The Fujifilm HS50 EXR sits at the top of Fuji's long-zoom offerings, with a 42x zoom and EXR technology. Find out how it performs in the What Digital Camera Fujifilm HS50 EXR review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR

Overall score:91%
Image Quality:85%


  • Very fast focus / AF system; Large and clear viewfinder; Handling; Multitude of physical controls


  • Video quality; Slight lagging with menu operation; Occasional metering issues


Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Review


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Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR review – Verdict

Fujifilm HS50 EXR front view

The HS50 EXR is one of the most fully-featured superzoom cameras currently available, with a superb focusing system, excellent viewfinder and ergonomic design to recommend it.

Despite sub-par video quality, images are detailed and relatively noise-free throughout the range and the ability to capture and process Raw files only furthers the standard achievable from the camera. It’s not the smallest or lightest superzoom currently available, but it’s certainly one of the best for around the £400 mark.


Video:1920 x 1080 pixels @ 60fps
White Balance:Auto, 6 preset, custom
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Exposure Modes:EXR; Auto; PASM; Panorama; SP1; SP2; Adv
Metering System:TTL 256-zone metering; Multi, Spot, Average
LCD:3in, 920k-dots vari-angle TFT LCD
Sensor:16 million pixels, 1/2in EXR CMOS II
Connectivity:USB 2; HDMI Mini connection; 2.5mm external microphone
Flash Modes:Auto (super i-flash)
Power:Li-ion NP-W126; approx 500 frames
ISO Range:100 - 3200 (up to 12800 in reduced resolution)
Lens:42x optical zoom, 24 - 1000mm in equivalent terms
Dimensions:134.9 x 101.3 x 145.9mm
Shutter Speeds:30 - 1/4000 sec
File Formats:JPEG, Raw, Raw+JPEG
  1. 1. Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR review - Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
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