Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
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RobinJoe, DP Review
2 February 2014
Excerpt: My primary interest is wildlife, and especially birds. So the long zoom is essential. Just remember this is a compact camera for a zoom this powerful, it uses a small sensor to accomplish this, so don't expect miracles.
Excerpt: This is my first Review ever of any Camera on this site or on any site. I read a lot all the Comments and discussion in this site and in others as well about the EXR Fuji Family, before I jumped in and bought this HS30-EXR Camera 04 months ago.
Summary: This camera has variaty of automatic settings. Manual mode is what I expected. The aparture, shutter speed and ISO can be chosen manually. The only negative is manual focusing. It doesn't feel like analog style focusing.
Summary: This is a bridge camera with a 30x Zoom (24-720mm) with great image stabilization. A great walk around camera for someone who doesn't want to carry a DSLR and several lenses. The EXR mode works well and enhances the capabilities of this camera by analyzing the scene, light value, subject, etc.
Summary: It is not a DSLR but it has great capabilities. I love that it shoots in RAW and I can also do HDR photos with it. I love Fuji film and I can choose to use the many different controls to vary my photos! I was surprised to learn that its CMOS is a bit larger than on the Cannon PowerShot SX40 HS.
Summary: This is second superzoom from Fuji that I have owned. HS30 has many great improvements that made the 720 enticing. Great for outdoor scenery and grandkids summer sports. Still does not have the low-light capability of an slr.
Summary: I picked the HS30EXR because of it's manual zoom and ability to accept filters. It is a small and light camera. People with big hands may have some difficulty with the controls. The shot-to-shot lag is wanting, but can be overcome using burst/continuous mode. The macro mode is excellent.
Summary: Good: Very good build. Better than the HS-20. New lithium ion battery is very good. I have yet to run it down in a day's shooting. Excellent color and sharpness (set size to medium for ISO 100 and DR to 400). Very low noise in daylight. Good low light. Excellent Electronic View Finder (EVF).
Summary: Purchased the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR for the extended zoom and RAW format option. I have been using Nikon SLR/DSLR for a long time. Overall I like the HS30 - wanted the RAW format option, zoom photos good and definitely close with the 720mm equivalent, macro photos good.