Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
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Value for money 9
Picture quality 9
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
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.
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR super-zoom camera is a rather modest upgrade of its predecessor, but it does address some of the main problems that afflicted the HS20EXR, most notably the incredibly long image processing speeds for RAW files and continuous shooting.