Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Zoom Review

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Playback Screens & Menus

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

When you select Playback mode, the last picture that was taken is displayed. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. The overlay information is displayed for each image. By pressing the DISP button you can set it to display several different amounts of info, including allowing you to select your photos by the date taken.


Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

There are 3 different index modes in which you can choose from. You can show two images side by side, 9 images, or with the high resolution LCD screen you can display 100 images in a 10x10 array.



Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

The image can be magnified in several steps by pressing the telephoto zoom button. Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around (Pan) inside of it.



Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

Playback MENU options:

    ERASE - Single frame or All frames
    RED EYE REMOVAL - Removes the red color from the eyes of your subjects
    IMAGE ROTATE - Rotate the images on the camera
    PROTECT - Frame, Set All, Reset All
    COPY - Copy your images from internal memory to your xD card or visa versa
    VOICE MEMO - Record up to a 30-sec voice memo
    TRIMMING - Trim (crop) the image and save as new image
    SET-UP - enter the SETUP menu



Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

If the camera uses the face detection when taking a picture, then it will tell you when you are viewing them in playback mode. It also gives you the option to zoom in on the faces by hitting the face detection button. If there are more than 1 face detected, it will continue to show the faces in the picture (Up to 10 per image).


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Trim (crop) the current image and save it as a new image file.



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Movie clips can be played in the camera or viewed on a TV using the supplied Audio/Video cables.The image number, resolution and date and time are shown before the video is played. During playback, the length of the video is shown.



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As with the F40fd, this camera also includes the IR Communication tool. This allows you to transfer data between two Fuji cameras without any cables. All you have to do is point the IR sensors at each other and specify which camera will send and which will receive. For a single picture, the transfer time was around 2 seconds. (Images taken from the F40fd review)




Fujifilm FinePix F50fd


Set-Up Menu:

    IMAGE DISP. - 1.5, 3 seconds or Continuous
    FRAME NO. - Continuous or renew (file numbering)
    DUAL IS MODE - Continuous, Shooting Only
    SAVE ORG IMAGE - On, Off
    AF ILLUMINATOR - Enable or disable AF-assist lamp
    DIGITAL ZOOM - On or Off
    LONG EXPOSURE - On, Off
    DATE/TIME - setting of date and time
    OPERATION VOLUME - Volume of camera sounds, Low/High/Off
    SHUTTER VOLUME - Shutter sound-fx volume
    SHUTTER SOUND - Select different shutter sounds
    PLAYBACK VOLUME - Volume of movies or voice memos
    BLOG IMAGE SIZE - 640, 320
    LCD BRIGHTNESS - LCD brightness
    FORMAT - Format the xD Card
    LANGUAGE - English/French/German
    AUTO POWER OFF - Off, 2 min. or 5 min.
    TIME DIFFERENCE - World time offset
    BACKGROUND COLOR - Menu screen color scheme
    GUIDANCE DISPLAYY- On, Off
    VIDEO SYSTEM - NTSC or PAL video signal timing
    IR COMMUNICATION - Standard, IrSS RESET - resets all camera settings to default.



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