Personal Yea's and Nay's of HS50EXR

Started Feb 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Personal Yea's and Nay's of HS50EXR

Lisetta wrote:

Hi JS,

You know my situation too. I'd finally decided on X-S1 just because it seemed all the photos I liked the best IQ-wise were being taken with it. But it's twice as heavy--that's a real drawback, still...that IQ...

The faster focus with the HS50 was a plus, though. Then I saw the art filters thread (X-S1 doesn't have one and decided that the IQ difference probably was negligible and ordered the HS50 last night. Should be here Wed).

Now, your thread kind of plays to my indecision all over again. However, it's still a small sensor camera, really, either way. I'm just not sure the IQ is -really- that good to make much of a difference. (Although you mention waiting for good light and I think the X-s1 may do better in low light--that's important to me, too.)

People just don't seem dissatisfied with the x-s1 (from all I've been reading--I'm sure you've read it all, too), but HS50 is all over the map--


Hi Lisetta,

There are going to be trade-offs no matter which one you decide on.  The question is, what's most important to you and what are you willing to sacrifice.

You're right about opinions on the HS50 being all over the place and generally, the X-S1 voices are mostly favorable.  However, I have read more than once about people unhappy with the slow focusing of the X-S1, others unhappy with having to wait while the camera wrote the data to the SD card, and even some unhappy with the X-S1 lens, saying it was noticably soft around the edges.  I've read these things from multiple people so it's not just one unhappy person.

So the X-S1 is not a perfect camera either.

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