Fujifilm HS50 EXR
- 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 12800
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-1000mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
- 808g - 135 x 101 x 146mm
- Released January 2013
- Superseded the Fujifilm HS35EXR
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Fujifilm HS50 EXR summary
Fujifilm HS50 EXR is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially introduced on January of 2013. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, EXRCMOS 1/2" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
FujiFilm brought out this camera to update the earlier Fujifilm HS35EXR (Read Full Comparison)
The Fujifilm HS50 EXR is rated #8 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #386 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personal criteria.
Below is a diagram of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR family
The Fujifilm HS50 EXR is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed list below.
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Fujifilm HS50 EXR Gallery
You can look at the Fujifilm HS50 EXR from different angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm HS50 EXR based on aspects that are generally considered useful in a camera.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Sensor specs
The Fujifilm HS50 EXR is powered by the EXR Processor II processor. The specification of the sensor on the Fujifilm HS50 EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The EXRCMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. RAW files are saved so the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the Fujifilm HS50 EXR's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm HS50 EXR sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.6 and is highlighted in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR dimensions
Fujifilm HS50 EXR is 1.78 pounds (808 grams or 28.50 oz) and the dimensions of the camera is 135mm x 101mm x 146mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 5.7"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Fujifilm HS50 EXR is heavier as compared to its rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a photo of the Fujifilm HS50 EXR beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view here will show the button arrangement on the Fujifilm HS50 EXR.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Lens details
The Fujifilm HS50 EXR features a built-in lens offering a focal range of 24-1000mm making it a 41.7 x zoom which is significant and can let you zoom right in.
At it's widest 24mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 making it quite sluggish and not the best in low light events and you will probably find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to boost your ISO resulting in noisy files. For the long end, 1000mm is outstanding zoom and comes at f5.6 which is fairly slow and you will have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Connectivity
The Fujifilm HS50 EXR has the following connectivity:
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and in some cases alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
A few apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Video details
The max video resolution on the Fujifilm HS50 EXR is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in quality versus file size but 1080p isn't going to give you much room to downsample. While the body includes a microphone socket, it is missing a headphone socket so you will not be able to monitor your sound levels.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Weather Sealing
Fujifilm HS50 EXR does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions could damage the camera.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm HS50 EXR comes with a 3" fully articulated display having a resolution of 920k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to get self portraits and even group photos if needed. Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder details regarding Fujifilm HS50 EXR are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 920k dots
Viewfinders are rather handy in bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Shutter details
Fujifilm HS50 EXR is able to shoot continuously at 11.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Flash and Hot shoe details
Fujifilm HS50 EXR includes both integrated flash plus external flash support.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Autofocus details
Fujifilm HS50 EXR includes both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and precise as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is handy for people photography.
It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. Fujifilm HS50 EXR has got manual focusing if required in low light conditions or you want more precise focusing control.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Battery life
The battery pack in the Fujifilm HS50 EXR is made to last for 500 shots based on the CIPA requirements which is above the usual when compared to its category. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the maximum (600) battery life in this type of cameras.
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Fujifilm HS50 EXR for specific forms of photography
The following bar chart provides a rundown of the Fujifilm HS50 EXR for specific forms of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Fujifilm HS50 EXR
The Fujifilm HS50 EXR receives a points total of 56 which is average, meaning that it is relatively appropriate to use for portrait images. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files together with the potential to work with external lighting.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Street photography advice
Getting a reasonable rating of 53, the Fujifilm HS50 EXR is somewhat suited to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Sports photography features
A above average sports photography score of 63 indicates the Fujifilm HS50 EXR is a very decent fit for photographing sports. A camera must have great autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Travel photography details
Size is super important in selecting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Fujifilm HS50 EXR gets a moderate 56 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably adequate to take with you on your holidays.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR as a Landscape photography camera
When you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm HS50 EXR and it's reasonable score of 53 for a landscape camera is somewhat adequate compared to it's competition.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should really have a articulating display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Fujifilm HS50 EXR is relatively appropriate for vlogging as it receives a reasonable score of 59.
Fujifilm HS50 EXR Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the Fujifilm HS50 EXR, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph underneath will give you a summary of the Fujifilm HS50 EXR vs it's top rated rivals listed previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might regard as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.