Fujifilm has launched it's new digital camera, FinePix HS50EXR, in India, for Rs. 32,999. The superzoom camera, was originally introduced in the Consumer Electronics Show which happened earlier, this year. The FinePix HS50EXR comes with a 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS II sensor with a hybrid autofocus system , 42X optical zoom (24-1000mm equivalent zoom) and the EXR Processor 2.
The camera comes with Phase Detection Autofocus to achieve fast autofocus speed of just 0.05 seconds. The camera with it's Optical Image Stabilization and Full HD movie recording (1080p at up to 60 frames per second) capability, is said to be capable of delivering crisp and shudder free pictures. The camera also features a built in stereo microphone.
The HS50EXR features a variable-angle 920k dot LCD screen to enable easy viewing and shooting. Moreover, the camera features 8 advanced filter functions, enabling users to add multiple effects into a photo.
Pop Color: emphasizes contrast and color saturation.
Toy Camera: create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera.
Miniature: adds top and bottom blur for a diorama or miniature effect.
Dynamic Tone: create a fantasy effect by dynamically-modulated tonal reproduction.
Partial Color: retain one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white.
High Key: enhance brightness and reduce contrast to lighten tonal reproduction.
Low Key: create uniformly dark tones with few areas of emphasized highlights.
Soft Focus: blur the focus of the image edges to create a softer effect.
Commenting on the launch of FinePix HS50EXR, Rohit Pandit, EVP - Sales & Marketing from Fujifilm India said, "This year the focus will be on enhancing the line-up of Bridge & X series. Even the Bridge series will feature many powerful cameras between 40x optical zoom to already launched 50x zoom SL1000."
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Key Features
42x optical manual zoom (F/2.8-5.6 24-1000mm in 35mm equivalence)
16MP ½" EXR-CMOS II sensor
Phase Detection AF
EXR Processor II
3.0" Variable-Angle LCD screen (920K-dot)
Intelligent Hybrid AF : 0.05 seconds
Continuous shooting:11 frames per second at full resolution (max 5 frames),
5.5 frames per second at 8M
Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
108 EXR Auto shooting patterns
1080/60i/30p HD movie recording with continuous phase detection AF and stereo sound
"Q" button for direct control of settings
Super Macro to 0.39"
Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
Focus Peaking function on the LCD screen
RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG image capture modes)
10 Film Simulation Modes
External microphone input (microphones sold separately)
Hotshoe attachment for the use of external flash
Lithium Ion battery with up to 500 shots per charge