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: Really wanted this bridge camera to work out. In the end the slow write time and poor quality video convinced me that it wasn't the bees knees. The video image was very pixelated in both 640 and max HD. Leaves on a well lit oak tree were blotchy and the highlights were blown.
Summary: After reading all the industry hype surrounding the pending release of this, Fiji's New flagship camera, I had very high expectations for this Megazoom Compact digital. Unfortunately, the camera didn't live up to all the hype. The camera has some good qualities such as a great 30X zoom lens, that's the equivalent 24-720mm on a DSLR! The camera also has a great burst shooting rate of 10 frames per second. For snapshot the camera gives good results.
Summary: . .I had preordered the HS10 and was really anxious to try it out when I received it. I wasn't too anxious to use the video part of the camera as I intend mainly to use still shots. So I spent much of the weekend trying out various function of the camera. I set up a series of shots where I varied the ISO from 100 to 3600 and evaluated the results. As expected, the lower ISO settings produced little noise. In fact, noise levels were quite low even at ISO 800.