Fuji FinePix F50fd


Next we have the camera that a lot of you have been waiting for — the replacement to the FinePix F30 and F31fd. I’m a bit concerned about the 12MP resolution — can the SuperCCD still deliver with that many pixels? Only time will tell…

FinePix F50fd [specs]

  • 12.0 effective Megapixel SuperCCD HR sensor (7th generation)
  • F2.8-5.1, 3X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 35 – 105 mm
  • Optical image stabilization (CCD-shift type)
  • 2.7″ LCD display with 230,000 pixels
  • Full manual controls
  • Can crank ISO to 6400 at 3MP resolution or ISO 3200 at 4MP; full res stops at ISO 1600
  • New face detection 2.0 can detect faces at various angles — even profiles; this is the only one of the five cameras with this enhanced FD feature
  • New auto redeye removal feature
  • New portrait enhancer feature “minimizes fine lines and small skin blemishes”
  • New “GUI Micro Thumbnail” feature lets you view photos in groups of 100
  • Records movies at 640 x 480 (25 fps) with sound
  • IrSimple infrared feature lets you beam photos to compatible devices
  • 25MB onboard memory + xD/SD/SDHC memory card slot
  • Uses NP-40 lithium-ion battery; 230 shots per charge (quite a drop compared to the F30)
  • Ships in September for $300

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