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.
Summary: i searched for the right camera for almost 3wks reading review, after review, after review.. i reviewed both the d-slr's, the performance (bridge) cameras, And the point and shoot camera's.. i studied about megapixels, that the higher the megapixel doesn't always mean better image quality.. i studied focal points, iso's, etc. etc., and through every camera from the slr's to the p and a's this little hs10 had them All beat..
Excerpt: - This was the best super-zoom camera for me until the arrival of HS20EXR. - Everything is perfect except for a slow-response but that is tolerable. - With proper handling and knowledge, you can't go wrong with HS10. - I can do difficult BIF, sports, low-light, macro. Name it, HS10 can do it. - For whiners, know your camera first before complaining. - It maybe slow in shot-to-shot delay and write times but that is tolerable.
Summary: I have used Fuji bridge cameras over the past five years and have always found them reliable and great fun to use. The HS10 is no exception. Although it's RRP is quite high, you can shop around and get really great deals. Even so, $300 odd dollars can be a little off putting, however the HS10 truly is worth every penny. The features it comes with are reliable, simple to use and provide grat opportunity for creativity.
Summary: I was deciding between the Fuji HS10 & Panasonic FZ100. They are both top superzoom cameras. I liked the fact that the HS10 used AA batteries. I also liked the manual zoom ring on the HS10. I had heard good things about both cameras. So after a ton of reserch I decided on the HS10. Its performance is outstanding. I have not found anything that I dislike about this camera so far. This camera is great for taking pictures of sports and wildlife especially.
Summary: I have had this camera for only a little over a month now and have taken about 450 pictures (some good, some bad). Almost all of the bad ones were my fault (experimenting and learning). I have two other "point and shoot" digital cameras (Olympus & Sony) and a very old Olympus OM1 SLR that is "bullet proof". That being said, this Fujifilm Finepix HS-10 is a dream come true.
Summary: The instruction manual leaves a lot to be desired. Jpegs are superb. RAW images show considerable distortion if you process them in anything other than the RAW File Converter application that is supposed to be supplied on the CD that comes with the camera, but wasn't. At least it wasn't if you're looking for the Mac version. I had to find and download the thing on my own. While it corrects the lens distortion, in all other respects, it is a mediocre RAW processor.