Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
The HX50EXR is a great camera with a great lens. Unlike other megazoom cameras, the 42x f2.8-5.6 24-1000mm lens on this model isn't motorized, but manual. This means you can zoom in and out much more quickly and makes finding your target easier should you lose your framing. It's loaded with shooting features and has a very digital SLR look and feel to it, too.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $355.00
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.
October 31, 2013 2:45 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Joshua Goldman, Lori Grunin
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