FUJIFILM Announces NEW flagship HS50EXR BRIDGE Camera With Fastest Autofocus & Zoom

FUJIFILM Announces NEW flagship HS50EXR BRIDGE Camera With Fastest Autofocus & Zoom

FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the new flagship FinePix HS50EXR that features a manual zoom lens for high precision zooming over a huge 42x Focal length range (24-1000mm*2) and a new ½" EXR CMOS II sensor with phase detection that achieves the world's fastest autofocus speed in its class of just 0.05 seconds*1.

"The new HS50EXR bridge camera gives consumers a truly amazing autofocus speed of just 0.05 seconds and a wide range of shooting features in an all-in-one design that is more economical and easier to use than expensive and heavy DSLR kits," said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. "With the HS50EXR, users can capture everything from beautiful wide angle landscape shots to sharp telephoto pictures with its powerful 42x zoom and Optical image Stabilization - no shot will be too far away again."

New EXR CMOS II Sensor with Phase Detection for High Performance

The HS50EXR boasts the latest FUJIFILM EXR 16MP ½" EXR CMOS II sensor, as well as the EXR Processor II, which has faster processing speeds compared to the previous generation EXR processor.

The HS50EXR now includes built-in phase detection to achieve an incredibly fast autofocus speed of just 0.05 seconds in fastest conditions, along with a new Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that automatically selects between phase detection autofocus or contrast autofocus in low light to ensure the optimal focus system is used for sharp, vibrant images.

The new EXR CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II make the HS50EXR a truly powerful camera when it comes to capturing moving objects. In addition to the 0.05 seconds autofocus speed*1, it also achieves a start-up time of 0.5 seconds*3, and interval time between shots of just 0.5*4 seconds. And by using the Continuous Shooting mode, the HS50EXR can shoot in burst mode of 11fps at the full 16MP resolution (up to 5 frames)*4 and Seamless 5.5fps shooting at 8MP resolution. Combined, these technologies mean that you will never miss that crucial shot, no matter how fast your subject is moving.

The HS50EXR also uses a new Focus Peaking feature in manual focus mode to help photographers by highlighting high contrast areas of a subject and provides a guide for focusing in situations where it is difficult to tell whether the subject is correctly focused.

Manual 42x Optical Zoom Lens (24-1000mm*2)

The newly developed 42x FUJINON zoom lens in the HS50EXR offers the precision of a manual zoom and stunning optical performance for beautiful high resolution images. The HS50EXR can shoot Super Macro photography as close as 0.39" all the way through 24mm wide-angle up to 1000mm telephoto*2, a range that of Focal lengths that would require several different lenses on a DSLR camera.

To ensure premium image quality, the HS50EXR lens uses aspherical, ED and cemented elements and achieves blur reduction with Optical Image Stabilization, over the entire aperture range of F2.8 to F5.6. The lens features 17 elements in total, 15 of which have FUJINON's Super EBC coating on both sides to reduce ghosting and flare in challenging low light situations.

3.0" Variable Angle LCD Screen

The HS50EXR features a 920k dot, highly detailed electronic viewfinder (EVF) that is perfect for helping users frame a subject, even in bright sunlight. And for challenging low or high shots, the HS50EXR has a useful 3.0" variable-angle 920k dot LCD screen that folds out and flips around for easy viewing and shooting.

Full HD Movie 1080p/60fps with continuous phase detection AF and stereo sound

The HS50EXR with built in stereo microphone is now the ideal camera for the budding cinematographer. Thanks to the EXR CMOS II sensor, the HS50EXR is capable of full HD movie recording (1080p) at up to 60 frames per second. Connect an external microphone to the dedicated input and you can get amazing sound to rival the image quality. If you want to be more creative you can record lower resolution movies at up to 480 frames per second*5 - and capture some amazing slow motion action. The Phase Detection pixel technology and scene recognition modes also work while recording movies to ensure that your video stays sharply focused on the subject.

Artistic shooting effects

The HS50EXR features several Film Simulation Modes. Users can choose from ten different modes which simulate the effects of traditional Fujifilm films, including color reversal film effects (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA), as well as create Multiple Exposures by combining two separate subjects into one photo.

The HS50EXR also features Advanced Filter functions including:

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
Within the FinePix HS-Series, Fujifilm is also introducing the new FinePix HS35EXR. The HS35EXR features a 16MP ½-inch EXR CMOS Sensor and 30X manual zoom to offer tremendous versatility at a great value.

FinePix HS50EXR Key features:

FUJINON 42x optical manual zoom (F/2.8-5.6 24-1000mm*2) with Optical Image Stabilization, and up to 84x with Intelligent Digital Zoom
16MP ½" EXR-CMOS II sensor with Phase Detection AF and EXR Processor II
Intelligent Hybrid AF : 0.05 seconds; world's fastest *1
Continuous shooting:11fps at full resolution (max 5 frames), 5.5fps at 8M
Start-up time of 0.5 seconds*3
Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
108 EXR Auto shooting patterns
Full HD movie 1080P/60fps with continuous phase detection AF and stereo sound
3.0" Variable-Angle LCD screen (920K-dot)
High Resolution EVF (920K-dot) with eye sensor
"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)
Advanced Filters
External microphone input (microphones sold separately)
Hotshoe attachment for the use of external flash
Lithium Ion battery with up to 500 shots per charge
FinePix HS35EXR Key features list:

FUJINON 30x optical manual zoom (F/2.8-5.6 24-720mm*2), and up to 60x with Intelligent Digital Zoom
16MP ½" EXR CMOS sensor
Full HD movie 1080p/30fps with stereo sound
3.0" Tilting LCD screen (460K-dot)
High Resolution EVF (920K-dot) with eye sensor
Super Macro to 0.39"
Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG image capture modes)
6 Advanced Filters (TOY CAMERA / MINIATURE / POP COLOR / HIGH-KEY / DYNAMIC TONE / PARTIAL COLOR )
Hot shoe attachment for the use of external flash
Lithium Ion battery with up to 600 shots per charge
*1?Fujifilm research as of November 2012. Compared with other compact digital cameras based on CIPA standards and conducted in High Performance mode at the maximum wide-angle position with AF-area mode set to center position. Comparison models include the Canon EOSKissX6i, EOS5DMark?, SX40HS, SX260HS, Nikon D7000, P510, L810, Nikon1 Olympus OM-D, XZ-1 Panasonic GX1, LX5, TZ30, Sony NEX-7, NEX-6, α77, RX100 and HX30V.