As usual we see the wide range of prices that some retailers put on their products. The HS50 is no exception to this. It does however beg the question as to exactly how some retailers think they can get away with the more exorbitant pricing, perhaps they don’t have internet access or are restricted to one particular supplier who is rorting their clients for pecuniary gain. Whatever the case, as a prospective buyer you would do well to look around carefully, and in this the net is the best place to start and possibly finish.
Below is a quick search result from Pricespy showing the availability of the HS50. Pricespy is my recommendation as a starting point in you purchase plans for any future camera. It saves an awful lot of time.