Reviews, hands-on, samples of HS50 Part V

Started Mar 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sagans Hus
Sagans Hus Forum Member • Posts: 59
Re: Reviews, hands-on, samples of HS50 Part V

MitchyK7 wrote:

For 100 ISO those pictures are quite noisy. While Fuji's keep getting derided for that watercolour effect, i'd take that over noise to be honest.

It's just my opinion but using the loupe tool on those images shows noise and fringing, the things we're told don't exist on the panny. So lloks like BOTH cameras have their flaws. Well who'd have thought that. All superzooms are relatively cheap compared to a proper DSLR. So sacrifices are made in different areas. The HS50 for me has an awfully low powered flash, and the eyepiece is rock hard and painful to use for any length of time. But the ISO performance i'm quite happy with now i've seen the supposedly better panny shots.

I'm not running the FZ down, i think it's a very good competitor to the HS50, but neither one has perfect IQ. They both make some sacrifices to stay at their price points. I'm happy with my HS50, and i'm happy that you're happy with your panny. But all this running down of the fuji's needs to stop now we've seen the competition isn't any better straight from camera, and noise wise is actually worse from what i see.

But everyone has their own taste, and we're all gonna like different camera's, but it's annoying with all the fanboyism. All our cameras have good points, and no one is particularly worse than others.

It is quite true that the FZ200 has noise images even at ISO 100, but it is not visible at 24 x 30 cm prints and it is (at least for me) that is crucial.
For HS50, it has significantly worse optics (in my opinion) and it shows itself in the form of poor sharpness at longer focal lengths. Therefore, it is for me a relatively easy choice for FZ200 has sharp optics - especially at long focal lengths - and that's where I'll use it the most.
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/ Kim

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