Personal Yea's and Nay's of HS50EXR

Started Feb 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
Orion12 Senior Member • Posts: 2,014
Re: Personal Yea's and Nay's of HS50EXR

Sactojim wrote:

Orion12 wrote:

Sactojim wrote:

Interesting read here and another users thoughts that run common with the HS50..not stellar IQ.

A few quotes: "However, the quality of the image delivered by the camera’s default settings is where the camera’s performance dipped. Viewed at 100 per cent in Adobe Photoshop, test shots showed a fine ‘stippled’ quality which compromised sharpness and seemed to be exacerbated by any form of subsequent sharpening. Discussions with Fuji led to a slight improvement by setting both ‘sharpness’ and ‘noise reduction’ to +2, but potential users should note that the camera reverts to the default image quality setting of ‘normal’ when it is powered off and on again, so the preferred setting of ‘fine’ has to be re-entered prior to every use".

I don't know Who Wrote the Above but it's FALSE Information ! ( I've NEVER Lost Settings AFTER Power Off ) I Shoot Almost Entirely in 8-Mp Modes - Have NEVER Noticed "Stippled" quality.
Also IF you look thought this Forum you will find MOST suggest setting Noise Reduction to -2

Read the article and you will know who wrote the article. If indeed false information, as you claim, maybe try responding to her to counter what Fuji told her.

Second Hand Info, Don't Really Care WHO Wrote It / It wasn't You / The Aspects I Stated Above Are PROVABLE 

Their are LOTS of Opinions about the HS50EXR Quality from a Lot of People who either Don't Own One or Don't Know How to Shoot with One. . . It's NOT an No-Brainer to get the Most from this Camera but it Can Deliver a Wide Range of Quality Shots IF handled correctly. . .
Some will also try to Bad Mouth the HS50EXR because it doesn't have "DSLR" Quality & True Enough a 1/2" has it's Limitations but their are FEW DSLR's that have 24mm - 1,000mm Lens Range.

The author owns the camera and as far as settings go, there are a number of people here claiming their's is the best.

Thanks for Y0UR Inputs Sactojim  Lot's of Claims Out There - I Usually Post Examples SHOWING the results I mention in my Posts - This is Really About Photography and NOT about Words per-say.
As far as Setting Go - The MORE I Experiment with Various HS50EXR Shooting Modalities & Post Processing Programs & Technics, the MORE I Learn About What the "BEST" Setting are. . .
Again at least for ME this Has-Not been a No-Brainer Exercise. . .

( The HS50EXR is the Most Complicated Camera I've Used / But is Worth the Trouble to Learn it's Usage & It's Many Idiosyncrasies ) 
I will add that Over-All the HS50EXR is an Amazing Camera - It's the Funnest & Single Most Powerful Camera I've Ever Owned ! It Will Even Complete or Surpass SOME DLSR's ( In SOME Shooting Situations ) BUT Not in ALL Shooting Situations.
It DOES Take Rolling Up Your Sleeves & Learning Efforts to get Higher Level Results from it.
( Getting the "BEST" Out of ANY Camera is Like That )

Cheers from Orion

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