Summary: The Fujifilm HS10 is a fantastic camera, although dated by 2012's standards. The 30X zoom is amazing (moon shots, anyone?) and its ability to shoot a variety of photos is a huge plus. This was never intended to compete with entry-level DSLRs, so ignore the reviewers who say it's mediocre in comparison. I paid $180 for an used example which is excellent value for money. If you've got some more cash to spare, the HS20EXR is an even better choice.
Summary: I wouldn't want this camera even if I got paid to take it. I hate it. First of all, the flash sticks out way to far, so it's hard to use the zoom ring. The image stablization was not very good. If you zoom in, it's terrible. Also the camera was sluggish. Don't by this item.
Summary: Great little camera. The best thing is the lens. 24 wide to over 700 mm tele in one lens, wow . . . the picture quality stays consistent though out the zoom setting. Does a decent job for the $$$.
Summary: As a Pro journalist who is mainly a writer, I needed to be able to take photographs to go along with my race reports. I had been using film all along when the digital revolution invaded my space. Since my bread and butter was in the words, and mags and papers often hired separate fotogs to take the pics, I was not about to spend 4-6 grand on a digital SLR camera, I stuck with my film SLR.
Summary: I have owned this camera for a about 18 months now. I love this camera. I am inexperienced at photography but this camera makes me look pretty good at taking photos. I get compliments on the photos all the time. The zoom allows you to get pictures you wouldn't ordinarily get. I have to say it was a great purchase and I have my camera handy all the time. The best thing for me about this camera is the zoom. I am still learning its features and probably will for some time.
Summary: I've been using this camera for over a year now, alternating it with my iPhone and a Canon EOS 50D. Somehow this camera works nicely as an alternative to both of my other options; I tend to chose depending on the occasion. This camera is as large as my Canon, which means it is too large to fit easily in a purse (and certainly not a pocket), but it is much lighter. On a trip to Chicago, I brought my Canon, equipped with only a 50mm fixed lens.
Summary: Basically, I don't like digital cameras. However, the demise of Kodachrome forced my hand. A small fortune in Nikon SLR and darkroom equipment was sadly retired. The feature-laden HS10 is an excellent camera that relieves me from hauling a ton of interchangeable lenses. Its huge focal range alone is worth the price. Keep the firmware updated and this rig will do a yeoman' s job.
Excerpt: Great Camera with usability far beyond that of normal point and shoots. Zoom range is incredible considering the cost to match its range in a DSLR system. The build quality is rather good considering the cost. The grip is deep great for big hands and the weight might put off the quick point and shooters but for the more advanced the weight adds stability in proper hands. The view finder is a EVF that displays 100% of the frame.
Awesome bridge camera with amazing superzoom, just a few limitations...
11 September 2011
Summary: Purchased this camera as a replacement for my stolen FinePix 5700. Pictures turn out great, especially in natural light, zoom is incredibly powerful (coming from an 8x) and the lcd articulation works beautifully. A couple things to be aware of: 1. Long zoom +20x requires a tripod or other stabilization beyond whats onboard for the camera to capture any sort of clear image. 2.