42x Zoom Lens: The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR is equipped with
an f/2.8-5.6 Super EBC Fujinon lens with a 42x optical zoom to let you get close to your subject.
The 4.4mm-185mm focal length is equivalent to 24-1000mm in 35mm photography. The
has a 58mm filter thread so you can add an optional protective filter if you desire.
Note: The HS50EXR has a manual zoom control.
Intelligent Digital Zoom: The Intelligent Digital Zoom can
be used to magnify the image by 1.4x or 2.0x. With the Intelligent Digital Zoom,
the total magnification is 84x, with the (35mm) equivalent focal length range of
up to 2000x.
Vari-angle LCD Monitor:
The HS50EXR has a 3" color LCD
monitor featuring approximately 920,000 dots and approximately 100% horizontal and vertical
coverage in the shooting mode. The monitor can be swiveled horizontally, and
rotated 270° to allow
you to view the monitor from virtually any angle.
Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to the
LCD monitor, the camera has a 0.2" electronic viewfinder with 920,000 dots,
100% horizontal and vertical coverage. The camera has an eye sensor that will
automatically switch the image from the monitor to the viewfinder when you bring
the camera up to your eye.
BSI EXR CMOS Image Sensor:
The FinePix HS50EXR features a new 1/2" EXR CMOS II image
sensor with 16-megapixel resolution. Coupled with the EXR Processor II, the
camera can deliver high-speed continuous shooting at full resolution, fast
startup time, and beautiful images in low-light situations.
EXR Auto: In the new EXR Auto with Motion Detection mode, the camera recognizes 10 basic
types of scene: Landscape, Night, Night (Tripod), Macro, Beach, Sunset, Snow, Sky, Greenery, Sky
& Greenery, and Auto. It also determines whether or not a person is
present, and how much light is available. Assigning one or more of the EXR
sensor modes (HR, SN, or DR), the EXR Auto mode optimizes exposure, white
balance, focus, color, and tonality accordingly. The shooting data is recorded,
so you can search through your photos by scene type, enabling you to find your
pictures quickly and easily.
Recording Media: Still images and movies
are recorded onto the camera's 25 MB internal memory or optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC
Q Button: The innovative Q Button, located on the upper left
side of the back panel, lets you skip directly to frequently used shooting
menus, such as ISO Sensitivity, White Balance, and Film Simulation. The 4-way
controller lets you maneuver up/down and left/right quickly to find the menu you
need, while the command dial lets you select the setting you desire.
Still Image Quality: The FinePix HS50EXR records still images in JPEG
and RAW formats in Large, Medium, and Small sizes in 4:3, 3:2, 1:1, and 16:9 aspect
|4:3 Aspect Ratio
||3:2 Aspect Ratio
||16:9 Aspect Ratio
||1:1 Aspect Ratio
|Large: 4608 x 3456
Medium: 3264 x 2448
Small: 2304 x 1728
|Large: 4608 x 3072
Medium: 3264 x 2176
Small: 2304 x 1536
|Large: 4608 x 2592
Medium: 3264 x 1840
Small: 1920 x 1080
|Large: 3456 x 3456
Medium: 2432 x 2432
Small: 1728 x 1728
Motion Panorama: Motion Panorama enables you to capture
the scene around you in an arc of up to 360 degrees in a single photo. The
options for Motion Panorama include:
- Motion Panorama 360: 11520 x 1624 (tall) or 11520 x 1080 (wide)
- Motion Panorama 180: 5760 x 1624 (tall) or 5760 x 1080 (wide)
- Motion Panorama 120: 3840 x 1624 (tall) or 3840 x 1080 (wide)
HD/SD Movies: The HS50EXR can record high definition
(16:9) and standard definition (4:3) movies are recorded in MOV format (MPEG-4
with stereo audio. A Class 10 SD card or better is
recommended when shooting HD movies. The following options are
Full HD: 1920 x 1080, 1080p/60fps
HD: 1280 x 720, 720p/60 fps
VGA: 640 x 480, 480p/30 fps
High Speed Movies: Movies can be shot
at high speeds of up to 320 frames per second (fps). The higher the speed, the
smaller the size of the images. No sound is recorded with High Speed movies. The
available speeds and sizes are as follows:
- 640 x 480 @ 120 fps
- 320 x 240 @ 240 fps
- 320 x 112 @ 480 fps
RAW: The camera can record raw, unprocessed image data directly from
the image sensor in RAW format. These images can be viewed on a computer using
the RAW File Converter application that comes on the included CD-ROM. You can
set the camera to RAW+JPEG to record both RAW and JPEG images simultaneously.
Shooting Modes: Using the
top-mounted rotary mode dial, you can set the camera to suit your level and
style of photography. The shooting mode choices include:
- EXR: Optimize settings for your current subject or
improve clarity, reduce noise, or enhance dynamic range. In the EXR Auto
mode, the camera automatically selects the scene and EXR mode according to
shooting conditions. In EXR Priority mode, you can select Resolution
Priority, High ISO & Low Noise, or D-Range Priority. Dynamic range can be
set to 800% or 1600%.
- Auto: A point and shoot mode recommended for first time users of
- Advanced: This mode combines point and shoot simplicity
with sophisticated photographic techniques, including: Advanced Filter, Pro
Focus, Pro Low-light, and Multiple Exposure.
- Scene Position 1, 2: You can select a scene suited to the subject
or shooting conditions, and save it in SP1 or SP2 memory for quick recall.
Available scenes include Portrait, Portrait
Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow,
Beach, Party, Flower, and Text.
- P, S, A, M: Select one of the following exposure modes:
- Program: The camera sets the shutter speed and aperture
according to shooting conditions.
- Shutter Priority: You select the shutter speed to capture the
effect you desire, and the camera automatically sets the aperture
according to shooting conditions.
- Aperture Priority: You select the aperture to capture the
depth of field you desire, and the camera automatically sets the shutter
speed according to shooting conditions.
- Manual: You manually set both the shutter speed and aperture
for full control over the camera settings.
- Custom: Lets you store and recall settings for P, S, A, M,
and all EXR
modes (except EXR Auto).
- Motion Panorama: You can create sweeping panoramas in this mode
by holding down the shutter release while panning. You can select a
horizontal or vertical panorama in either direction. The completed panorama
can be viewed on the camera.
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, or 12800. The Auto setting will adjust the
sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. There are 4 automatic
settings with a preset maximum sensitivity: Auto 3200, Auto 1600, Auto 800, and
Auto 400. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at
reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in
more noise in the recorded images.
Film Simulation: The HS50EXREXR can simulate the effects of
different kinds of film, including black-and-white. You can select one of the
- Provia/Standard: standard color reproduction
- Velvia/Vivid: a high-contrast palette of saturated colors, suited
for nature photos
- Astia/Soft: a soft-toned palette of less-saturated colors
- B&W: standard black-and-white
- Sepia: takes pictures in sepia tone
White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of
lighting. You can select Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent
lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps,
Incandescent light, and Custom (set by the camera for the specific lighting for
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the
value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can
adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
Exposure compensation is available in all modes except Auto, EXR Auto, Manual,
Continuous Shooting: You can choose one of
the following continuous shooting modes:
- Top: Shoots consecutive shots while
the shutter button is pressed. You can set the shooting rate at 16 fps (Max
5 frames), 11 fps (5 frames), 6 fps (5 frames), or 3 fps (13 frames--size M,
- Best Frame Capture: The camera shoots a series of 7 consecutive shots
starting before and ending after the shutter release button is pressed. You
can choose a frame rate of 16, 11, 6, or 3 frames per second. You can also
vary how the 7 frames are distributed before and after the button is
- AE Bracketing: Each time the shutter button is pressed,
the camera takes 3 shots: one at the metered value for exposure, the second
overexposed by a pre-selected amount, and the third underexposed by the same
amount. You can set the bracketing amount to 1 EV, 2/3 EV or 1/3 EV.
- Film Simulation Bracketing: Each time the shutter
button is pressed, the camera takes three shots at different film simulation
settings: Provia/Standard for the first, Velvia/Vivid for the second, and
Astia/Soft for the third.
- Dynamic Range Bracketing: Each time the shutter button
is pressed, the camera takes three shots at different dynamic range
settings: 100% for the first, 200% for the second, and 400% for the third.
camera gives you the choice of a 10-second or 2-second self timer.
Optical Image Stabilization: The HS50EXR utilizes powerful
type image stabilization, combined with motion detection, if desired. You can choose whether image stabilization is
performed at all times when the camera is in shooting mode (continuous), or only
when the shutter button is pressed halfway (shooting only). You can turn off
image stabilization when using a tripod.
Auto Focus Area:
The FinePix HS50EXR offers four auto focus area selections: Center (focuses on the central area),
Multi (focuses on
the center of the screen), Area (lets you change the position on the
screen where the camera focuses), and Tracking (the camera tracks the subject
within the frame). When focusing manually, the focusing ring used to move the focus closer or farther
Focus Modes: You can choose from the following focus
Single: The camera focuses only when the shutter
button is pressed halfway--good for stationary subjects.
Continuous: The camera continually focuses--choose
for moving subjects.
Manual: You can focus manually using the focus ring on the
lens, even after the camera auto-focuses on the subject.
Focus Range: The focus
ranges according to shooting mode are as follows:
- 1.4' to infinity (wide angle)
- 9.8' to infinity (telephoto)
- 0.2' to 9.8' (wide angle)
- 8.2' to 16.4' (telephoto)
- Super Macro: 0.3" to 3.2'
Super-Intelligent Flash: The
FinePix HS50EXR has a built-in, manual pop-up flash with a range of 0.9' to 26.2'
(Wide) and 8.2' to 13.1' (Telephoto). The Super-Intelligent Flash system
instantly analyzes the scene based on such factors as the brightness of the
subject, its position in the frame, and its distance from the camera. Flash
output and sensitivity are adjusted for correct exposure. Red-eye removal minimizes the
"red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto: flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
Flash Off: You can close the pop-up flash when flash
photography is prohibited, or to capture natural lighting under dim light.
Adjustment: The intensity of the flash can be adjusted to suit the
photography conditions or to achieve a desired effect. You can adjust the flash
in 5 steps from -2/3 EV to +2/3 EV in 1/3 EV increments.
Optional External Flash: The HS50EXR has a hot shoe that allows
you to add an optional external flash unit, such as the Fujifilm
Intelligent Face Detection: When Face Detection is On,
the camera automatically detects human faces anywhere in the frame and sets the
focus and exposure for shots that emphasize portrait subjects. This mode will
prevent the camera from focusing on the background when taking group portraits
or self portraits.
When Face Detection is off, you can select one of three Metering modes:
- Multi: light metering where the camera automatically
assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure
- Spot: light metering where
the exposure is optimized for the center of the image
- Average: light metering where an average value for the
entire image is used
Viewing Images: Images can be
played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. Multi-frame
options include a side-by-side two-frame display
(with smaller thumbnails of the previous and next frames, 9-image grid (3 x 3)
and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid
views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.
Playback Zoom/Trimming: You can
enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size).
After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition,
you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies are saved at Medium, Small,
or 640, depending upon the size of the original, and will have an aspect ratio
of 4:3. The cropped copy will be saved as a separate file.
Playback Menu: The playback
menu contains the following options:
- Photobook Assist: Create books from your favorite photos
- Erase: Erases all or only
- Mark For Upload: Select pictures for upload to YouTube or
Facebook using MyFinePix Studio (Windows only)
- Slide Show: Displays the
images in a slide-show. You can select two image transitions and two
- Red Eye Removal: Reduces the red-eye in flash photos if
- Protect: Protect selected
pictures from accidental deletion
- Crop: Create a cropped copy of the current picture
- Resize: Create a small copy of the current picture
- Image Rotate: Rotates pictures taken in tall
orientation so they are displayed properly in the LCD monitor
- Copy: Copy pictures from the internal memory to a
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF
(Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether
to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
- Printer or Photo Lab:
plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer,
insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to
a digital photo lab
- Transferring to Computer:
transfer the images to a computer before printing them
Power Requirements: The FinePix HS50EXR is powered by the
supplied NP-W126 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. A fully-charged NP-W126 is
good for approximately 500 shots. The supplied BC-W126 battery charger will
charge an NP-W126 battery in about 150 minutes.
Auto Power Off Function: When
the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically
turn off the LCD monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no
operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu.
USB Multi-connector: The FinePix HS50EXR features a single proprietary jack for
connecting either the supplied USB
cable or an optional remote shutter release (RR-80A). The supplied USB cable
will let you connect the camera to your computer for uploading your pictures, or
to a PictBridge-compatible printer to print your images.
HDMI Output: You can connect the HS50EXR to an HDTV via HDMI for viewing
high definition movies and high resolution still images. A mini-HDMI (Type C
connector) to HDMI cable is required.
Microphone: The camera has a 2.5mm sub-miniplug input for
connecting an external microphone, such as the Fujifilm MIC-ST1.
System Requirements: The
FinePix HS50EXR comes with MyFinePix Studio Version 4.2 for Windows and RAW File
Converter versions for Windows and Macintosh on CD-ROM. In order to use this
software, your computer must have one of the following operating systems:
- MyFinePix Studio Ver.4.2/RAW File Converter for Windows:
Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3)
RAW File Converter for Macintosh: Mac
OS X Version 10.6 - 10.8