Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
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Fuji Finepix HS30 EXR
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. The triple-mode EXR technology adds to this the ability to shoot low-noise images or up to 1600% the dynamic range of conventional sensors.
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 fast and responsive, Responsive manual focus ring, Eye-Start sensor, Very good ergonomics, Plenty of direct controls, Good build quality
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, Poorly placed tripod mount, Waking up camera requires power cycling