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Bit the bullet, ordered HS50 EXR...

Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by Yeats, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    ... should be here by the end of the week.

    Any requests?
     
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Yes please. Go and photograph those white swans again. I'd like to see how the HS handles that as compared to the SX.
     
  3. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Try the camera out in the toughest situations you can find. I'd really like to know if the HS50 is a viable option for me. I'm not going to compare it to an APS-C DSLR... but I think sensor and lens technology is finally reaching the point where a camera like this is a genuine option.
     
  4. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Will do! Hopefully the swans will be accommodating.

    I'll make some RAWs and full-size TIFFs available for people to download, and also some comparable images with the Canon SX50, which seems to have the best sensor of this generation of 1000+ mm superzooms. Unfortunately, I can't do a true back-to-back comparo, as I had to sell the SX50 to help finance the new Fuji.

    Ultimately, it was the tiny, low-res EVF of the Canon that caused me to turn to the HS50.
     
  5. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Oooooh look forward to your first shots!
    I am loving my HS30EXR
    8632886033_258134907f_b.
    HS30EXR 047sp by colette_noir, on Flickr
    full zoom and cropped
     
  6. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Love the subject isolation.

    Was that a jpeg, or did you convert from RAW?
     
  7. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    thank you! jpeg ISO 400 in poor light
     
  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Just faved in Flickr... Do the 30 and the 50 share the same sensor or has it been improved even more?
     
  9. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Supposedly the HS50 has an improved sensor, but according to a few folks on the DPR Fuji forum there doesn't seem to be much difference.
     
  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    The question for me is, does the X-S1 have any practical, real world advantage over the HS50? I know it has a larger, 2/3 sensor versus a 1/2 sensor in the HS50. But does it really matter?