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Fujifilm HS30 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16MP 30x Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Flash placement, so-so picture quality, poor viewfinder size
Not cheap
67 Reviews + 1 Award
hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this medium megapixel camera. Hardwarezone.com.ph gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This medium megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 76 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including reviewed.com, parentesis.com, fotohits.de and Neocamera.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

HS30 owners on average rated this camera as fantastic. 45 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. That puts this camera in the top 19% of all the digital cameras of this type and age.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 8,671 expert and user reviews (including 1,272 verified purchases) for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm HS30 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm HS30 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Quiet

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Neocamera.com said “Unique EXR modes reduce noise or boost DR”. Neocamera.com also mentioned “Low image noise in EXRSN mode” in their review.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “SSD hard drive keep it run cool and quiet all the time” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they scored the product 20 out of 100.

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Low Image Noise in EXRSN Mode

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Neocamera.com said “Unique EXR modes reduce noise or boost DR”. Neocamera.com also mentioned “Low image noise in EXRSN mode” in their review.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera have maximum memory card sizes of between 4GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 36GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm HS30 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Tilting LCD Screen

Four customers wrote that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. D. A. Mitchell said on Amazon.co.uk “This has a viewfinder, manual zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. Roland mentioned in his review of this digital camera “View finder is a good addition”.

Four customers who reviewed the Fujifilm HS30 considered that it had a good screen. Neocamera.com wrote “Tilting LCD screen” however despite that they only gave the product a score of 17.6 out of 100. Neocamera.com also said “Angleadjustable screen” in their review. Techmagnifier.com said “Articulated display” in their review of the Fujifilm HS30 however despite that they gave it a score of 17.6 out of 100.

Two people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had an electronic viewfinder. W. G. F. Palmer scored it 5 stars and said in their Fujifilm HS30 review “Excellent purchase, its an update from the HS20, nice update on the EVF”.

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1080p HD Video

Fifteen owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Neocamera.com mentioned in their Fujifilm HS30 review “Highquality 1080 HD video mode (and slowmotion video”. Neocamera.com also wrote “1080p HD video” in their review. Neocamera.com also wrote “Good movie mode” in their review.

Manual Zoom

Twenty-seven owners who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom. Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “24720 mm optical zoom lens gives good results over the whole focal range”. Neocamera.com also wrote “Zoom optique 24720 mm plus que dcent pour l'ensemble de la plage focale” in their review. Neocamera.com also wrote “Un vrai zoom optique manuel et une ergonomie "experte” in their review.

Seven people thought the Fujifilm HS30 had a good autofocus. Neocamera.com wrote “Autofocus ractif dans la plupart des situations” in their review of the Fujifilm HS30 but in spite of that they only rated it 1 stars. Neocamera.com also said “Fast autofocus” in their review. Wegason mentioned “Has a brilliant continuous shooting mode that maintains focus and is extremely useful for capturing the perfect shot of a moving smiling toddler” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners agreed that the product had a good lens. Neocamera.com wrote “Mechanical ultra wide to super telephoto lens”. 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” in their review. Jock.s said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “The feature, s are excellent and the lens is realy good on focus thank you”.

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Low Image Noise in EXRSN Mode

Twenty-seven customers thought the product was able to produce good images. Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Bonne qualit des images jusqu' 1600 ISO” but despite that they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Amazon.co.uk said “The features are incredible in this regard the picture is clear” however they gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. Four years ago Topbloke said “The 30x zoom can be doubled to give you a 60x magification and the picture quallity is brilliant” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven customers concluded that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Neocamera.com said “Highspeed movie shooting works well”. Neocamera.com also mentioned “RAW shooting” in their review. Neocamera.com also mentioned “Wide range of burst shooting modes” in their review.

One person who bought the product considered that it had a good ISO range. Neocamera.com said in their Fujifilm HS30 review “Jako obrazu do ISO 400” nonetheless they scored it 17.6 out of 100.

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Flash Placement, So-So Picture Quality, Poor Viewfinder Size

Three owners who purchased it considered that it did not have a good flash. Neocamera.com said in their review of the Fujifilm HS30 “Flash placement, so-so picture quality, poor viewfinder size”. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk wrote “I am unable to use the built in flash in any mode except Custom mode”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “The flash works” in their review.


Support

Manual Zoom

Fifteen people concluded that the product had good technical guidance. Neocamera.com said “24mm wide angle and manual zoom ring”. Neocamera.com also mentioned “Manual controls” in their review. Neocamera.com also said “Modo de enfoque manual preciso con dial de foco en el objetivo” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Quite Light and Fairly Compact

Four owners agreed that this digital camera was compact. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Quite light and fairly compact” . D. A. Mitchell wrote “I had bought a compact digital camera” in their review of this digital camera. Kathy said in her Fujifilm HS30 review on Amazon.co.uk “I love this camera! Previously I had a digital compact (also Fuji”.

One customer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was thick. Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “Extremely broad focal range” but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Hardwarezone.com.ph said “As important as it is to have a capable camera body and image sensor” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One owner reckoned that it was thin. Amazon.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Thin, sleek body and light weight” in their review of this digital camera. One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around.

One owner who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Kathy said in her review of this digital camera “I find this a huge step up - and without a big weight increase, OK it's a bit heavier” .

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Heavy

Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera that we have checked, the weight of the Fujifilm HS30 of 637 grams is one of the heaviest.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm HS30 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Fujifilm HS30 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm HS30 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm HS30 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm HS30 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Design

Manual Optical Zoom With Expertstyle Handling

Thirteen people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Troublsome scored it 8 stars and said “Why didn't they fit it with a cable release.I have the 9600 and that has it on the button and is very handy” in their Fujifilm HS30 review. Tilly wrote three years ago “Pretty straight forward to use and just fantastic in every "mode” in their review of this digital camera. Topbloke rated it 9 stars and wrote in their Fujifilm HS30 review on Amazon.co.uk “The hs30 is so much better great first time camera its sturdy build light weight and very easy to use it can be a simple point”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Neocamera.com mentioned five years ago “Manual optical zoom with expertstyle handling” in their review of the Fujifilm HS30 but they only rated the product 1 stars. One person reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “With excellent photography results and comfortable”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Michael Kirwan said “If you don't like to experiment with the manual settings yourself, there are plenty of automated options to keep you happy” in his review of this digital camera.

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Zoom Con Gran Angular Y Tele Al Tiempo

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Snowdrop said on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “I am really looking forward to getting to know my camera and taking some beautiful photographs”. Matthew Lewis rated the product 8 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “I love the SLR style manual zoom, which is very responsive”. Kelli Inglis wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I'm getting there! Sometimes just by luck I get a gorgeous shot (with animals it is all about patience” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was angular. Neocamera.com mentioned “Zoom con gran angular y tele al tiempo” in their review of this digital camera. One owner who reviewed the Fujifilm HS30 thought it had a good case.

One owner said in their reviews that the product was smooth. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “Easily converted to MPG which my software supports and produced a smooth video” in their review of this digital camera.

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Sturdy Build Quality

Five people who reviewed it thought it was well made. Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “24 720mm range, built in electronic viewfinder is useful” although they rated it 1 stars. Neocamera.com also wrote “24720mm lens with manual zoom, built in EVF presence, tiltangle LCD, external flash compatible” in their review. Five years ago expert website Reviewed.com said “Though the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a solid superzoom, we come away from this review a bit disappointed” in their review of this digital camera.

Sturdy Build Quality

Nine customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Neocamera.com wrote “Good picture quality up to 1600 ISO”. Neocamera.com also wrote “Sturdy build quality” in their review. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Long lens, good quality pics and average quality videos”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm HS30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 ($392.99), and the Sony NEX-3NL ($374.91) 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 15% more optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 6.40 x 4.80mm. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years optical sensor sizes range from 1/2.33"" (worst) to 2/3"" (best).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm HS30 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2304 x 1536, 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm HS30 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also support video capability.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon P510, the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95), or the Sony DSC-WX10 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm HS30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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 Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 ($392.99), and the Sony NEX-3NL ($374.91) is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm HS30 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm HS30 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm HS30 has one of the bigger optical zooms (30 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera is 14x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon P510 (42x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (60x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 720 millimeters, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 3.4. At only 2.8, the Fujifilm HS30 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Fujifilm HS30 of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-GF6 ($533.99) (4x), or the Lumix DMC-GM1 ($392.99) (4x) both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 ($329.99) (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38. The Fujifilm HS30 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Fujifilm HS30 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera which do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-3NL ($374.91), the Nikon P510, and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 ($649.99) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm HS30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Fujifilm camera). In addition, this 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Fujifilm HS30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Power

Battery Life - 300 Plus On 4 AAs

Four customers considered that the product had a good battery life. Five years ago Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm HS30 “Battery life - 300 plus on 4 AAs”. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Battery life is decent, 3.5”. Dennis & Janet wrote “Long battery life, immense zoom, compact body” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 6 stars.


Features

Lots of Features and Shooting Options

Eight owners who purchased it wrote that it had good features. Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lots of features and shooting options”. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Great picture and features” however despite that they rated it 20 out of 100. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said “The FujiFilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera Review suggests that it is comes with really enhanced features” in their review of this digital camera.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Fujifilm released the HS30 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code hs30exr
Barcodes 04547410202540
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