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Fuji SL 1000 with 50x zoom fully extended

 I have purchased two different Fuji bridge superzoom camera's the first was the SL300 30x zoom. I found that this was an excellent camera. It was light and perfect for an everyday camera, but 30x zoom was not quite sufficient for closeups of birds and other animals. I upgraded to the 50x zoom SL1000.

I purchased this camera about a month ago and with the 50x zoom is perfect for those shots where you need a longer lens. I love this camera and it has even been suggested a good backup camera if you are packing a heavy DSLR and want something a little lighter, and less obtrusive for shooting on the street.

The SL1000 features a 16.2 megapixel 1/2.3" Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD 1080i video at 60fps with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 12800. The built-in 50x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24-1200mm to suit working in a wide variety of shooting situations and lens-shift type image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working in dimly-lit conditions or with greater zoom magnifications. A tilting 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor enables image composition and review from high and low angles and a 920k-dot electronic viewfinder provides a means for eye-level viewing and for greater shooting stability. SR Auto (Automatic Scene Recognition) modes are also available for automatically determining optimum exposure settings and six different Advanced Filters can be applied to your imagery for enhancing their creative appeal. In addition, it has Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual and Custom modes so can customize the settings very much like your DSLR.  It will get  zoom and wide angle shots and can compose HDR shots in camera. The only drawback with the lens as you could not attach filters.I found  a special after market filter ring that attaches to the lens by 3m adhesive, and converts the 52 mm lens to 58 mm for attaching screw in filters from various manufacturer's.  

Some sample images taken with this camera appear below in the slide show.

Amazon has the filter attachment in camera accessories and also has great prices on Fuji camera's. The sidebar link will take you to the correct pages on Amazon.

 

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