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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera

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16MP 30x CMOS Jun 2013
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24-720mm Fujinon 30x Optical Zoom With Super Macro ModeThe FinePix HS30EXR sports a versatile 30x optical zoom that covers focal lengths equivalent to 24-720mm. Tackle shots ranging from wide... More
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Seven Industry Awards

Experts in cameras really like this camera and have given it seven awards.

The writers at four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this bridge camera digital camera. This Fujifilm digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs and Hardwarezone.com.ph.

Furthermore, the writer at CNET.co.uk gave this Fujifilm camera an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was marvellous and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement. This bridge camera digital camera also received a "Silver" award from Toptenreviews.com who wrote it was very good.

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Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 80% based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, FinePix HS30EXR owners rated this digital camera as superb.

Good Quality Lens

A few Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom. Four years ago expert review site Neocamera.com said “The Fuji Finepix HS30 EXR is an SLR-styled ultra-zoom with one of the most versatile zoom ranges”.

A few people who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens. Cameras.co.uk wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR “The fact that the lens is flexible enough to also squ”. Neocamera.com mentioned “Its 30X optical zoom lens has an amazing 24-720mm equivalent range, starting ultra-wide”. Neocamera.com also mentioned “The key is versatility and a mechanical 30X ultra-wide angle optical zoom lens covering 24-720mm more precisely than any of its peers is just the start”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. One customer wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “You'll likely be attracted to the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR by its long zoom and high resolution”.

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Four years ago expert website Neocamera.com said “A high-speed EXR CMOS sensor capable of capturing 16 megapixels images at 8 FPS” but despite that they rated this digital camera 3 stars.

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Good Size

Several customers who purchased it agreed that it was compact. Pcmag.com wrote “The 16-megapixel camera is about the same size as a compact D-SLR” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review “The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a bridge compact camera with a massive 30x zoom lens, full 1080p movies with stereo sound, 3 inch tilting LCD screen, 8fps burst shooting” .

Several people who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR agreed that it was a good body shape. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a traditional styled body that closely resembles a Digital SLR.” in their review and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.ph wrote “As important as it is to have a capable camera body and image sensor”.

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good physically. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “A wealth of physical controls.”. One person who purchased the product said that it was heavy and bulky.

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Nice Design

A number of people said in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert review site Cameralabs.com mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review four years ago “A super-zoom with its own very distinctive character and style”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “The Fuji HS30 EXR is a pretty standard replacement for the HS20 EXR”.

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner said in their reviews that it was a good design.

One customer who bought the product thought it was ergonomic. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR on expert review site Expert Reviews “Excellent ergonomics and superb image quality in low light.” and gave the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “It's packed with features, produces a great set of pictures”. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review “A number of advanced features that you would expect to find on a Digital SLR”. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “Both models carry over several of the awesome features users loved on the HS20EXR fro” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR.

Good Support

Four Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR reviewers considered that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site CNET.com “For example, this newest version gets a redesigned manual zoom”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The camera has full manual controls with RAW support”. Expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote “This camera uses an advanced anti-blur system to help you get sharp images with low noise”.

Robust

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Toptenreviews.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a bridge camera that combines advanced photography technology with a solid design”. Four years ago Reviewed.com said “Though the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a solid superzoom, we come away from this review a bit disappointed”.

Easy to Use

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “The 30x Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a pleasure to use thanks to a manual zoom lens, Raw support”. One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned “With excellent photography results and comfortable”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who bought this digital camera thought it had a good viewfinder. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “It brings a largely improved viewfinder and an Li-ion battery.” in their review of this digital camera. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert website Pocket Lint four years ago “It has a best-in-class viewfinder and the inclusion of a rechargeable li-ion battery is welcome”.

Good Brand

Fujifilm is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Fujifilm also has good reviews for its bridge cameras.

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Good Video Capture

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy.

Good Product Quality

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix HS30EXR also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the FinePix HS30EXR has an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews 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 digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough 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) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the FinePix HS30EXR is more than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 0.26 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes amongst bridge cameras of this age. Across all the bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 3", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.3".

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The FinePix HS30EXR has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix HS30EXR. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix HS30EXR is 2s and the longest is 120s. At 30 seconds, the FinePix HS30EXR has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix HS30EXR is 1,600, the highest is 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000. With a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This 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 FinePix HS30EXR supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix HS30EXR.

Amongst comparable types of digital 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 HS30EXR is more than most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently 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 digital camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to 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 that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras of this age and type.

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Supports One Power Source

The FinePix HS30EXR has a greater number of power sources than most bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This 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 HS30EXR.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst bridge cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length of cameras of this type and age is 24mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The FinePix HS30EXR does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix HS30EXR.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The FinePix HS30EXR does not support video recording. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix HS30EXR also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the FinePix HS30EXR is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The FinePix HS30EXR does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix HS30EXR is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix HS30EXR, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR does not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR is 2x, the biggest is 500x, and the average digital zoom is 16x. The FinePix HS30EXR has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

Other 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price].

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The FinePix HS30EXR has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 2.7, the smallest is 20, and the average maximum aperture is 6.7. At only 5.6, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras of this spec and age is 500g. With a weight of 637 grams, the FinePix HS30EXR is one of the heavier bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst bridge cameras of this age.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (755g and higher rated).

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Only One Supported Battery

The FinePix HS30EXR is a one supported battery digital camera. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix HS30EXR have between one and three supported batteries.

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Thick

At 126 millimeters, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is fairly thick compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. The depths of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix HS30EXR range from 16mm to 150mm, and the average depth is 96mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

Released Over Three Years Ago

This bridge camera digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the FinePix HS30EXR has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

The FinePix HS30EXR has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
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 Structure
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
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
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features

7 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Ephotozine Recommended Camera Labs Recommended toptenreviews.com Silver hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(34)

If you want a camera that is capable of mega zoom and has many of the same features as an SLR camera, we recommend looking at the HS30EXR from Fujifilm...

Toptenreviews.com

26 March 2013

The FujiFilm Finepix HS30EXR Digital Camera Review tells that this camera is convenient for both skilled and entry-level photographers. Users can explore and improvise their photographic skills...

16 January 2013

Hardwarezone.com.ph

As important as it is to have a capable camera body and image sensor, a lot of thought also needs to be placed on the attached lens when buying a digital camera. After all, it's that see-through... Read more…

19 November 2012

Though the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a solid superzoom, we come away from this review a bit disappointed. When we heard the HS30 would stick with the same zoom ratio as its predecessor, we...

1 September 2012

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR is, like it's predecessor, a super-zoom with its own very distinctive character and style. The specifications put it on a par with market-leading models from other...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 April 2012 by Mr P

My new Fuji HS30EXR is a great improvement on it's predecessors,the HS10,the HS20EXR,and I have owned them both! It's faster to use,a better EVF,(although it could still be better!)an improved EXR... Read more…

Reviewed 16 January 2013 by Jeff

I have been a semi-pro photographer -part of my job in Tech Pubs- since 1968, mostly industrial with weddings and things on the side at weekends when I could not get out of them. I also was... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2012 by P. Brun

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... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2012 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I bought the HS30 after having had a Fuji Finepix s6500fd for approximately 6 years. The s6500 was a 6MP bridge camera and took very good photos. I was looking for something with a bigger range of... Read more…

Reviewed 8 May 2012 by A. Ferguson
(Verified Purchase)

My last "proper" camera was an Olympus OM2 SP and it's been 10+ years since I've owned a SLR. After deciding to buy a new camera, I read some reviews and decided to go for this model. I'm glad I... Read more…

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