Fuji FinePix HS50 EXR review

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Plenty of detail is captured by the Fuji HS50 EXR's 16 million pixel CMOS sensor.

Fuji FinePix HS50 EXR review

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Colours are represented well straight from the camera, being bright and punchy without going over the top with saturation.

Fuji FinePix HS50 EXR review

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You can use Super Macro Mode to get extremely close to the subject you're photographing, for frame-filling shots.

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Optical Image Stabilisation does an excellent job of helping to keep images blur-free, even when shooting at the far end of the telephoto optic (1,000mm equivalent).

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The lens offers a 24mm angle of view at its widest point, making it versatile for shooting different subjects, such as landscapes.

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Here we can see how close you can get with the 1,000mm (42x) optical zoom at its full reach.

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If you need to get even closer, you can activate a digital zoom, which gives you an 84x (or 2,000mm equivalent) reach.

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Using Film Simulations is a more flexible way of being creative than digital filters, since simulations can be shot in raw format, leaving you with a clean version of the image to work with if you choose.

Digital filters

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Miniature filter

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Pop Colour filter

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High Key filter

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Low Key filter

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Dynamic Tone filter

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Soft Focus filter

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