Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
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AdamT, DP Review
2 August 2013
Excerpt: Nothing is perfect , least of all these "tourist" superzooms with their compromised optics and even more compromised sensors , the lens range is getting bigger and bigger but in general most of these cams still have annoying lever zooms and awful ergonomics - Fuji have long been ones for manual zooms on consumer superzooms, the excellent S9500 started it and the HS series of today still have this pivotal feature, the HS30`s action is improved over the lumpy action of the...
Summary: Compre esta camara, porque necesitaba reemplazar mi Dimage A200. Buscaba una camara que me permitiera tener todo en uno... para fotos que no requirieran una gran calidad tecnica. Esta Finepix tiene muchas cosas que me gustan, y que no encontre en el resto de camaras de ese segmento, como por ejemplo el zoom manual, el cual es excelente y la posibilidad de grabar en formato raw.
Summary: Viewfinder not very clear, very pixilated. Zoom ring is not smooth, quite stiff. Buttons on left side very handy and makes for easy changes. Quality of pictures very good for a low cost entry level camera.
Summary: Fuji did everything right with this camera except the images are way too noisy, even in the low noise EXR mode or at ISO 100 (lowest available ISO). I can get rid of the noise up to ISO 400 in either Lightroom 4 or Nik's Dfine 2.0 without noticeable degradation in picture quality, but it's an extra step in processing that would be better handled by a better sensor. Beyond ISO 400 the camera is essentially useless.
It didn't work for me, but it might work very well for others.
John Sturgeon, Amazon
6 July 2012
Summary: With high expectations the Fujifilm HS30 arrived yesterday on it's first day of release. I tested it out yesterday afternoon. Today it went back to Amazon. To be specific, the actual performance of the camera did not match everything the official spec sheet said it would do. And there were a few other problems with it, too. Part 1 - THERE IS A LIMIT ON THE ISO / SHUTTER SPEED.
Summary: This camera has many great features including multiple settings such as full manual, shutter-priority and aperture priority for those who want to have more control, and the ability to use an external flash (great for indoors when you need more than the on-camera flash can do). The extra-long zoom is also a big plus along with the small easy to handle size and light weight.
Summary: I guess you get what you pay for in a camera . Being honest I think this camera is over rated as far as quality is concerned ! It has alot of different settings , maybe too many for the general photographer . as you would need a course in how to manage it in difficult situations . Focusing seems to be the one of the biggest problems I am having with it , to get clear pictures at different distances from you .
Pros: very good zoom , quiet good pictures in good light!,
Cons: very poor in low light conditions , also manual mode is a poor feature on it as the focusing ring does'nt work on mine !! Video mode is quiet poor too as it needs alot of light ,other wise it can't focus on a frame .
Summary: I am a DSLR user who was looking for a camera that I could just throw in the bag and take out on family outings without the hassle and expense of bringing lenses. This is where the HS-30 comes into its own. It takes good macro shots and landscapes are fairly good. The lens is non detectable and has a range from 24mm(for wide angle) right up to over 700mm.
Summary: I have had a Fuji 9500 since 2006. Time for an upgrade. The HS30 produces better quality photographs and is a lot quicker focusing than the 9500. A bigger screen is much appreciated and the zoom has to be seen to be believed! Full HD video is really useful, as is the ability to take photo's whilst filming. Low light mode is very impresive.
Summary: Previous Cameras include a Minolta Konica bridge camera of 10 years ago, panasonic compact TZ6 and a panasonic G1 4:3 with 2 lenses. These affect my opinion of this camera. I traded the G1 because of the inconvenience of changing lenses. The tilting lcd screen is useful for low level close-ups of flowers and for holding the camera high above the head but it only tilts in one plane and so does not tilt in portrait format and neither can it be folded with the screen...