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Fujifilm FinePix HS30
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Fujifilm FinePix HS30 Digital Camera

16MP 30x CMOS Mar 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
24-720mm Fujinon 30x Optical Zoom And Super Macro ModeThe bright, high-precision Fujinon lens boasts a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and an optical zoom range from wide-angle 24mm to 30x telephoto,... More
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24 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including parentesis.com and info.abril.com.br this bridge camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Fujifilm bridge cameras have good reviews as do all cameras built by Fujifilm.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The FinePix HS30 supports video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix HS30 which do not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video recording currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix HS30 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price], the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix HS30 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price], the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price], or the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

If the memory card type of this Fujifilm digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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1/2"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the FinePix HS30 is 1/2"". That's 17% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". 6.40 x 4.80mm. The worst optical sensor size of all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix HS30 is 1/4"" and the best is 4/3"".

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Very Wide Field of View

The field of view of the FinePix HS30 of 100 percent is one of the widest amongst digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix HS30. Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix HS30 the field of view range from 95% to 100%.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The FinePix HS30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Fujifilm camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix HS30 is 2s, the longest is 120s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 20s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix HS30.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 2304 x 1536, 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix HS30. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix HS30.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the FinePix HS30 is more than most bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Fujifilm camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the FinePix HS30 is more than most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the FinePix HS30 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Fujifilm camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this age and type.

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TFT Display

The FinePix HS30 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all cameras of this spec and age.

The worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The FinePix HS30 has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Fujifilm digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix HS30.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 2.8, the FinePix HS30 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. Bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix HS30 have minimum apertures of between 2.5 and 19.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The FinePix HS30 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix HS30, the FinePix HS30 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to look at including the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix HS30, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The FinePix HS30 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the bridge cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix HS30 the digital zooms range from 2x to 500x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst bridge cameras of this age.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (4x and higher rated).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the FinePix HS30 is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix HS30. The shooting mode "Program" is also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 39GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the FinePix HS30 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix HS30 the internal memory range from 8MB to 200MB. With an internal memory of only 25 megabytes, the FinePix HS30 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Heavy

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix HS30 have weights of between 100g and 910g, and the average weight is 500g. The FinePix HS30 is one of the heavier bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix HS30 (637 grams) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix HS30 have combined zoom of between 25x and 3,600x, and the average combined zoom is 240x. At only 60 times zoom factor, the FinePix HS30 has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Thick

The FinePix HS30 is one of the thicker comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix HS30 (126 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix HS30 the depths range from 16mm to 150mm, and the average depth is 96mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the FinePix HS30 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix HS30.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the FinePix HS30 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Megapixel Count

The FinePix HS30 has a relatively standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix HS30.

If this Fujifilm camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (20.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The FinePix HS30 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Interface

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 December 2012

Avaliação de Maurício Moraes / Com o corpo muito parecido com o de uma reflex, esta superzoom da Fujifilm é farta em botões e controles manuais. O modelo tem boa ergonomia, com partes... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hs30ex, hs30exr, code hs30, code hs30e, code hs30ex, code hs30exr
Barcodes 04547410202540
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