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Fujifilm FinePix HS30
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Fujifilm FinePix HS30 Digital Camera

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

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

Good Brand

On average Fujifilm bridge camera digital cameras have good reviews as do all digital cameras manufactured by Fujifilm.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The FinePix HS30 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support video recording currently available including the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The FinePix HS30 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix HS30.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or 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 FinePix HS30 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix HS30 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix HS30 also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews.

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1/2"" Optical Sensor Size

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2"". That's 15% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". 6.40 x 4.80mm. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix HS30 the worst optical sensor size is 1/4"" and the best is 4/3"".

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the FinePix HS30 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

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

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix HS30 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 2304 x 1536, 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix HS30 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s. At 30 seconds, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix HS30.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this Fujifilm 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 across all bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the FinePix HS30 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. 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 commonly supported video format on digital cameras of this type and age.

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

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

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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 bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The FinePix HS30 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Fujifilm digital camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The FinePix HS30 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The FinePix HS30 has a TFT display which is better than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most cameras that are a similar age to it 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 digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix HS30.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 is more than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Fujifilm camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have minimum apertures of between 2.6 and 19. With a minimum aperture of only 2.8, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has one of the smaller minimum apertures amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the FinePix HS30 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix HS30 are not 3D compatible. The FinePix HS30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix HS30, the FinePix HS30 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a GPS. The Fujifilm FinePix HS30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the FinePix HS30 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Fujifilm digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix HS30. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The shooting mode "Program" is also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This 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 came out more than two years ago. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the FinePix HS30 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix HS30. Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix HS30 have maximum memory card sizes of between 8GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 38GB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix HS30 range from 8MB to 200MB. At only 25 megabytes, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix HS30.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an optical viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Heavy

With a weight of 637 grams, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 is one of the heavier bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix HS30 amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix HS30 the weights range from 120g to 910g.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The FinePix HS30 has one of the smaller combined zoom (only 60 times zoom factor) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average combined zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix HS30 is 230x.

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Thick

The FinePix HS30 is one of the thicker cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix HS30 (126 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and type have depths of between 22mm and 150mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the FinePix HS30 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] is also worth considering.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix HS30.

Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix HS30.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel Count

The FinePix HS30 has a pretty average megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix HS30.

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MOS Sensor Type

The FinePix HS30 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix HS30.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (4x and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Interface

Expert Reviews

(2)
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…

6 June 2013

Si estás buscando una cámara de alta resolución con un zoom potente y funciones automáticas que te den excelentes resultados, la FinePix HS30EXR es una muy buena opción...

This camera creates 360, degree panoramas and lets you make your own 3D images
Great controls
Good zooming
Quite light and fairly compact
Sharp output
The LCD screen only folds out to a 90, degree angle
Video quality should have been more better
Manual Zoom not ideal for video
Big and heavy - similar to entry-level DSLR
Low light and stacking modes operate at half resolution

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 14 April 2013 by Duncan adam
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera after wanting to take up photography as a hobby. Did a lot of research and found this camera to be an ideal starting point. I think it will be a long time before I've exhausted... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2015 by Paul
(Verified Purchase)

As described...

Reviewed 30 October 2013 by Rupert Richardson
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted something a step up from the mini convenience cameras that nowadays struggle to outperform a phone camera. This one had lots of zoom, manual focusing and a decent flash. It also has (so... 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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