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FUJI FINEPIX J50 REVIEW
I've had a few cameras in my time , but when i picked up the Fuji finepix j50 i got a good piece of technology I'm proud of. This camera is a 8.2 mega pixel camera( that on its own means Crystal clear photos) ,with a 4" LCD back screen to view your photos and video play back. The j50 has many functions ,a close ups setting,where this will take crystal clear close ups, it also as a portraits and, scenery shots setting where this sets itself automatically to the right light conditions and shutter speed through a sensor at the front of the camera, and face detection to make sure the camera is focused on the main feature of the picture, and to make sure your not chopping heads off.
all auto settings take away the guessing factor when trying to determine light conditions and shutter speed for the perfect photo.
if your more advanced you can set the aperture,exposure and shutter speed manually to get the image your looking for. this camera will do exactly what you input.
this camera as a 37mm wide angle to 185mm telephoto lens.meaning 5x optical zoom, the zoom also goes to 6.9x in digital zoom although i don't recommend using digital zoom as this distorts the picture quality. the j50 as a maximum ISO of 800 and a max shutter speed of 1/1500 you can catch fast moving action pictures and shots in high light areas. Ive used this camera nearly everyday for 2 years, and don't think I've had a bad picture yet, as no matter if it a close up of a flower, or a distance shot, the focus and quality is always 1st class.
i usually put it on the auto settings so it all self focuses and determines the right exposure, and even if you have an unsteady hand it will correct it.
The only time i used the manual exposure settings was in the dark on top of a motorway bridge where i wanted an effect of the cars rear lights going along in light streams down the motorway, i got my picture,but i think you have to be a little advanced to use manual setting and get the right picture every time. i had this camera for about six month before i realised it was also a video camera. if you use it with a 4 gb sd or xd card inside you can record for a good 3 hours, very good sound too. it also comes with a long life ( LI ion) battery that takes about an hour to fully charge and then lasts for about 100 photos, i went to a wedding at a church and filmed the whole service with this camera then carried on taking picture at the reception at night and the battery never went flat.
its a very good camera for the £70.00 i paid. if anything was to happen to my camera i would definitely buy the same camera again . it is a good camera if you are new to photography and also good if your a little advanced with exposure and camera set up. but saying that i learnt everything from the user manual which is simple and precise information.
i hope this as gave you a little incite on how good this camera is.
i would rate this camera 5/5 for value , its point and shoot mode, its advanced features that you would find on more expensive cameras, and for the video camera function that i use just as much as a still camera. i really don't think you would be unhappy with this buy.
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Hi - sounds like a good enough camera for snaps and a bit of motion stuff... how much of the 5x zoom is "optical" vs "digital" zoom? How good is it at close-focus and at a wide-angle? Enough information for people to determine answers to this type of question will get you higher ratings.