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

photoreddi wrote:

JPEG Shooter wrote:


That is actually one thing that made me lean toward the HS50... it can do 11fps at full rez while the X-S1 can only do 7fps at full rez. At reduced rez, the HS50 can do 16fps while the S-X1 can only do 10fps. That's still fast, of course, but for a wildlife shooter, the higher fps the better.

Do you know if the HS50 can continue focusing between shots during 11 fps bursts? If birds are flying toward you or flying away, most of the photos won't be in focus if it doesn't.

The HS50 might, because it has PD AF "pixels" on the sensor, but if it does continually refocus it may not be at the highest frame rates. Nikon's N1 cameras for example, can shoot full resolution RAW+JPEGs at 60 fps, but depending on the model, only refocus between shots when the frame rate is reduced to 10 fps (V1, J1, etc.) or 15 fps with the newer models using the higher resolution sensors (V2, J3, etc.)

My understanding is that it can not do that in continuous mode.  It locks focus at half press and that's what you get for every photo in the burst.  That was one thing I was bummed about with these cameras because I use that feature a lot with my dSLR's.

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