewhich is activated via a dedicated button positioned on the right.

The Pro Focus mode makes it easier to achieve a blurred background, perfect for portraits where compact digicams traditionally struggle, with three strengths of blurring on offer. By using the site you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy. There are metal eyelets on either side of the body for attaching the provided shoulder strap. Although undoubtedly fun, there are a few catches.

Introduction Next Page Build quality and handling. Fuji also claims that the EXR-Auto mode is designed to get the best shot possible, which includes the benefits of a high resolution image, with wide dynamic range and low noise in high sensitivity shooting conditions. Ffuji high speeds are reached thanks to a new Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system.

Burst modes as high as 11 fps are possible in full resolution mode. There’s also a range of digital filters, found in the Advanced mode of the camera and including Partial Colour and Toy Camera.

The same dial is also used to change fuii aperture and shutter speed when using the more advanced shooting modes. The Fuhi FinePix HS50EXR is even quicker to determine focus and exposure with a half press of the shutter button than it’s already quick predecessor, taking a mere 0.