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.
Very under rated camera which is best for indoors and outdoors zooming.
2 weeks ago
Summary: This Fujifilm HS30 is very under rated camera. Many reviewers are complaining about high iso image noise but there is EXR mode that they forgot to use.Using EXR mode in 8mp mode, the camera gives sharp and clear images than other competitors. I have many digital cameras and DSLR.