FZ70 or Fuji HS50?

Started Oct 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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jcmarfilph Veteran Member • Posts: 7,592
Re: FZ70 or Fuji HS50?

Vandyu wrote:

Stevie Boy, while I'd hate to see you spend your precious time over at the Fuji forum, I know that one must pursue their dream. I think some of the guys here have gotten excellent results from the FZ70, but most of us still are longing for Panasonic to give us an upgraded FZ200 with longer reach, not the somewhat downgraded FZ70. That being said, we got what we got.

I've never been a Fuji admirer. Can't say exactly why except that they seem to come very close without completely delivering. Panasonic garners more awards for good reason usually.

HS cameras usually need tweaking to get the best quality. Reviewers are often mistakenly reviewing HS camera as chewtoy in auto-mode which is its weakest department so images will end up being average if not at par. If you do proper testing, you will see that it will deliver at par or better quality than competitors. (see my HS50 vs. SX50 comparison).

I've never owned a Fuji, so I have no real reason to speak up here, I guess. I did a search and came up with an interesting webpage of an HS50 owner who posts his work along with his impressions of the camera. Might be worth taking a look. Whatever you do, please know that you've been a great asset here in the Panasonic forum. Don't be a stranger if you go with Fuji!

http://www.pbase.com/merriwolf/fuji_hs50

Another testament that HS50 is a great camera when handled properly.

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