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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
7.9 out of 10

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
30 July 2012
  • Summary: 1/2-inch, 16-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor EXR processor with an improved GUI (graphics user interface) 30x Optical Zoom Lens (24-720mm) 3.0" tilting LCD screen (460K dots) RAW / RAW + JPEG shooting 0.26-inch electronic viewfinder (920K resolution) 1080p HD Movie Recording at 30fps High speed movies at...
  • Pros: Awesome 30x optical zoom lens covers 24-720mm, Manual zoom operation allows for precise framing, Comfortable dSLR-like body, Plethora of automatic and manual exposure options, Improved shooting performance over past models, Excellent battery life, Captures pleasing 16-megapixel images, High quali...
  • Cons: Good amount of noise present across the sensitivity range from 200 on up, ISO 3200 and above are not usable in my opinion, Some edge softness present at wide angle, AF system has some difficulties when shooting at full telephoto in low light, AE system had some trouble when shooting video from th...
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Overall 7
7.0

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

PC Magazine
21 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The 30x Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a pleasure to use thanks to a manual zoom lens, Raw support, and a wealth of physical controls, but image quality at higher ISOs is disappointing.
  • Pros: 30x manual zoom lens. Tilting LCD. Excellent physical controls. High-quality EVF. Raw shooting. Hot shoe.
  • Cons: Big. Noisy JPG images at high ISOs. Slow to start up. No mic input.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fuji Finepix HS30 EXR

neocamera.com
6 July 2012
  • Summary: The key is versatility and a mechanical 30X ultra-wide angle optical zoom lens covering 24-720mm more precisely than any of its peers is just the start. A high-speed EXR CMOS sensor capable of capturing 16 megapixels images at 8 FPS and recording 1080p HD videos pushes things further.
  • Pros: Mechanical ultra wide to super telephoto lens, Stellar dynamic range in EXR-DR mode, Low image noise in EXR-SN mode, Consistent sharpness except near ultra-wide, Low optical distortion, Impervious to chromatic aberrations, Good color response, Fast autofocus, Virtually no shutter-lag, Generally f...
  • Cons: Above average noise at full-resolution, Smudging of details at all ISO settings, Useless ISO 3200 and up, Strong edge softness at ultra-wide end of zoom, 1s Movie record delay, Shutter speed limit drops by 1 stop per ISO, Useless live-histogram, Not Exposure-Priority, Complex feature interactions...
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Overall 8
8.3

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Camera Labs
13 June 2012
  • Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR is a 16 Megapixel super-zoom with a 30x stabilised lens, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and a 3in flip-up screen. It replaces the FinePix HS20 EXR which, on the surface, looks nearly identical and shares similar specifications, but there are a number of crucial...
  • Pros: Big, bright, high resolution EVF., LCD screen works well in bright light., Programmable Fn button., Face tracking AF for movies.
  • Cons: Manual Zoom not ideal for video., Big and heavy - similar to entry-level DSLR., Low light and stacking modes operate at half resolution.
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Overall 8
8.3
Video quality 8
8.0
Functionality 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
30 May 2012
  • Conclusion: No matter your consumer label, enthusiast, beginner or aspiring professional, you can’t go wrong with the Fujifilm Finepix HS30 EXR. It does everything you could need and more. It has an amazing focal range lens, good low light capabilities, a flip out screen, a DSLR likeness and great overall...
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Fujifilm Finepix HS30EXR Review

What Digital Camera
24 April 2012
  • Summary: Considering that the HS30 is packed out with more tech than the HS20 has, the £359 launch price represents good value. Shop online and the likes of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS can be picked up for around the same price, while the shorter-focal-length Panasonic Lumix FZ150 is around £369.
  • Pros: 24-720mm lens with manual zoom, improved EVF compared to predecessor, external flash compatible, tilt-angle LCD screen, li-ion battery included
  • Cons: Image quality not staggering (same as predecessor), overexposure not uncommon, continuous AF not fast enough for some subjects
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Techmagnifier
26 March 2013
  • Summary: FujiFilm is out with its new professional Digital Camera named, FinePix HS30EXR. It comes with good megapixel as well as with great zoom. Besides, it has an elegant design and enables excellent video recording too.
  • Pros: Great controls , Good zooming , Quite light and fairly compact , Sharp output , Articulated display
  • Cons: Video quality should have been more better
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Overall 8
8.0

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review

expertreviews.co.uk
27 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Fujifilm is currently the only company producing ultra-zoom cameras that take their operational cues from SLRs. While other ultra-zoom cameras use levers to zoom in and out, on the HS30EXR it's done by twisting the lens barrel.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

Trusted Reviews
21 June 2012
  • Summary: Fuji's latest 30x superzoom packs plenty of punch for the money.
  • Pros: Manually operated 30x zoom, Well featured and easy to use, Flexible EXR modes produce consistent results, EVF much improved from previous model, Better battery life than previous model
  • Cons: Still a bit sluggish in the performance stakes, Quite noisy at mid to high ISO settings
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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Overall quality 9
9.0
Looks 8
8.0
Photo quality 9
9.0
Color and saturation 9
9.0

Fuji Finepix HS30EXR

Cameras
16 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Fuji Finepix HS30EXR does offer a number of differences to rival Super Zoom or Bridge digital cameras. The main difference is the twisting lens barrel, but there are other handling aspects that make it that bit closer to a Digital SLR experience.
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