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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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32 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of a similar type and age, this bridge camera camera is one of the most awarded by experts in cameras.

The reviewers at Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs and Hardwarezone.com.ph all wrote that concluded that they would recommend this Fujifilm camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites all endorsed this bridge camera camera. CNET.co.uk said that this Fujifilm camera was exceptional and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement. In addition, Toptenreviews.com thought that this bridge camera camera was very good and gave it a "Silver" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this digital camera rated this camera as outstanding on average.

Good Quality Pictures

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. One customer who bought the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a good image sensor. Neocamera.com said “A high-speed EXR CMOS sensor capable of capturing 16 megapixels images at 8 FPS” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR however they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owners who bought it considered that it had a good zoom. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk “You'll likely be attracted to the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR by its long zoom and high resolution”. Expert website Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Fuji Finepix HS30 EXR is an SLR-styled ultra-zoom with one of the most versatile zoom ranges”.

A few customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good lens. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote five years ago “The fact that the lens is flexible enough to also squ” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Neocamera.com mentioned “Its 30X optical zoom lens has an amazing 24-720mm equivalent range, starting ultra-wide”. Neocamera.com also said “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 Size

Several customers reckoned that it was compact. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The 16-megapixel camera is about the same size as a compact D-SLR” in their review and rated the product 70 out of 100. Photographyblog.com said in their Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR 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” .

A number of customers wrote that this digital camera was a good body shape. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a traditional styled body that closely resembles a Digital SLR.” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR. Four years ago expert review site Hardwarezone.com.ph said in their review of this digital camera “As important as it is to have a capable camera body and image sensor”.

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR reviewer mentioned that the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR was good physically. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their review “A wealth of physical controls.” . One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner said in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR was heavy and bulky.

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Nice Design

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Five years ago Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR on expert website Camera Labs “A super-zoom with its own very distinctive character and style” and rated the product 4 stars. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The Fuji HS30 EXR is a pretty standard replacement for the HS20 EXR” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR.

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner who reviewed the product considered that it was a good design. Toptenreviews.com wrote “The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a bridge camera that combines advanced photography technology with a solid design” in their review.

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR agreed that it had good features. Cnet.co.uk scored it 5 stars and mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “It's packed with features, produces a great set of pictures”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk rated the product 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “A number of advanced features that you would expect to find on a Digital SLR”. Steves-Digicams.com said “Both models carry over several of the awesome features users loved on the HS20EXR fro” in their Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review.

Good Support

Four Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR reviewers considered that the product had good technical guidance. Cnet.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR on expert review site CNET.com “For example, this newest version gets a redesigned manual zoom”. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned five years ago “The camera has full manual controls with RAW support”.

Robust

A few people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was well made. Reviewed.com wrote “Though the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a solid superzoom, we come away from this review a bit disappointed” in their review.

Easy to Use

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The 30x Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a pleasure to use thanks to a manual zoom lens, Raw support” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR and rated it 4 stars.

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Techmagnifier.com wrote in their Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review four years ago “With excellent photography results and comfortable”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “It brings a largely improved viewfinder and an Li-ion battery.” in their review of this digital camera. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert website Pocket Lint five years ago “It has a best-in-class viewfinder and the inclusion of a rechargeable li-ion battery is welcome” in their Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review.

Good Video Capture

One person thought it was good for video recording.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner concluded that it was noisy. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review “This camera uses an advanced anti-blur system to help you get sharp images with low noise” and rated it 5 stars.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Fujifilm digital cameras and also specifically for Fujifilm bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Fujifilm had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Good Product Quality

One Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR owner concluded that the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR was good quality. Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “Excellent ergonomics and superb image quality in low light.”.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix HS30EXR has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix HS30EXR also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The FinePix HS30EXR has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Fujifilm camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Quite Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has one of the wider field of views amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average field of view of cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR is 99%.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

At 0.26 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago 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 Balances

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

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix HS30EXR. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The FinePix HS30EXR has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, the FinePix HS30EXR has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The FinePix HS30EXR 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 digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix HS30EXR. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Fujifilm digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix HS30EXR.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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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 typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of this age and spec.

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The FinePix HS30EXR has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Fujifilm digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.9, the FinePix HS30EXR has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix HS30EXR. The average minimum aperture number of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix HS30EXR is 3.5, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

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

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix HS30EXR do not support Full HD video. The FinePix HS30EXR is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of this age and type are not 3D. The FinePix HS30EXR is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The FinePix HS30EXR does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix HS30EXR also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR, the FinePix HS30EXR is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a fairly small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix HS30EXR is 2x, the biggest is 210x, and the average digital zoom is 13x.

If this bridge camera camera digital zoom is too small for you 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 Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the FinePix HS30EXR is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix HS30EXR. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a quite small internal memory (only 25 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The internal memorys of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 8MB to 200MB, and the average internal memory is 54MB.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the FinePix HS30EXR has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of this spec and age have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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Heavy

With a weight of 637 grams, the FinePix HS30EXR is one of the heavier bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The lightest camera that has been around for a comparable time to the FinePix HS30EXR is 120g and the heaviest is 910g.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

Most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR which has one number of batteries supported.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the FinePix HS30EXR has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix HS30EXR the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 64 to 400.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix HS30EXR.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix HS30EXR.

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Average Optical Zoom

The FinePix HS30EXR has a pretty average optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 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 other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel

The FinePix HS30EXR has a relatively typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash

7 Awards

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

Expert Reviews

(33)

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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