Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

Last Updated (13 May’13):
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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a Digital camera which offers a 16MP EXR CMOS II 1/2 inches Sensor with High Quality Fujinon 30x Manual Optical Zoom Lens. It also comes with Full 1080p HD Movies recording with HDMI, TTL Hot Shoe, High Speed Continuous Shooting, Image Stabilization, and a 3.0-inch LCD screen with resolution of 460,000-dot. The camera measures (W x H x D)130.6 x 96.6 x 126.0mm / 5.1 x 3.8 x 4.9in. and weight Approx. 687g / 24.2oz. (including battery and memory card).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR and writes;
“While the HS30EXR does produce better image quality than its predecessor, with the 16 megapixel EXR sensor offering an extensive ISO range up to 12,800, fast continuous shooting speeds, slow-motion movies and the useful EXR modes, it’s still no match for the company’s flagship bridge camera, the X-S1, or for some of its similarly priced rivals.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Trustedreviews reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR and writes;
“The HS30’s new EVF is infinitely more usable than its predecessor’s, and battery life is better too. Judged against other compact cameras using small 1/2.3inch sensors image quality is pretty good and the EXR modes remain useful in a variety of challenging situations.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR and writes;
“there are a couple of things that we’d still like to see: more accurate exposure and a lower-resolution sensor to help with critical detail would be at the top of the list, along with a faster continuous autofocus system.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMAG reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR and writes;
“It does a very good job—I was able to get sharp, handheld photos at the maximum zoom using shutter speeds as low as 1/30 second under the right circumstances. Of course, image stabilization works best when photographing static subjects—you’ll still need a fast shutter speed freeze motion when taking action shots.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR and writes;
“I was very impressed by the results achieved by the HS30 EXR, and the overcast conditions helped to illustrate the effectiveness of Fujifilm’s EXR system, which can be set to prioritise resolution, high sensitivity with low noise, or visible detail, depending on your preference.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Ephotozine reviews the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR and writes;
“The camera has full manual controls with RAW support and a flash hot-shoe it can quite easily be used like a Digital SLR, but is much cheaper than a Digital SLR with a super telephoto zoom lens. Images are good with slightly improved noise performance over the previous model, as well as an updated (and better resolution) electronic viewfinder, and the addition of a lithium ion battery improves battery life.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR User Manual (PDF)

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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Features

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR comes with a 24-720mm Fujinon 30x Optical Zoom and Super Macro Mode which produces exceptional resolution across the image plane, from the center to the edges. It also provides brilliant Fujinon optical quality across the entire zoom range. While the wide-angle 24mm to 30x telephoto optical zoom range can be controlled by twisting the lens barrel, which gives you speedy, intuitive control over magnification power.


This camera has an Image Stabilization combines highly effective CMOS-shift and high ISO image stabilization which ensure your images captured with extra-crisp and clear result, even at the full 30x zoom. In EXR AUTO mode, there is an Advanced Anti Blur which uses Multi Frame technology to capture images at high speed into a single, sharp, blur-free image with remarkably low noise, even at telephoto zoom settings.

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is equipped with Clear, High-Resolution Fujinon Electronic View Finder that boasts enhanced resolution of 920,000 dots and an expanded viewing angle of 22 degrees makes it ideal for tracking moving subjects. The viewfinder has an Eye Sensor which automatically switches the view from the LCD screen when you hold the camera up to your eye. In addition, the camera offers a 16-Megapixel BSI EXR CMOS Sensor which provides high-resolution image quality including exceptionally responsive performance.


Moreover, the camera is able to record full HD video (1920 x 1080p; 30fps/H.264 High Profile) with impressive stereo sound. While the continuous auto focus has been improved by adding facial recognition, to ensure the people in your movies are in focus and properly exposed.

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is equipped with a 3.0-inch Tilting LCD Screen that can be tilts to provide flexible viewing options for both high (45° downward angle) and low (90° upward angle) shooting positions. The LCD offers high resolution up to 460,000-dot and high-contrast (1:1100) with Sunlight Mode for clear viewing, even in bright outdoor conditions.


The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Highlights Features:

+ 1cm Super Macro
+ Super EBC – Aiming for High Quality Images
+ Wide Dynamic Range
+ High Sensitivity & Low Noise
+ Stunning Stills in Low Light
+ High-speed Auto Focus
+ Responsive Start-up and Processing Performance
+ High Speed Continuous Shooting
+ High Speed Movie
+ Best Frame Capture Mode
+ Pro Focus Mode with Face Detection
+ 3D Mode (Individual Shutter 3D)
+ Easy web uploading to YouTube™ and FACEBOOK via MyFinePix Studio


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