HS50EXR - SL1000 - Any other superzoom - Which one to buy ??

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Questions thread
2raj Senior Member • Posts: 2,172
Re: Paul...

paulsinclair73 wrote:

2raj wrote:

You just confirmed what I was afraid of

HS50 is faster, with more zoom, but only marginally better than the HS10 in terms of IQ.

So, was it worth the price of the upgrade?

Were you able to sell the HS10? I haven't had much luck.


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Sold the HS10 on ebay for £100 - this will only go down as more and more of them come on the market due to upgrading. Bought the HS50 from Argos for £419 - so £319 to upgrade to the 50.

I'm happy with the upgrade - yes. I loved the feel of the HS10 but the shot time was really starting to grate - particularly when travelling and you want / need to grab shots quickly. I used to have a couple of film SLR's and got sick of carrying around lenses so for me any kind of body and lens system is a no-no, even though the image quality will be better, but then again for what I use the images for the HS10 / 50 produces decent shots.

The deciding point was the manual zoom. I loved this on the 10 and there aren't that many options available - so went I went for the 50 on the basis that I was basically upgrading shot time and zoom. The EXR system is something to get used to, and it seems that this camera does need a little tweaking with the settings to get what you want out of it, although I suspect that it's an issue of image stabilistation, noise reduction and sharpening that's causing a lot of these quite grim shots one can find on Flickr (for example).

I spent a fair bit of time doing the research and it got to the point that I though I may as well just get it, and rather than spend the time waiting to see what other people are producing with it I can get to know it first hand.

There are quite a few people on this forum who can provide you with all manner of technical information, but for me (and from a purely real world usage visual perspective) all of the superzooms will produce relatively comparable images but I prefer the way the HS50 feels to use.



Thanks for the response. I'm with you on the manual zoom--that's one of the reasons I'm in the Fuji camp, that and the colors the Fuji produces.

From a technical point, better focussing, processing speed and IQ are the key items.

Appreciate your input.

Best regards,


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