Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Zoom Review

By Movable Type Admin


Click for main menu





Features & Controls



Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

The FinePix F50fd is equipped with a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens that provides for an equivalent focal range of 35 to 105mm. The aperture range is from F2.8 to F8.0. The lens is retracted into the body on power down and has a built-in lens protector.

The auto focus system is a TTL contrast type with a Normal range of approx. 1.5 ft. to infinity (wide), 2.0 ft. to infinity (tele). The Macro close-up range is from 2.8 in. to 2.6 ft. (wide), and 12 in. to 2.6ft (tele). The camera also features a built-in focus-assist illuminator to aid in low light focussing



Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

The built-in flash has modes for: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro. The flash effective range (using ISO Auto) is from 2.0 - 14.4 ft (Wide), 2.0 - 7.9 ft (Tele), 1.0 ft - 2.6 ft (Macro) .



Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

The F50fd lacks an optical viewfinder, its large 2.7-inch color TFT LCD monitor (230K pixels) is used as the live viewfinder with 100% frame coverage. The LCD features an Auto Gain-Up mode for low-light use.

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

Controls on the back: At the top is the mode dial with positions for Auto, Natural light with flash, Manual, Aperture/Shutter Priority, Movie, Scene Position 1 & 2, and Natural light. The "green arrow" button puts the camera in review mode. The "F" button enables the Photo Mode menu to change image size/quality, ISO sensitivity and Color mode. The 4-way selector is used for selecting images in review mode and accessing the menu system. The MENU/OK button calls up and dismisses the menu screens and accepts selections. In record mode you press "Up" to enable the LCD gain-up mode or to delete an image in review mode, "Down" to enable the self-timer, the "Left" button toggles the Macro focus on and off and the Flash modes are controlled with the "Right" button. The DISP/BACK button controls the amount of data on the LCD and lets you "back" out of menu screens, and the "Face Detection" button lets you quickly enable the Face Detection AF.



Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

Controls on top: On the left is the IR communication eye. This allows you to transfer image data between Fuji cameras that offer this feature. The main power button and the shutter release with the zoom controls mounted around it. In playback mode the zoom control acts as the magnify option. To the right is the Dual IS (Image Stabilization) mode button.



Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

The combination I/O port is located on the right-hand side of the camera. It handles both the USB 2.0 high-speed port for transferring images to your PC and PictBridge direct printing as well as the Audio/Video output for connecting the F50fd to your TV set to view stored images and movies.



Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

The F50fd is equipped with approx. 25MB of internal memory along with a xD/SD/SDHC memory card slot. It's compatible with any xD card from 16MB - 2GB, SD card from 512MB - 2GB, and SDHC card from 4GB - 8GB. The battery is also located in this compartment.


Approximate Storage Capacities

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd





Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

Power is supplied by a high-capacity NP-50 Li-ion 3.6v 1000mAh rechargeable battery. Fuji claims it will provide enough power to capture up to 230 shots on a full charge. The battery pack is charged in the included handy AC battery charger.




Continue on to
Record Features





Return To
Reviews Index


Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Sony DSCF707 Cyber-shot 5MP Digital Still Camera w/ 5x Optical Zoom Sony DSCF707 Cyber-shot 5MP Digital Still Camera w/ 5x Optical Zoom $1,099.99
Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR 12 MP Super CCD EXR Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD Pink Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR 12 MP Super CCD EXR Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD Pink $399.00
Nikon Fieldscope FSB-4 Digital Camera Bracket - Nikon 8328NIK Nikon Fieldscope FSB-4 Digital Camera Bracket - Nikon 8328NIK $180.95
Looxcie 3 HD Wi-Fi Live Streaming and Recording Social Camera (SKins + 16GB + Social Clip) Looxcie 3 HD Wi-Fi Live Streaming and Recording Social Camera (SKins + 16GB + Social Clip) $149.98
GE E1035 10MP Digital Camera 3X Optical Zoom (Purple Color) GE E1035 10MP Digital Camera 3X Optical Zoom (Purple Color) $149.98
PowerSmart Battery Charger for FUJIFILM Finepix F20, FinePix F20 Zoom, FinePix F40fd, FinePix F45fd, FinePix F47fd PowerSmart Battery Charger for FUJIFILM Finepix F20, FinePix F20 Zoom, FinePix F40fd, FinePix F45fd, FinePix F47fd $39.79
Genuine Olympus High Speed Type M+ 2GB xD Memory Card for Digital Cameras - Fujifilm FinePix A202 A203 A205 A205S A210 A303 A310 A350 A360 Zoom A370 A400 A405 A500 A600 A610 A700 A800 A805 A820 A825 A920 BIGJOB HD-3W E500 E510 E550 E900 F10 F100fd F11 F20 F30 F31fd F402 F40fd F410 F420 F440 F450 F455 F460 F470 F47fd F480 F50fd F5fd F60fd F650 F810 IP-10 Digital Photo ID System IS-1 J10 J12 J50 S3 Pro S3000 S304 S3100 S3500 S5100 S5200 S5500 S5600 S5700 S5800 S6000fd S6500fd S700 S7000 S8000fd S Genuine Olympus High Speed Type M+ 2GB xD Memory Card for Digital Cameras - Fujifilm FinePix A202 A203 A205 A205S A210 A303 A310 A350 A360 Zoom A370 A400 A405 A500 A600 A610 A700 A800 A805 A820 A825 A920 BIGJOB HD-3W E500 E510 E550 E900 F10 F100fd F11 F20 F30 F31fd F402 F40fd F410 F420 F440 F450 F455 F460 F470 F47fd F480 F50fd F5fd F60fd F650 F810 IP-10 Digital Photo ID System IS-1 J10 J12 J50 S3 Pro S3000 S304 S3100 S3500 S5100 S5200 S5500 S5600 S5700 S5800 S6000fd S6500fd S700 S7000 S8000fd S $38.93