Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
Availability: March 2013
The outlook: Geared more for enthusiasts than the Sony HX300 is, the HS50EXR packs a 42x f2.8-5.6 24-1000mm lens, and it's a manual zoom, so you get finer control over focal lengths than you would a motorized zoom. It's new Q button gives you quick access to your important settings. And there's a hot shoe for adding a flash as well as a mic jack for an external mic when shooting 1080/60p movies.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
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Starting at: $367.99
The good: The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR has a nice 42x manual zoom lens; fast performance; very good picture quality for its class; a lot of shooting options, including manual and semimanual modes and raw capture; and excellent hardware features.
The bad: Its manual zoom isn't great for zooming while capturing movies; it's large and heavy; for those uninitiated with Fujifilm's EXR sensors, getting the best results can require a little extra effort.
The bottom line: The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR's features and performance are well beyond those of your average point-and-shoot megazoom, making it a fine choice for enthusiasts and as a family camera.
March 31, 2013 9:35 PM PDT
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