Birding after 2 weeks (HS50)

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP jcmarfilph Veteran Member • Posts: 7,592
Re: Birding after 2 weeks (HS50)

xgoldman wrote:

I am a birder and trying to choose btwn HS50 and Canon sx50. Interested in bird ID ONLy and will shoot at max zoom, mostly in decent light. I just looked at Threed's shots with SX50 (see link below in thread) and it seems to my eye the Canon blows the FuJI out of the water in every respect.l

Not really. Kenn shoots exclusively within his backyard. Birds are very acclimated with him, lots of food and water and some trunk setup in a good position for Photo-OP. He doesn't even have to stand-up and get closer to his birds. Out on the field where birds are really wild on their own where time is very short, where bird are not fed, HS50 will trounce the SX50 any time of the day.

It seems on paper the Fuji, with larger sensor, better EVR< faster lens, faster AF, better continuous mode, shd make it better for birding field work-but it sure doesn't look that way.

Nope. At optimum scenario and location, HS50 will produce results as good as SX50.

I'd sure like to hear reports about the Fuji from birders in action in the field. And I"D sure appreciate t comparisons with SX50 from field ornitholigists. BaCKyard shots don't really tell much about how the camera does grabbing that 2 second photo op in the field.

All of my shots are on a field, out of nowhere where I see it, when I see it. Honestly, you wouldn't be able to see majority of these shots had I used an SX50 or any motorized superzoom.

-=[ Joms ]=-

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