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Fujifilm HS30
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Fujifilm HS30 Digital Camera

16MP 30x CMOS Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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22 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

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

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Fujifilm bridge camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Fujifilm is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the HS30 which do not support Full HD video, the Fujifilm HS30 supports Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the HS30 which do not support video capability, the Fujifilm HS30 supports video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Fujifilm HS30 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price], and the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm HS30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price], and the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] is also worth considering.

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1/2"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Fujifilm 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 optical sensor size of all comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HS30 ranges from 1/3"" to 4/3"".

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Has Two Image Editings

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of image editing modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HS30. The image editing "Crop" is also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Has Eight White Balances

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

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm HS30 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Fujifilm camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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 across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HS30.

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

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 2s and 120s. The Fujifilm HS30 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (30 seconds) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the HS30.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm HS30 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Fujifilm camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm HS30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the HS30. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera 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 comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as 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 typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Fujifilm HS30 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Tracking Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Fujifilm digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess 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 digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Features One Light Metering

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Fujifilm camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The Fujifilm HS30 has a better display than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. 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.

This camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2.6, the largest is 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5. At only 2.8, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the HS30.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Fujifilm HS30 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as the HS30 are not 3D. The Fujifilm HS30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm HS30 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the HS30 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Fujifilm HS30 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of shooting modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HS30. The shooting modes "Program" is also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Fujifilm HS30 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Fujifilm digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the HS30. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Fujifilm HS30 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 38GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of this age and type have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 20. At only 5.6, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the HS30.

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Heavy

The Fujifilm HS30 is quite heavy (637 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HS30 have weights of between 120g and 910g.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The combined zooms of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the HS30 range from 16x to 3,600x. The Fujifilm HS30 has one of the smaller combined zooms (only 60 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm HS30

Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly average optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HS30.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (60x and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price], and the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HS30.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HS30.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] (4x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price] (5x) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
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 Type
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
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
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
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 code hs30, code hs30e, code hs30ex, code hs30exr
Barcodes 04547410202540
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