This South African camera shop is now showing the HS50 as discontinued.
This makes the third report in the last two weeks that would seem to suggest we may be seeing the last of the premium super-zoom / bridgecameras from Fuji. Personally I hope not, but all indications would suggest this may be the case.
Here in New Zealand a major retail chain has one HS50 left and has it marked down because it was their store demo unit. Apparently no more units are currently available.
I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that there is something new coming from Fuji at Photokina later in the year.
P.S. Make that four, I just came across this forum post citing Amazon suppliers not able to fulfill their order.